You want to flash your smile without any hesitation, but your yellow teeth cause you to keep your lips firmly pressed together. Dull, stained teeth are embarrassing, but they don’t need to control your quality of life!
Thanks to innovative teeth whitening procedures like Zoom, you can fix discolored teeth quickly and easily. Instead of trying to use cheap store-bought whitening kits that leave your mouth vulnerable to sensitivity and burning, ask your dentist to help you fix discolored teeth with a professional treatment that promises reliable, lasting results.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
There’s no one specific cause of tooth discoloration. Your pearly whites might be not-so-white due to a number of culprits.
Outer discoloration causes the most obvious staining. It affects the outer layer of the tooth called enamel. Dark drinks, foods, and smoking all stain enamel with their dark pigments and molecules.
Inner discoloration develops when the core structure of the tooth, called the dentin, becomes dark or yellowed. Foods and drinks can’t cause inner discoloration as early. This type of staining is usually caused by certain medications, heredity, or excessive exposure to fluoride.
Age-related discoloration occurs when inner and outer discoloration accumulates over time. To make matters worse, the teeth become thinner and more brittle with age. This causes stains to become more obvious.
How to Fix Discolored Teeth with Zoom
There are many whitening products and services out there, so how do you know which is best for your smile? Do your research and ask your dentist for his recommendation. Dr. Lozano recommends Zoom to his patients throughout San Diego because it’s safe, effective, and reliable.
Zoom combines the newest advances in dental technology with evidence-based chemical bleaching formulas. This makes it possible to painlessly remove stains with much more efficiency than take-home strips, bleaching toothpaste, and at-home whitening gels.
The Bleaching Process to Fix Discolored Teeth
Zoom removes stains by targeting outer and inner discoloration. The unique bleaching formula lightens the dentin and enamel of each tooth in your mouth. Zoom’s formula includes a 25% hydrogen peroxide component, which is strong enough to lift away stains but gentle enough not to cause pain or discomfort.
As soon as hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth, the peroxide component breaks down into tiny oxygen bubbles. These bubbles eliminate yellowing and staining by pulling out the dark molecules.
Most whitening procedures stop here, but Zoom takes it a step further by using a mercury metal halide light. This light further activates the gel and expedites the whitening process. It contains a unique infrared filter that works to reduce the amount of heat (and therefore sensitivity) on the surface of the teeth during your whitening procedure.
Overall, Zoom protects the internal structure of the teeth, so your smile remains completely healthy and intact during and after the treatment.
The Unique Benefits of Zoom
Zoom has many advantages over other whitening procedures. Thanks to the unique combination of its powerful formula and infrared light, Zoom delivers incredible results without the downsides of other treatments.
The benefits of Zoom include the following:
- All teeth are treated together
- Faster treatment times
- Longer lasting results
- Less sensitivity than other procedures
- Stains can be removed from veneers, crowns, and other restorations
- Safe treatment procedure
Since all Zoom treatments are performed by experienced and highly qualified dentists, you can trust that you’ll get the best results.
Get Started with Zoom Now
Dr. Lozano and his team at RB Dental Excellence is proud to offer Zoom whitening to patients throughout San Diego, California. You can schedule your first whitening appointment with Dr. Lozano today to benefit from his fully customized whitening services.
Before all whitening treatments begin, Dr. Lozano will meet with you for a consultation. During this meeting, you’ll discuss your dental goals and identify the best treatment plan.
Once it’s time to begin your whitening treatment, your hygienist will first perform a deep cleaning to remove all debris and plaque from your teeth. This maximizes results and helps them last longer over time. Special eyewear is also provided to protect your eyes from the halide light, and splash guards to protect the clothing from the bleaching agent.
Here’s what you can expect during your Zoom whitening treatment at RB Dental Excellence:
- Cheek retractors help expose the full surface of teeth
- Gums are covered to reduce sensitivity.
- Whitening gel is applied directly onto the teeth.
- Halide light is positioned to activate the gel on all teeth simultaneously
- After 15 minutes, the gel is removed from the teeth and the mouth is rinsed
- More gel is applied for another 15 minutes.
- Second round of gel is removed and the mouth is thoroughly cleansed.
- The final treatment of gel is applied for 15 minutes.
- The gel is removed for the final time
That’s it! This multi-step Zoom treatment eliminates stains and helps your teeth look up to eight shades brighter in just 45 minutes. Dr. Lozano will give you tips to maintain your whitening results, including occasional retreatment with Zoom Weekender. Post-treatment touch-ups ensure your smile remains white and radiant long after your appointment.
Get in touch with Dr. Lozano today to fix your discolored teeth and finally smile with confidence once again!