Although it’s vital to your teeth’s health to brush them every day, they don’t always get completely clean. The consumption of dark beverages and acidic foods can stain teeth, eventually causing them to look discolored. Fortunately, our dentists at Hammond Pond Dental Group in Chestnut Hill, MA, use the Zoom! teeth whitening system to brighten and whiten teeth.
Like many teeth whitening processes Zoom! is a bleaching process that uses a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide to remove stains from tooth enamel and dentin. Unlike most over-the-counter whitening systems that use a moderate amount of hydrogen peroxide in their products, Zoom! uses a concentration of 25 percent.
This high amount is safe and allows your teeth to get whiter quicker than other over the counter or professional systems. This whitening system can get your teeth noticeably whiter in about two-hours. Other systems require you to return to the dentist’s office several times to whiten teeth.
When you come to Hammond Pond Dental Group in Chestnut Hill, MA, one of our dentists will examine your teeth and gums for any problems like decay. Then, if your mouth is healthy, he or she will clean your teeth before whitening them. They will also make a note of dental crowns, bonding, or other dental work that may not respond well to teeth whitening.
Next, a preparation solution is put in your gums and lips to prevent them from getting hydrogen peroxide on them. After applying the preparation, our dentist will apply the Zoom! teeth whitening gel, then start the first 15-minute session with the activation light. There are three 15-minute sessions with the light that activates the power of the gel to whiten your teeth.
The dentist who does your teeth whitening will provide you with a touch-up kit to take home and use if your teeth start looking discolored. While the in-office treatment can last up to 12 to 24 months, if you smoke, drink red wine, eat tomato-based food, or indulge in other dark foods and beverages, you may need to use the touch-up kit to keep your teeth looking their best.
If you want to get your teeth brighter and whiter, contact Hammond Pond Dental Group in Chestnut Hill, MA, to schedule a Zoom! teeth whitening consultation.