Teeth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to brighten teeth and reverse discoloration. It is now among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Teeth whitening is a one-time, one-hour procedure in the dental office.
Zoom!® and Glo® are among the most popular in-office teeth whitening worldwide. Most patients get satisfactory results after either one of these procedures. Depending on desired whitening by patients, hydrogen perioxide can be applied on teeth with different concentration. The most common risk factor is post sensitivity that can last from one hour to maximum 2 days.
Why Get Your Teeth Whitened by a Dentist?
There are two kinds of tooth stain: extrinsic and intrinsic.
Extrinsic stains are surface-level stains caused by dark-colored beverages, various foods, tobacco, and routine wear-and-tear. While some extrinsic stains can be removed by over-the-counter options, we are able to provide more powerful and thorough treatments.
Intrinsic stains are inside your teeth, which cause your teeth to appear blue or gray. These stains are caused by trauma, aging, exposure to minerals, and excessive ingestion of fluoride. Intrinsic stains can also be caused by untreated extrinsic stains. Over-the-counter options are not able to remove these kinds of stains.
In Office Teeth Whitening Procedures
At Forever Smile Dental Care
Zoom!® is a one hour single-visit, in-office procedure that gives results similar to typical 10- to 14-day take-home systems. Glo® is a 30 minute single visit in-office procedure.
During both procedures, we will begin by coating your teeth with a professional-grade hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel. We then use a special light to activate the gel, which will enter the enamel and dentin, replacing the discoloration.
Results may vary depending on the amount of discoloration caused by foods and liquids you eat or drink. Depending on eating habits, some people may need to re-whiten after a few months, while others may not need to re-whiten for a year or more.