Zoom! teeth whitening can turn your smile from dull to dazzling. Improving your smile only takes a single teeth whitening session at the Bonita Springs, FL, office of Dr. Toniann Conte and Dr. Stacey Vlachos of Conte Dental.
How Zoom! whitening works
Zoom! whitening uses hydrogen peroxide gel to remove dark pigments stuck inside microscopic pores in your tooth enamel. These pigments drift into the enamel after you eat darkly pigmented foods and beverages, including:
- Sports drinks
- Red wine
- Soy sauce
- Ice pops
Hydrogen peroxide is a stain remover that breaks apart and removes the pigments, leaving your teeth up to eight shades whiter. Although over-the-counter whitening products also contain hydrogen peroxide, drugstore whiteners use a weaker formulation that doesn't work as well as professional-strength whiteners.
Before your Zoom! whitening session at the Bonita Springs, FL, dental office starts, you'll receive teeth cleaning. Cleaning removes plaque and tartar, two substances that not only increase your risk of cavities and gum disease but also interfere with whitening. Hydrogen peroxide can't penetrate tartar and plaque. If your teeth aren't cleaned before whitening, they'll look speckled afterward.
After the whitening gel is applied, your teeth are exposed to the Zoom! ultraviolet (UV) light. The light helps the whitening gel seep into the pores in your enamel and break apart the dark pigments. During your Zoom! whitening session, the light will be aimed at your teeth for 15 minutes at a time. You may notice a little warmth and tingling during your treatment when the light is turned on, but the treatment won't be painful.
What can I expect after whitening?
Your teeth will be noticeably whiter as soon as the gel is removed from your teeth. In fact, professional whitening can lighten your teeth three to eight shades in just about an hour. Whitening results usually keep your teeth lighter for two to three years or even longer. You can extend your results by avoiding or limiting darkly pigmented foods and drinks.
Brighten your smile with Zoom teeth whitening in Bonita Springs, FL! Call (239) 947-6646 to schedule an appointment with your dentists, Dr. Conte and Dr. Vlachos of Conte Dental.