Popular Teeth Whitening Treatments

Sometimes, no matter how much care one can give to the dental hygiene, teeth can still have a discolor appearance. Many people opt to do teeth whitening procedures since if teeth don’t look as white as they can be, they will portray a sense of an unhealthy mouth. Some of the reasons why teeth might discolor have to do with the drinks and foods we consume. Daily eating or drinking coffee, wine, soda, tobacco, and such are the most prominent contributors to teeth stain. Teeth whitening is getting more accessible now since these treatments can be performed in a dental office as they can be implemented in your own home.  Therefore, it is essential to search what treatment will work best for you before committing to any.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

Take-Home Whitening Trays

Take-home whitening trays are a tooth whitening procedure you can perform in the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to obtain the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work as well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth and whiten them with a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.

The time they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

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Zoom! In-Office Whitening

Zoom! In-Office Whitening

Over the years, many new teeth whitening options have appeared on the market. Some of them use a multi-stimulus approach for teeth whitening and are generally considered more invasive than the whitening trays. Although somewhat more invasive, they are still harmless and provide excellent results; however, they must be performed at our dental office. Zoom! is one of these whitening methods and the results can be appreciated in as little as one session.

How the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System Functions

First, our dentist performs a comprehensive exam, which is meant to highlight any dental problems which need to be addressed before receiving a whitening treatment. This guarantees that the Zoom whitening procedure works as effectively as possible and prevents any future damage to the teeth. If no conditions are found, then our dentist performs the teeth cleaning procedure. This primes the teeth for the application of the whitening gel.

Next, our dentist applies mouth spacers to prevent the cheeks and lips from coming into contact with the teeth. This protects soft tissue from the whitening agent and from any irritation.

Then, the teeth whitening gel is applied to the teeth. This gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that serves as the active ingredient that whitens the teeth.

After the gel has been applied, our dentist focuses a bright ultraviolet light on the teeth. This light acts as a catalyst and causes oxygen to be produced through a chemical reaction within the gel. This oxygen permeates the upper layers of the teeth and bleaches them from within, working to remove the stains both on the surface of and within the enamel.

Finally, our dentist cleans away the zoom whitening gel, completing the procedure.

In Marketplace Dental Care you will always feel welcome, we offer a variety of whitening methods. We are located in Indianapolis, IN. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact our dental office now 317-887-4800.