Professional teeth whitening is growing in popularity. One of the benefits of this growth in popularity is that the procedure now is a lot less expensive. As an added benefit, there are a lot of advanced techniques now available that provide longer-lasting results with a shorter treatment time. Among the most advanced of these techniques is the Zoom Advance system, which we are pleased to provide right here in our office.
There are two primary reasons why your teeth become discolored. The first reason is age. In the same way that our hair turns gray as we get older, our teeth can become discolored as well. As our teeth repair themselves, the new dentine that is created is darker. In addition, the wear and tear that comes from the daily use of our teeth take a toll on them. All of this makes our enamel naturally yellow.
Other reasons why a person’s teeth may change color from the inside out include taking certain medications at an early age, injuring the teeth, absorbing too much fluoride, having silver fillings, and simple heredity.
There are also external factors that dictate the color of your teeth. For example, if you drink coffee, wine, or tea, if you are a smoker, or if you chew tobacco, you will soon notice the stains on the outer layers of your teeth. Unlike some of the genetic reasons mentioned before, this staining does not affect the inner color of your teeth.
The professional teeth whitening provided at our office consists of a take-home system in which the patient wears a retainer overnight to whiten their teeth. After typically one or two weeks, patients enjoy a whiter, brighter smile.
Most people with healthy teeth make good candidates for Zoom Advance professional teeth whitening. We often recommend that patients come in for their teeth whitening after a professional cleaning to ensure the best, longest-lasting results. At Cascades Center for Dental Health, we proudly serve Sterling and the surrounding areas with comprehensive cosmetic and general dentistry, and we will be happy to provide you with professional teeth whitening so you can smile brighter. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more.