Achieve that Perfect Whiter Brighter Hollywood Smile!
So you are looking in the mirror this morning and what did you see??
Was it white bright beautiful teeth, or like the best part of the
population were they looking a little dull?
Like most things in life teeth gradually fade to yellow in color. If
you are an avid coffee, tea or red wine drinker then this will
accelerate the process and may also stain your teeth.
It seems that almost every cosmetic company has tried to monopolize
this industry with everything from whitening toothpaste to whitening
strips. But there are only really two main options.
Take-home whitening systems using trays and whitening gel or
in-office, for immediate whitening results using a light activated gel
to brighten teeth.
How are the procedures used?
Take Home whitening kits
Take-home whitening has become wildly popular in recent times due to
its flexibility and lower cost to in-house teeth whitening. The trade
off is that it takes slightly longer to achieve the desired results
(anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks)
This is accomplished by using a custom-made tray that is then
layered with a prescription whitening gel 30mins to several hours at a
time (dependent on how sensitive your teeth are).
Your dentist will make an appointment with you to take a custom
impression which will then be used as a mold to make custom trays.
Once the whitening trays are ready you will have another appointment
with your dentist where he will test them for a proper fit. Also the
dentist will show the patient how to use the trays in conjunction with
the whitening gel.
The whitening trays are quite comfortable to wear and can easily be placed in before bedtime and taken out in the morning.
Usually you will also be given a tooth mouse which you apply after
using the trays to help alleviate sensitive teeth that some people get
when using the gels.
There are several in-office whitening systems on the market but for
the scope of this article we will only discuss Zoom Tooth Whitening
The Zoom! Whitening Procedure
The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins with
a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The Zoom! Clinician
then applies the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel, this is activated by
a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten
shades whiter, sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment
competes the procedure. You'll be amazed with the results. In most
cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure.
How The Zoom! Works
The Zoom! Light activated gel was developed after years of research
by Discus Dental, the leaders in professional take-home tooth
whitening. The gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced Hydrogen
Peroxide that, when activated by the Zoom! Light, gently penetrates the
teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With proper care and an
occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.
Who is eligible for tooth whitening?
Well that is just a matter of preference really, anyone who would
like to whiten their teeth by up to ten shades. It is very common among
wedding parties for nice white bright wedding photos. But it really
does appeal to everyone.
The cost can vary from place to place but for take-home whitening
this can be around $450 and in-house whitening using zoom can range
from $500 - $1000 depending on the procedure used.
There are many different ways to obtain that beautiful whiter smile
but if you want to get the best value for your money visit your local
dentist and ask about it.