A White Christmas for your Chompers
- Posted on: Nov 15 2020
One of the reasons we like living in sunny Melbourne is so that we never have to shovel snow. Whether you moved to Florida from the north or whether you’ve always been a Sunshine State resident, not having to deal with a blizzard is a great thing.
But it does make it difficult to have a white Christmas…
Fortunately, at Implant Dentistry of Florida, we have Zoom! in-office teeth whitening. This awesome treatment guarantees at least your teeth can have a white holiday season, even if the outside temperature is 75 degrees!
Why do my teeth become stained?
Our teeth become stained from the foods and drinks we consume, as particles from the foods and drinks lodge in the porous enamel layer that covers our teeth. Drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, and certain fruit juices all stain the teeth, as do foods like raspberries, blueberries, and even dark chocolate! These stains all affect the outer enamel, and they can be removed.
There is a second type of staining where the interior of the tooth, called the dentin, is stained. This happens due to drug reactions — the antibiotic tetracycline is a main culprit — and from trauma. This type of staining usually begins as a yellow tint, but then it eventually ends up making the tooth grey. This interior staining of the teeth cannot be “whitened.” Covering the teeth with porcelain veneers is the only way to cosmetically address dentin stains.
What is the Zoom! Teeth Whitening System?
Zoom! is a powerful whitening tool. We administer it in our beautiful Melbourne offices and the appointment takes about two hours.
The first step of our Zoom! treatment is to protect your lips and gums by applying a special gel. Next we paint the surfaces of your teeth with the Zoom! whitening agent. This agent is activated with a special light. After 20 minutes we remove the whitening agent. We repeat this process twice more over the course of about one hour.
The results? Zoom! whitens your teeth from seven to 10 shades!
Why not just use over-the-counter home whiteners?
People sometimes ask us why they should use our Zoom! program when they can simply buy whitening systems at the drug store. The difference is the strength of our Zoom! whitening agents. Over-the-counter options are not nearly as strong or effective. Plus, since we paint the whitening agent onto your teeth, we make sure it is applied evenly. The same can’t be said about strips that may not fit very well, leaving some tooth surfaces less effectively whitened. That can make for an uneven final result.
Plus, there is a safety/comfort issue with store-bought whiteners. Their whitening agents can get on your gums, cheeks, and tongue, causing irritation and pain.
Finally, home whitening systems usually need to be applied for an hour or so every night from one to two weeks. Contrast that with the two-hour treatment at Implant Dentistry of Florida and you’ll love the convenience, fast results, and serious whitening you get with our Zoom! whitening system.
What to get a dazzling bright smile just in time for the holidays? Call the team at Implant Dentistry of Florida, (321) 372-7700, to make your teeth whitening appointment.