Having gapped and crooked teeth can really make people feel embarrassed and even afraid of smiling. But having discolored and stained teeth can also force a lot of people to stop showing off their pearly whites — or in this case, their “tinted pearly whites” or “light browns.”

You can blame your diet and vices for the unsightly stains and discoloration on your teeth. Coffee, alcohol, carbonated drinks, chocolates, sweets and even cigarettes are the top causes of teeth discoloration and stains, along with tooth decay.

The good news is that you don’t have to undergo painful and lengthy teeth whitening procedures to get the natural color of your pearly whites back. And you don’t have to wait long to see the results, either. One visit to your dentist for a Zoom teeth whitening treatment will get you on your way to showing off your best smile.

The Zoom teeth whitening system is an in-office tooth whitening procedure. A 25 percent hydrogen peroxide gel is combined with Zoom’s small and safe amounts of UVB or ultra-violet light to whiten your teeth. The gel is applied to the teeth and the Zoom Advanced Power Chair side Lamp is turned on to accelerate the bleaching process. Oxygen enters the enamel and dentin at the same time the hydrogen peroxide is broken down to bleach the stained substances.The hydrogen peroxide gel is applied three times every 15 minutes. After each application, a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste or gel is immediately applied to the teeth. The whole procedure typically lasts at least an hour.

There are several advantages of choosing this teeth whitening treatment. For starters, it is a quick and straightforward procedure. The whole treatment can be completed within an hour and you don’t have to wait long to see the results. Compared to some DIY teeth whitening procedures wherein you will have to apply different types of gels or pastes on your teeth and wait for weeks to see a change, the Zoom teeth whitening treatment is really fast and relatively simple.

It is also a safe teeth whitening solution. Your dentist will first examine your mouth and teeth to ensure that they are healthy and that they can withstand this procedure. You will also be given special protection during the whitening process to ensure that your lips, cheeks and gums are covered and won’t be touched by the hydrogen peroxide gel. Some over-the-counter teeth whitening products may contain some unsafe ingredients that can just cause further damage to your teeth and even your gums.

Finally, the result of Zoom teeth whitening treatment is easy to maintain. The results last long, especially if you avoid teeth-staining types of food and beverages. After the treatment, your dentist will also provide you whitening trays that you can easily attach to your teeth in case stains and discolorations start to appear again.

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