General & Cosmetic Dentist in Washington D.C.
Tooth whitening is extremely popular. If you want to whiten or brighten your teeth, schedule a consultation with our Bleaching Consultant in Washington DC at our office. After she examines your mouth, she may recommend zoom tooth whitening! II In-Office Whitening System. In a single one-hour visit, she applies Zoom!T Whitening Gel, composed of a pH balanced hydrogen peroxide, to your teeth. Then, she’ll use a low-heat Zoom!T light to activate the gel so it will to penetrate the enamel and dentin in your teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration.
If you don’t want to wait in our office here in Washington DC, our consultant may recommend our at-home bleaching trays. These clear trays are customized to your mouth and you can wear them to whiten and brighten your teeth at your convenience.
All materials used are approved by the FDA. Teeth whitening uses gel that removes the stain from teeth because they are porous.
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Tooth whitening is a bleaching process that lightens the discoloration on enamel and dentin. With Zoom2 a whitening gel is placed in a thin bleaching tray that fits over your teeth. As the active ingredient, carbamide peroxide, is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin and bleaches the colored substances. Structure of the tooth is not changed.
Discoloration is caused by aging, consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, tobacco, red wines, trauma, nerve degeneration, and old restorations.
Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. At Dr. Singer’s office, we use Zoom II Whitening.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for tooth whitening:
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What does tooth whitening involve?
This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
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