Tooth discoloration can make you feel self-conscious, especially if your image is important to you. It has many causes, the most common being aging and regular consumption of staining beverages such as red wine, coffee, tea and colas. Cigarette smoking can also cause tooth discoloration. You can improve the appearance of your discolored teeth by brushing them regularly, stopping smoking and reducing your intake of food and drinks that are known to stain your teeth.
Alcan Family Dental For Teeth Whitening in Anchorage?
If you are not able to remove these stains in your own home, ask us about Zoom teeth whitening, a treatment designed to brighten your discolored teeth. Zoom teeth whitening involves the use of a cutting edge technology utilizing light-activated gel with the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide. When the hydrogen peroxide in the gel is broken down, oxygen filters into your enamel eliminating stains and increasing rstore the white color of your teeth.
Teeth whitening helps to lighten your stained teeth, while leaving the structure and health of your teeth unharmed.
The Zoom light, which illuminates the gel on your teeth, helps to activate the hydrogen peroxide, helping it to successfully enter into the enamel of your teeth. It improves the effectiveness of the gel by around 30%, assisting your teeth in becoming up to eight shades whiter than they were before.
Before you undergo this treatment, we will perform a thorough examination of your mouth and carry out a shade assessment. An extensive cleaning of your teeth may be recommended prior to your whitening session. On the day of your whitening session, your teeth will be thoroughly prepared and your delicate lips and gums will be covered before your treatment commences. We will apply the gel for three, fifteen minute sessions, with the total treatment time taking less than an hour.
Once your teeth have been whitened, we will talk you through your post-whitening care instructions, which will help to keep your teeth looking lighter than they were before you underwent treatment. To maintain healthy-looking teeth, we recommend that you brush and floss your teeth twice daily, and carry out occasional touch-up treatments with the Zoom teeth whitening gel, which will ensure that your teeth stay bright.
Extensive clinical studies have shown Zoom teeth whitening to be safe when carried out in a dental clinic.
As an experienced provider of teeth whitening, we consider teeth whitening to be one of the safest cosmetic dental procedures we offer. Almost anyone can take advantage of teeth whitening but if you are suffering from tooth decay or gum disease, we will need to treat this before you undergo treatment. In some instances, we may advise against teeth whitening, for example, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if your teeth are yet to fully develop. If you have a strong gag reflex or suffer from anxiety, you may find it a challenge to undergo this treatment.
You may experience some increased sensitivity following undergoing whitening treatment. However, this is normal. The Zoom light produces a small amount of heat, which is the common cause of this discomfort. If your teeth feel sensitive following treatment, the use of anti-sensitivity toothpaste should resolve this issue.
Call us today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment at (907) 312-5315