Our teeth are naturally off-white in colour. Many people find that with time, however, their teeth develop noticeable stains.
Teeth get their natural colour from a combination of light reflected off the enamel (the outermost layer of the tooth), along with the colour of the underlying dentine (layer of tooth under the enamel). Over time, an additional layer called pellicle is formed over the enamel. This layer absorbs stains from things we consume daily- like cigarettes, red wine, tobacco, tea, and coffee. The tiny openings, or micropores, of the enamel surface make it easy for stains to stick to the tooth surface.
At Gentle Dental Care, we use the ZOOM! 2™ Teeth Whitening Systems- one of the latest and quickest methods of teeth whitening!
The whitening procedure takes only 20-30 mins in total! The ZOOM! hydrogen peroxide gel is first applied to your teeth. Upon activation by a special light, it penetrates the tooth, producing oxygen. Ultimately, the tough stains that have made their way deep into the pores of your tooth are broken down.
After the treatment, you will notice a BIG difference in the shade of your tooth.
Sometimes we may also recommend using a home whitening kit to supplement your ZOOM! treatment. Come see us to find out if ZOOM! is right for you!