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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Everyone wants a whiter, brighter smile. But you also want strong and healthy teeth. Is it possible for you have both?

The answer is that it depends. While it’s true that some tooth whitening methods can have a negative impact on teeth, others, like Zoom professional tooth whitening, are not only safe on teeth but can actually help strengthen tooth enamel.

Teeth Whitening Methods

Teeth whitening methods vary widely, from over-the-counter strips and trays to professional treatments conducted in a dental office. While instant results at a lower cost might tempt you to seek out the options available at your local pharmacy, you might want to reconsider your choice based on the safety and effectiveness of these options.

Over-the-counter products often come with a one-size-fits-all approach, which can lead to uneven whitening or even damage to your gums and enamel if not used correctly. Excess exposure to bleaching agents can cause damage. And you may be surprised to learn that even seemingly more mild options like whitening toothpastes, can actually be abrasive and harmful to your teeth over time.

Zoom Whitening

Zoom whitening is completely different. It stands out compared with other methods for its efficiency and safety. The procedure is straightforward and fast, usually completed in just about an hour, so it isn’t as time-consuming as you might have thought.

But what really sets Zoom apart is its unique approach to not just whitening teeth but also promoting oral health.

How Zoom Works

Zoom whitening uses a specially formulated gel, which is activated under a precise LED light. This combination allows the Zoom gen to penetrate the enamel and break apart stains at a deeper level. The process is carefully monitored and adjusted according to individual sensitivity and whitening goals. The Zoom formula is designed to minimize sensitivity, a common concern with teeth whitening.

Zoom tooth whitening can also lighten your teeth by up to 6 shades, which is far more than many other treatments, especially those you can get at the store. But keep in mind you may require multiple applications in order to reach your personal whitening goals.

Is Zoom Whitening Safe? 

A major concern you should consider with any teeth whitening method is its impact on tooth enamel. Enamel, which is the protective hard outer layer of the teeth, is your tooth’s barrier against the world, so you want to keep it as strong as possible.

Despite being extremely effective at stain removal, Zoom has been carefully created so that it does not cause damage to teeth or gums. Zoom whitening has been extensively tested and shown not only to be safe for enamel but even to help strengthen it.

Beyond Whitening

The gel used in Zoom whitening is truly innovative. It combines hydrogen peroxide, a powerful bleaching agent, with amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP). This second compound fills in microscopic cracks and chips while also improving overall enamel quality. In fact, Zoom treatment has been shown to strengthen and harden tooth enamel by up to 25-37%.

And Zoom doesn’t just stop at whitening. In order to prevent sensitivity, the treatment includes a fluoride application post-whitening. Fluoride helps to fortify the tooth enamel even further, protecting against cavities and decay.

Choose Tooth Whitening That Benefits Your Teeth

When considering teeth whitening, it's important to weigh the options in light of safety, effectiveness, and the health of your teeth and gums. While over-the-counter products might seem convenient and cost-effective, they lack the customization, professional oversight, and added health benefits of treatments like Zoom whitening.

If you have been dreaming of a whiter smile, don’t put it off any longer! Call our office today.

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