Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment or procedure that lightens and removes the discoloration of one’s teeth. People oftentimes underwent this treatment to achieve the smile that celebrities possesses. Our teeth’s shade is normally milky white in color, but as we age, our tooth’s enamel wears off because of our daily oral activities. Our teeth’s enamel changes into a translucent color and overtime becomes darker and appear to be yellowish in color. There are also other factors that affect the whiteness of our teeth rather than aging, these are:
- Foods and beverages that have high acidic and sugar content that has staining properties
- Smoking and chewing tobacco
- Poor dental hygiene. Poor flossing and brushing of our teeth to remove plaque can also cause discoloration of our tooth.
Laser Teeth Whitening vs Zoom Teeth Whitening
Laser Teeth Whitening, also known as power whitening is a very effective procedure in whitening one’s teeth. It involves the usage of whitening agents such as bleach and whitening gels. It is usually followed by exposing your gelled tooth with a laser light. Usually, the time that this procedure takes is from 20 to 30 minutes.
Zoom Teeth Whitening, on the other hand, uses a Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel that is applied to teeth. Then, it is exposed to a Zoom light that will take effect in the teeth by breaking up the stains and the discoloration. This procedure can take you up to 30 to 45 minutes which is not that bad for whitening your teeth.
The difference between Laser Teeth Whitening and Zoom Teeth Whitening is: Laser uses bleach and some other gels and it is exposed to a Laser kind of light to begin the whitening process. While Zoom Teeth Whitening uses only Zoom hydrogen peroxide gel and is exposed to Zoom light.
You may consult with your cosmetic dentist first to see that if this particular cosmetic treatment will benefit your teeth.