Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror, or in a picture, and wondered: what the hell happened to my teeth?
It happens to the best of us. One minute our teeth are shining, pristine, white as snow — then the next you know, they’ve become dull and yellow. It’s not a pleasant realization, to say the least.
But fear not! As with most things in life, there is a solution for this. It’s called…
You guessed it! Teeth whitening!
There are a few ways to do teeth whitening, but the most effective version of this treatment is using a Zoom! machine. This machine is both fast and effective. In fact, you can usually achieve the results you want in just an hour or less!
I know what you’re wondering — how exactly does teeth whitening work? Let me break it down for you.
How does teeth whitening work?
To begin, all you have to do is apply hydrogen peroxide to your teeth. Peroxides have very volatile oxygen molecules. When these molecules come into contact with your teeth, they react by breaking apart the chemical bonds that cause stains to stick to your enamel. If you use a Zoom! machine, the hydrogen peroxide whitening gel is paired with a light that heats the peroxide. Heating the peroxide in this way allows it to break down those chemical bonds even faster.
Who can do teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is normally a quick and painless treatment that anyone can do! But, as always, there are precautions that should be taken. For example, people with sensitive teeth/gums can do this treatment, but they have to be careful and know their limits.
How long do results last?
One last thing to keep in mind about teeth whitening: it lasts as long as you allow it to. Teeth whitening is highly effective and results can last for months — but only if you take good care of your teeth. This means avoiding eating things that have colorants, such as wine, soda, pasta, chocolate, coffee, etc. This doesn’t mean you can never eat any of those foods, of course; but consuming them with less frequency will definitely go a long way.