Everyday activities may greatly affect the brilliance of a patient’s smile. Drinking wine and coffee can gradually result in discoloration of tooth enamel, as well as habits such as smoking. Patients who want to rejuvenate their smile quickly, easily, and affordably may consider the benefits of teeth whitening through a Shelby Township area dentist such as Dr. John L. Aurelia. His Rochester Hills, MI practice offers in-office whitening with the Zoom! whitening system.
Zoom! teeth whitening uses 25 percent hydrogen peroxide to bleach the enamel and dentin of the natural tooth to provide whitening up to eight shades brighter in just one treatment. Patients can have this entire treatment done in just one hour and leave the dental office with a brilliantly beautiful smile!
Zoom! whitening starts with a consultation visit with Dr. John L. Aurelia of Rochester Hills. Patients undergo a physical examination to determine candidacy. Patients with restorations such as veneers, crowns, and bridges may not be advised to undergo treatment, as these restorations are not affected by the bleaching ingredients. Unless patients are considering replacing these restorations to match their newly transformed smile, the dentist may be against providing treatment.
Patients who are determined to be appropriate candidates schedule an appointment with their dentist. They relax in the dentist’s chair as a plastic mouth guard is placed to hold the cheeks and lips away from the teeth and gums. A barrier gel is applied and hardened on the gums to protect them during the bleaching session. Then, whitening gel is applied to the surface of the teeth and activated with a light. Patients rest in the chair while the hydrogen peroxide goes to work at breaking down the stains that have covered the surface of the teeth. The bleaching gel is cleaned off, the barrier is removed, and patients go about their day with a more dazzling smile!
If you live in the Shelby Township area and you are considering the benefits of professional teeth whitening through an experienced dentist, contact Dr. John L. Aurelia today to schedule your initial consultation appointment and find out if you are a candidate for Zoom! in-office whitening.