By North Main Dental Inc
August 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Years ago, your smile was bright and white. Now, when you look at it, you see teeth and gums that are healthy, but yellow and dull is the teeth whiteningoverall impression you project. Can you change your smile for the better? At North Main Dental in Dayton, OH, Dr. James Shepler and Dr. James Shepler, III, offer Zoom! Teeth Whitening. Safe, supervised, quick and cost-effective, this popular cosmetic service changes dull, dark smiles to brilliantly beautiful once again.

How did your smile get so dull?

There is a long list of factors which contribute to discolored tooth enamel. Simple age is one of them. As time goes by, our tooth enamel just darkens through wear and tear.

However, other things contribute to stained smiles. They include:

  • Dark beverages and foods such as blueberries, coffee, black tea, colas and sports drinks
  • Smokeless tobacco and cigarettes
  • Acidic foods such as tomato sauce and citrus fruits (they actually soft tooth enamel)
  • Neglected oral hygiene habits (brushing, flossing and in-office care)
  • Prescriptions medications such as some antibiotics, blood pressure medications and antihistamines

What you can do in Dayton

You can limit staining dietary choices, drink more water and keep up with your brushing, flossing and professional cleanings. Some over-the-counter toothpastes and rinses improve stains to an extent. However, teeth whitening at North Main Dental Care enhances tooth color dramatically, and you can count on professional supervision of the entire process so you know the treatment is safe.

A whitening treatment starts with an oral examination in which Dr. Shepler makes sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for whitening. He makes sure you have no decay, gum disease or deteriorating restorations. If all is well, he proceeds with one-hour (or so) Zoom! Whitening procedure.

As you relax in the dental chair, the dentist protects your gums and lips with a rubber dam. This device ensures the bleaching gel does not leak onto sensitive oral tissues.

Then, he swabs on the whitening gel. The active ingredient in the gel is concentrated hydrogen peroxide. As it seeps into your tooth surfaces, the gel literally lifts the staining organic material out of the enamel. This oxidizing action is accelerated by a special light. After about an hour, the gel is removed. Amazingly, your teeth will be a full eight to 10 shades brighter, and the effect with last indefinitely.

Bring your bright smile back

You can with Zoom! Teeth Whitening from North Main Dental in Dayton, OH. Please call our friendly staff today for your personal consultation: (937) 275-0076.