Over time, your teeth can start to look discolored because of the foods and drinks that you consume. To remove stains from the enamel of your teeth, our dentists at Salem Dental Group offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening in Salem, MA.
If your teeth are showing signs of stains from food, drinks, and lifestyle habits like smoking, our dentists can help whiten them so that they look cleaner and brighter. The system that we use for teeth whitening can be done professionally by our dentists in-office or by yourself in the comfort of your own home.
Most whitening processes, whether they are professional or over the counter, use the same cleaning or bleaching agent, which is hydrogen peroxide. The difference is the concentration of this safe chemical.
The concentration of hydrogen peroxide in most at-home kits from pharmacies is about 10 percent. However, compared to the Zoom! teeth whitening system our dentists at Salem Dental Group use, that percentage is low. Zoom! teeth whitening uses a concentration of about 25 percent.
The at-home whitening kits from Zoom! have higher concentration levels than other take-home kits, so you’ll get quicker results.
When you visit our offices, we will examine your teeth to check their health, then clean them to remove surface dirt and debris. Next, you will be given your choice of day or night kits to use to whiten your teeth. The day kits are worn on your teeth during the day for 30 to 90 minutes to whiten your teeth. The concentration levels for these kits are 9 to 14 percent.
The night kits can be worn while you’re asleep for two to four hours. The nighttime kits have hydrogen peroxide concentration levels of 10 to 22 percent. You can whiten your teeth quickly or do it a little each day until you achieve the desired results.
Each kit uses dental trays that you add the hydrogen peroxide to and bite down on for the allotted amount of time to brighten your teeth. If you want to get your teeth professionally whitened in our office or get a customized take-home kit, schedule an appointment with our dentists at Salem Dental Group in Salem, MA, to learn more about Zoom! teeth whitening.