A Professional Teeth Whitening is the Quickest and Simplest Way to Look Years Younger

A bright, white smile radiates confidence, happiness, and youth. That’s because white is the most reflective color in the visible light spectrum. 

A dingy, yellow smile radiates… well, it doesn’t. At least not the presentation you want your family and coworkers to see. Yellow, grayish, or dingy teeth probably have you hiding your smile.

But the fact is, Over time and with age, teeth lose their luster and brilliant whiteness, fading to a dull and even translucent yellow or grayish hue. The two main culprits responsible for these changes are the loss of enamel and staining. 

The dental experts at Popper Dental on Manhattan’s Upper East Side know how important a bright, white smile is for looking and feeling youthful and confident. Here they share a few facts about why your smile changes over time, and how 1-hour Zoom!® whitening treatments can light up your entire face.

The importance of enamel

Just as wrinkles and sagging skin are outward signs that it has become weaker due to loss of collagen and elastin, yellowed teeth are a sign that they aren’t as dense and healthy as they used to be. Yellow, gray, or translucent teeth have less enamel — the dense, hard, protective shell on the outer surface of your teeth. Less enamel, like less collagen in the skin, makes you look significantly older.

Age, grinding your teeth, or brushing too vigorously wears down enamel. With less enamel to hide it, the inner part of your tooth — called the dentin — starts to show through. Dentin is naturally a yellowish, grayish color that’s a far cry from youthful, pearly white. 

You may notice, too, that your teeth look more translucent when you’ve lost enamel. This makes your teeth even less reflective.

The effects of stains

Even if you’re young and have a healthy amount of enamel, your teeth can still lose their luster.  Eating foods and drinking beverages that stain your enamel and dentin dull your smile and make you look years older. To keep your teeth white, consider cutting out:

Tobacco also stains your teeth, whether you smoke it or chew it. Certain antibiotics can also turn your teeth gray or brown. In an unpleasant double-whammy, thinner, older enamel also stains more easily than young enamel.

How Zoom! Whitening turns back time

Professional, in-office Zoom! whitening treatments whiten your teeth two ways: on the surface level enamel and in the dentin. The Zoom! professional-strength whitening solutions contain peroxides that break apart the carbon bonds eliminating yellow stains on and in your teeth. After the bonds have been broken, your smile reflects bright white light instead of dingy yellow.

Your Popper Dental provider safely lightens your teeth by up to eight shades in less than one hour. The Zoom! in-office professional treatments are more powerful than over-the-counter kits or at-home whitening systems. Your dentist ensures that your lips and gums stay protected during your Zoom! whitening so you don’t have to worry about sensitivity after the procedure.

You can also choose an at-home Zoom! Whitening kit. Your Popper Dental dentist first takes impressions of your gums and teeth. They order custom-made whitening trays that fit your teeth snugly to prevent the whitening solution from leaking onto sensitive gum tissue and your lips.

If you opt for in-home whitening, you need to repeat your treatments for about a week. Your dentist can also offer you an in-home whitening kit after a professional in-office whitening so you can keep your teeth looking white, sparkly, and youthful between professional whitening treatments.

To set up a teeth whitening with Zoom!,  call Popper Dental or use the online form

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