What?! It’s December again? Already! We don’t know how the end of the year rolls around so quickly, but somehow it always does. And with the month of December there are holiday parties, office get togethers and family gatherings. Before you head out to your first party, make sure your smile looks as bright as the season. At Mosaic Smiles, Dr. Aly Elgeddawi and and Dr. Hisham Barakat offer Zoom! teeth whitening to take your smile from drab to fab in about an hour.
Just about everyone is susceptible to tooth discoloration and staining. There are two categories of teeth staining: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains are those that appear on the outer enamel surface and usually due to darkly colored foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, cola, tomatoes, chocolate and strawberries and blueberries. Sometimes, these kind of stains can be removed with brushing and a professional dental cleaning. However, some extrinsic stains penetrate the dentin layer of your teeth and become set.
Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, form on the interior of your teeth. These are caused by:
- The unavoidable aging process
- Traumatic injury that causes bleeding inside the tooth
- Certain medications, such as the antibiotic tetracycline and some forms of chemotherapy
- Teeth grinding and clenching, which can dull the biting surfaces of your teeth
- Cracks that hide food particles and other stain-causing debris
Zoom! Teeth Whitening for Happy Holiday Smiles
With Zoom! teeth whitening, the Fairfax dentist can remove these stains and give you a whiter and brighter smile. During treatment, the Zoom! whitening gel is applied to your teeth. This bleaching gel contains either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which penetrate your teeth to break apart stains and enhance whiteness. The whitening process is enhanced and quickened with a special chairside light. After only one in-office session of Zoom! teeth whitening, you’ll see a smile that is several shades whiter.
However, if your pre-holiday schedule is too busy for another appointment, we also have at-home whitening kits. With these, you’ll receive custom-fitted application trays and professional grade whitening gel. Simple fill both trays with gel and wear them according to instructions from Dr. Elgeddawi or Dr. Barakat. After a couple of weeks, you’ll see a smile that you’ll be proud to show off at holiday parties.
Call Our Office Today
If you’d like to schedule an appointment for Zoom! teeth whitening before the holidays, then call Mosaic Smiles in Fairfax, VA, today. We’ll be glad to help you enjoy the gift of a beautiful smile!