Does Zoom Tooth Whitening Damage Enamel?

Zoom tooth whitening is an advanced teeth whitening option that can lighten teeth up to ten shades in a single office visit. While sensitivity is possible with any tooth whitening system, Zoom! is specially designed to help reduce these risks.

Enamel erosion, the leading cause of tooth sensitivity, is highly unlikely with Zoom tooth whitening. In fact, it would be safe to say that whitening teeth with a store-bought kit is much more likely to do irreversible damage to the teeth.

If you have questions about Zoom tooth whitening in Houston, please call Woodlands Premier Dentistry at 832-610-3123 to schedule a consultation today.

What Damages Tooth Enamel?

The biggest threats to tooth enamel are sugars and the acids they produce when digested by bacteria in the mouth. This makes soda, fruit juice, candy, and similar foods and beverages the most likely culprits for enamel erosion. Bruxism (tooth grinding) can also cause the erosion of dental enamel, as can a poor daily oral hygiene routine.

If you are concerned about dental erosion or currently experiencing sensitive teeth, Houston dentist Dr. Scott Young can help. Please contact us online or call our office at 832-610-3123 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can restore comfort and beauty to your smile.

Author
Dr. Scott Young, DDS

You Might Also Enjoy...

What’s Better for Me: Bonding or Veneers?

Cosmetic bonding and veneers are minimally invasive and affordable options to quickly makeover a damaged smile and fix cosmetic imperfections. Here’s what you need to know about each procedure, and how to choose the best option for your needs.

How a Root Canal Procedure Relieves Your Pain

With so many myths and misconceptions about root canal therapy, many people are understandably afraid of the procedure. But the truth will actually surprise you. Here’s why you shouldn’t be afraid if you need a root canal.

Important Steps to Take When You Lose a Tooth

Losing a tooth can be painful and traumatic, but if you act quickly and take precautions, our dental team may be able to save the tooth and prevent long term problems. Here’s what you should do if you lose a tooth or experience dental trauma.

5 Tips for Adjusting to Life With Dentures

Adjusting to life with dentures can take an adjustment period. But with a little practice and getting used to, they’ll feel comfortable in no time. Here are a few tips to help you get used to your new dentures.

When Is Gum Graft Surgery Necessary?

Gum recession is a common symptom of gum disease, which often leads to tooth loss and other oral health problems if left untreated. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your risk, and if necessary, gum graft surgery to repair the damage.