Teeth whitening is an easy, conservative, affordable way to brighten your smile. It’s also perhaps the most economical cosmetic dental procedure. Depending on the whitening method you choose, results can be dramatic: in-office whitening, for example, can lighten teeth at least eight shades in a single dental visit.
We offer in- surgery (single visit) whitening and at- home whitening using laboratory- fabricated, customized trays and high strength whitening gels.
Benefits of Zoom Teeth Whitening:
Although there are a large number of over-the-counter products that claim to whiten or bleach the teeth, Zoom teeth whitening offers some unique advantages, including:
Professional-grade bleaching agents that can remove even the most difficult stains
Significant results with a single visit procedure
Resistance against future stains and discoloration
In addition, the benefits of Zoom teeth whitening can complement other cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedures such as a full mouth restoration or a comprehensive smile makeover.
Over-the-Counter vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, from toothpastes to strips; however, the active bleaching ingredients in these products cannot compare to the professional-strength teeth whitening system we offer at our practice. The hydrogen peroxide-based gel used for Zoom teeth whitening is stronger than any product or ingredient you will find in a store. This gel combined with the Zoom activating light creates a chemical reaction that deeply penetrates the teeth and can whiten teeth up to eight shades. When you are ready to get serious about teeth whitening, professional Zoom treatments are the best way to achieve your goals.
What Is the Zoom Teeth Whitening Procedure Like?
During the consultation process, Dr. Rabeeh will determine if you are a good candidate for Zoom teeth whitening and if the procedure can achieve your individual cosmetic goals. The Zoom procedure begins by coating the teeth in a professional-grade whitening gel. This hydrogen peroxide-based gel is then activated by a special light that encourages oxygen to enter the dentin and enamel, bleaching out stains and discoloration. The entire chair-side procedure can usually be completed within an hour and a half, you can immediately return to your normal daily life with no downtime, and you can enjoy a whiter, brighter smile.
How is Tooth Sensitivity Managed During Teeth Whitening Treatment?
Prior to Zoom teeth whitening you can use toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth (Sensodyne) to help prevent discomfort during treatment. The active ingredients in these toothpastes work by filling naturally-occurring microscopic holes in the tooth’s surface, which cause sensitivity. At the start of treatment a protective barrier is placed on the gums to prevent any irritation of the soft tissue; however, this usually does not protect against tooth sensitivity. If you have difficulty tolerating your Zoom treatment, Dr.Rabeeh can shorten the duration of time your teeth are exposed to the activating light.
How Long Do Teeth Whitening Results Last?
The longevity of your teeth whitening results depends on how you care for your teeth after treatment. To keep teeth white and bright it is important to avoid consuming staining beverages and foods when possible. If you do drink coffee, have a glass of red wine, or eat dark berries, you can help prevent stains from forming by rinsing your mouth or brushing soon after consumption. Use of tobacco products is another habit that can create tooth discoloration, so you may want to consider quitting, cutting back, or using non-staining nicotine-based products instead. Also, make sure to keep up with your dental hygiene and professional cleanings. If you notice you need a whitening touch-up, Dr. Rabeeh will be be able to provide you with professional at-home whitening gel and custom trays to use as-needed.