Teeth whitening is one of the least expensive and most popular cosmetic dental treatments available. After all, who doesn’t want a smile that is whiter and brighter? Whether your teeth have darkened naturally because of age or from years of drinking coffee or tea, Zoom teeth whitening at West Coast Dental is one of the best ways to improve the look of your smile.
What Is Zoom Teeth Whitening?
Zoom teeth whitening is a popular method for teeth whitening that provides long-lasting results. People love Zoom because it is a quick procedure that is highly effective. One of the reasons Zoom in-office whitening is so effective is because of the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp which is used to speed up the bleaching process. The Zoom system uses a strong hydrogen peroxide gel to tackle even the most stubborn stains on teeth. The hydrogen peroxide breaks down during the process, allowing oxygen to bleach stained portions of the enamel and dentin. Read on to find out more about Zoom whitening and to decide if it is right for you.
Zoom Whitening Procedure
The Zoom whitening procedure is done in the dentist’s office and usually takes just about an hour. Unlike laser teeth whitening which targets just one tooth at a time, Zoom whitening reaches all of your teeth at the same time. The structure of your teeth will not change, but dark stains will soon be a thing of the past.
During preparation for the Zoom teeth whitening procedure, your dentist will shield your lips and gums to protect them from any stray bleaching agent used during treatment. This helps ensure you experience minimal sensitivity after the procedure.
The process starts with the gel applied to your teeth every 15 minutes with the special lamp used to accelerate the whitening process. After 15 minutes, new gel is applied. This will be repeated an additional time for a total of 45 minutes. You will see results as soon as your dentist has finished the procedure.
The final part of treatment involves a paste that is applied to your teeth to help with any lingering sensitivity. Your dentist will also provide you with a home kit that has custom-made whitening trays to help you maintain good results after treatment. Using the home kit will help protect your teeth whitening investment.
Is It Right for You?
While a whiter smile is possible for everyone, you should talk to your dentist first to see if you are a good candidate for Zoom teeth whitening. There are several different factors that can determine your eligibility for Zoom whitening. This can include your routine oral hygiene habits, what kind of dental work you might have had done in the past and what condition your teeth and gums are in right now.
We usually recommend that patients have a full examination and teeth cleaning prior to getting teeth whitening treatment. This is a good time to talk to your dentist and find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
What Else You Should Know About Zoom Teeth Whitening
There is no pain associated with the Zoom teeth whitening procedure, although patients who have a strong gag reflex might find parts of the process somewhat uncomfortable. Let us know ahead of time if you think this might be an issue for you.
Keep in mind that Zoom teeth whitening works only on natural teeth. If you have crowns or veneers, these will not respond to the hydrogen peroxide solution. Women who are pregnant or lactating should put off teeth whitening treatment. We recommend that Zoom teeth whitening only be done on patients who are over the age of 13. We also recommend that patients who are planning orthodontic treatment get their teeth whitened afterward rather than before.
How To Keep Your Teeth White After Zoom Whitening
You can use your at-home touch-up kit to help keep your teeth white and bright after you leave our office. It’s also crucial that you maintain a good oral hygiene regimen after you have your teeth professionally whitened if you want to keep your results for as long as possible. As always, brush twice a day, floss at least once a day and be sure to stay current with regular visits to the dentist for routine examinations and cleanings.
If lifestyle choices such as using tobacco products or consuming foods and beverages that left stains contributed to the darkening of your teeth,, you might consider making some changes. Eliminating foods and substances that stain your teeth will help keep your smile white and protect your investment.
Contact West Coast Dental
If you don’t like the way your smile looks because your teeth are not as white as they could be, contact West Coast Dental for Zoom teeth whitening. Your teeth can be visibly whiter and brighter in just one hour. Contact us today to book an appointment or call us at 888-329-8111 for this affordable and effective cosmetic dentistry treatment.
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