17 Feb Enjoy A Brighter Smile in One Office Visit with Zoom Whitening
One of the easiest, quickest, and most economical ways to enhance your smile is through teeth whitening. You can lighten and brighten your smile up to eight shades in about an hour when undergoing Zoom in office teeth whitening. A visit with our cosmetic dentist will reveal all the advantages you will realize when you whiten your teeth with this cosmetic enhancement.
What Is Involved in the Teeth Whitening Procedure?
Very often it will be recommended that you have your teeth cleaned to remove topical stain that has formed on your teeth.
On teeth whitening day, your dental provider will prepare your mouth by protecting all soft oral tissues leaving only teeth exposed.
The whitening gel is applied and the Zoom light is used to help the gel dissolve stains. Generally, most patients will undergo three fifteen minute sessions during this one appointment where gel is reapplied and exposed to the Zoom light for a total of forty-five minutes.
The final step involves the application of a paste or gel designed to help reduce sensitivity since that can be bothersome for some patients. Your dentist may also recommend using a toothpaste geared toward relieving sensitivity.
If you anticipate any other cosmetic work, it is best to have teeth whitened first so that additional treatment can be matched to your newly lightened shade. Porcelain does not respond to whitening.
The Best Ways to Extend The Life of your Teeth Whitening Experience
Limit or avoid foods and beverages known to stain dentition such as red wine, cola, coffee, tea, tomato based sauces, and many fruits that have staining capabilities such as certain berries. There are a multitude of foods that have teeth staining tendencies.
Cold beverages can be consumed using a straw so drinks can bypass teeth. Never swish beverages (except water); and consuming with meals is advisable.
Tobacco use results in stained teeth; don’t smoke or use tobacco in any form.
Brush and floss daily.
As part of your teeth whitening program, you will receive a touch up kit. Follow your cosmetic dentist’s instructions for optimum results.
Finally, visit our dentist every six months for cleaning and dental exam.
Zoom teeth whitening will boost your self confidence; this one dental appointment can have a powerful impact on your appearance and smile.