How Zoom Teeth Whitening Works
When you visit Tryon Family Dentistry, our dentists will examine your teeth and let you know whether you are approved for a cosmetic treatment like Zoom. In the event that you have any cavities, gum disease, or infections, we’ll treat these conditions first so that you do not experience any uncomfortable sensitivity. If we clear you for Zoom, here’s what we’ll do during the procedure:
- Clean your teeth thoroughly so that the treatment is applied to clean teeth rather than plaque buildup
- Add a special lip cream to your lips to prevent irritation
- Use a retractor to pull your lips back and expose your teeth
- Ask you to bite down and rest your tongue on a cup
- Show you a shade guide so that you can inform us of how white you’d like your teeth to become
- Place gauze inside of your mouth, give you a bib to wear around your face and provide you with protective glasses so that only your teeth are exposed to the whitening solution
- Apply a protective solution to your teeth and gums
- Brush whitening gel on your teeth
- Shine a laser light on your teeth to activate the whitening solution
- Re-apply the whitening solution until your teeth have achieved the whiteness and brightness level you’d like
Benefits of Zoom Teeth WhiteningNow that you understand how Zoom teeth whitening works, it’s a good idea to take a closer look at the benefits it can offer you. Perhaps the most obvious benefit of Zoom is the fact that it’s a quick and easy treatment that can provide you with the white teeth and attractive smile you’ve always wanted. While at-home whitening systems must be used regularly for weeks in order to achieve results, Zoom works quickly. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and let your dentist take care of the Zoom process in only an hour. Zoom is the ideal whitening treatment if you lead a busy life and don’t have the time to commit to an at-home whitening system. Next, the results that Zoom teeth whitening offers are dramatic and easy to maintain. As stated, Zoom can give you teeth that are up to eight shades whiter. If you’d like to maintain your pearly whites, you can use at-home whitening trays to continue your treatment in the event that stains begin to reappear. You are also welcome to schedule a second visit at Wells Family Dentistry for another Zoom treatment. Lastly, Zoom teeth whitening is safe and painless. Although it’s performed by a dentist, you don’t have to worry about any pain or discomfort. In fact, Zoom is one of the safest cosmetic dentistry procedures available and will never damage your teeth, gums, or soft tissues. If you choose to get a Zoom treatment, you may experience some minor tingling that will fade quickly. Fortunately, most patients don’t experience any tingling or discomfort at all.
Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Teeth WhiteningWill Professional Teeth Whitening Remove Coffee Stains? Yes. With professional tooth whitening, you can safely and easily get rid of the coffee stains you’ve accumulated over time. What is the Best Shade for My Teeth? Another common question patients ask us is “what is the best shade for my teeth.” The truth is there is no “correct” shade of white. However, it’s a good idea to try to achieve a shade of white that matches the whites of your eyes. While some of our patients are longing for a soft, natural shade of white, others prefer a prominent white smile that many Hollywood celebrities have. A dentist can help you determine the level of whitening that can help you meet your aesthetic goals and turn your dream white teeth into a reality. Does Professional Teeth Whitening Affect Fillings, Crowns, or Veneers? Fortunately, teeth whitening has minimal to no effect on restorative dental materials like crowns or porcelain. However, it may reduce the strength of enamel and composite restorations. For this reason, it’s wise to check with your dentist before undergoing a professional tooth whitening procedure. Do Whitening Toothpastes Work? Most people don’t realize that whitening toothpastes usually only clean surface stains. That being said, they don’t actually change the teeth’s color. While you may notice some less yellow and discoloration, your teeth won’t actually become whiter.
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