If you have begun to notice that your smile is looking dull or you have stains that won’t go away no matter how much brushing you do, it may be time to look into a teeth whitening treatment. The dentists at Parker West Dental Associates in Plano, Texas recommend Zoom Whitening to give your smile a dramatic transformation. Zoom is an incredible teeth whitening treatment that can whiten teeth as much as eight shades in less than one hour. To learn more about this treatment and see if it’s something worth considering we’ve put together some important information about how it works and what it can treat. We’re sure you’re going to love what Zoom can do for you.
What is Zoom?
Zoom is laser teeth whitening that is performed right inside our Plano, TX dental practice. It is a safe and effective way to whiten your teeth and is customized for each patient based on their desired results and condition. This is a great option for patients that want to see dramatic results in a short amount of time. The procedure can be performed in office, or custom trays can be taken home to use at a later date. Some patients even prefer the in-office procedure and then use the trays when they feel their smile is in need of a boost.
Who can benefit?
Zoom whitening is good for patients who have stained or discolored teeth and desire to have a brighter, healthier looking smile. Zoom whitening works best on natural teeth. Teeth that have undergone previous dental work, including fillings, crowns, and veneers, will not benefit from this treatment. If the stains on your teeth are caused by antibiotics your teeth may not lighten as much as you anticipate. Zoom Whitening provides professional results with little to no sensitivity. Zoom is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is also not recommended for people that are allergic to peroxide as peroxide is an active ingredient in the gel.
What does it treat?
From a physical standpoint, Zoom teeth whitening treats teeth that have been stained or discolored due to smoking or drinking dark beverages. Mentally and emotionally Zoom treats your confidence level by improving your self-esteem and the way you present yourself to others. You’ll no longer need to feel insecure about your smile as your yellow, stained teeth will no longer be of concern.
What is the process?
At our Plano, TX dental practice, the first step in the whitening process is a good teeth cleaning. Your teeth will need to be cleaned prior to undergoing the whitening treatment. Once the cleaning has been completed your face, gums, and lips will be covered in order to prevent any side effects from the ultraviolet light that is used to whiten the teeth. The in-office treatment uses a safe whitening gel that is applied to your teeth. The LED whitening lamp is then placed over your teeth to accelerate the whitening process. This process is then repeated two more times and is completed in under an hour. The combination of the gel and the whitening lamp cause the stains to break down and the teeth to lighten. A post-treatment gel is then used once the whitening process is finished in order to help protect the enamel and reduce any sensitivity.
How long does it take?
The entire process takes about 45 minutes to transform your teeth from drab to fab. Many patients will need more than one treatment, but the appointments are easy and seamless. Some patients even schedule their appointments during their lunch break because the treatment is so quick. Patients are free to go about their normal day once the treatment is finished.
How long do the results last?
Many of our Plano, TX patients have reported results lasting up to six months. Results can vary, of course, depending on how often you drink coffee or red wine, or if you’re a smoker. The best way to maintain your brighter smile is by staying away from these dark beverages, and quitting smoking can provide a multitude of health benefits, including whiter, healthier teeth. It’s important to maintain your usual dental cleanings during this time to remove any plaque or build up and to help keep your teeth shiny and bright.
What does it cost?
Pricing for Zoom teeth whitening can vary depending on the market and the number of treatments needed to attain the right results. In an area such as Plano, TX, the average cost of a Zoom teeth whitening procedure runs anywhere from $250 to $1,500. Once your teeth are assessed and the dentist understands the type of stains and how deep they are, a teeth whitening treatment plan can be created just for you.
What are the risks?
The most commonly reported side effect from a Zoom whitening treatment is tooth sensitivity. Not all patients will experience this however, and those that do can use a toothpaste or mouthwash that is made for sensitive teeth. The tooth sensitivity tends to wear off in 8 to 12 hours following the procedure.
Where do I sign up?
If you’re ready to enjoy a brighter, whiter smile then give our Plano, TX dental office a call to get scheduled for a whitening treatment. Your dentist will work with you to determine how many shades whiter you’d like to go, how many treatments you need, and the best way to brighten your smile while keeping the results natural looking.
A whiter smile can work wonders on your self-confidence and your social life. Give Zoom teeth whitening a chance and you won’t be able to stop smiling.