Professional Teeth Whitening: Zoom! Your Smile Whiter in As Little As One Hour
Why You Need Whiter Teeth
Professional teeth whitening is a tool that you can use to build your confidence, make a better impression, and stay selfie-ready. Parmer Lane Dentistry is proud to offer Zoom! professional teeth whitening to help you achieve the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted.
If you haven’t had professional teeth whitening done before, you’ve probably thought your teeth could use some brightening up by a few shades. Even though some people dismiss the idea of professional teeth whitening as just a cosmetic enhancement, there is a lot to be said for cosmetic enhancements if they can make you feel better about your appearance.
Getting your teeth whitened can increase your self-confidence and self-esteem. It can help you to make a great first impression if you’re looking for a new job or actively dating. And having a lovely white smile is something that is handy these days when we so often communicate online. Whether you’re on a video chat with a friend or in a business meeting via Google Meet, your smile is the first thing people are likely to notice when your face pops up. When your smile is white, you can feel confident on camera.
What causes teeth to look dull and stained?
Anyone’s teeth can become dull and discolored over time even if they brush and floss regularly and get regular dental cleanings. Normal wear and tear and other factors can cause your teeth to become dull and stained over the years. Professional whitening can lift away years of stains and discoloration to make your teeth clean and polished. You will also look younger when those years of stains are lifted from your teeth.
A few of the most common causes of stains and discoloration on teeth are:
- Coffee and tea
- Side effects from medications
- Plaque and tartar buildup
- Having too much fluoride at a young age
Professional teeth whitening may be able to remove enough of the stains on your teeth that have built up over the years, and can even lighten your teeth up to eight shades in just one session.
What’s Zoom! Whitening?
Zoom! Whitening is a professional dental-applied tooth whitening system that can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter with just one treatment. Before getting a Zoom! teeth whitening treatment you should have a dental cleaning to make sure that your teeth are as clean as possible. The actual Zoom! whitening treatment should take about 45 minutes. In fact, you could have a Zoom treatment done on your lunch break and return to work with a dazzlingly white smile.
During the whitening treatment, a tray filled with whitening gel is applied to your teeth. Then a special light is used to increase the whitening power of the gel. The light and the gel are applied together for three different sets of 15 minutes over the course of about an hour. After the last 15-minute treatment interval a gel will be applied to your teeth to decrease tooth sensitivity that might be caused by the treatment. You should be able to resume normal activities right away.
Over-the-counter whitening: does it work?
Over-the-counter whitening is an option for whitening teeth. Most of the whitening products that are on the market contain peroxide to clean and bleach teeth. But these treatments aren’t quite as effective as professional dental whitening. For instance, over-the-counter home whitening products and whitening trays aren’t powerful enough to remove deep-set dental stains.
In general home teeth bleaching kits won’t brighten your smile more than a couple of shades because they aren’t powerful enough to give you the kind of results that a professional teeth bleaching will. But professional teeth bleaching like Zoom! tooth whitening can remove deep, old stains and make your teeth up to eight shades lighter. Dentists have access to professional-grade equipment and supplies that make professional whitening treatments much more effective.
How long does Zoom tooth whitening last?
Every person’s results vary based on factors like how stained their teeth were to start with and how many shades the Zoom! was able to lighten the teeth. Of course, lifestyle factors like whether or not you smoke, drink red wine, or drink coffee every day will affect how long your teeth stay bright white.
However, most people find that one Zoom professional teeth whitening will give them a brighter smile for anywhere from one to four years.
You can choose to have custom-fit touch-up trays made to take home after your initial treatment if you want to extend the results. Using the at-home Zoom! trays after a year or two years to remove any built-up stains is a great way to keep your teeth from becoming badly stained again. You can see some of the results that real people got from Zoom! teeth whitening here.