Professional Teeth Whitening
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Are you looking for a whiter and brighter smile? Dental Health Center can help you show off those pearly whites with professional teeth whitening. Professional Teeth whitening can be achieved in just a few short weeks with custom take-home whitening trays or if you are looking for an instant change ZOOM! Whitening just might be right for you!
It’s a common misconception that stained teeth come from poor hygiene habits. What you might not realize is that there are many everyday factors that might be affecting the brightness of your smile! Some of those factors are:
- Your age – teeth tend to yellow over time if you do not whiten regularly
- Certain food and drinks such as red wine, coffee, tea, sports drinks, colas, berries, sauces and sweets
- Frequent tobacco use
- Medications such as Amoxicillin, Tetracyclines, Minocycline and Ciprofloxacin
- Radiation and Chemotherapy
- Certain diseases
- Zoom! Whitening
Why choose Zoom!
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening?
While other whitening products can harm teeth and gums, using Philips Zoom with Relief ACP actually gives you greater luster and protects enamel. In-Office whitening is the quickest, easiest way to effectively whiten your teeth is in-office treatment with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed. Zoom WhiteSpeed is the only in-office system that has variable intensity setting so each treatment can be customized to maximize patient comfort. The system also includes desensitizers to help minimize sensitivity and protect your enamel. This dentist-supervised, in-office procedure is safe, effective and clinically proven to whiten up to eight shades—for a brighter, whiter smile in just one office visit.
About the Procedure
The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. The ZOOM! clinician then applies the proprietary ZOOM! whitening gel, which is designed to be used with a specially designed light. The ZOOM! light and gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up stains and discoloration. The complete procedure takes less than an hour. Following the preparation period, three cycles of 15 minutes each totally to 45 minutes completes the procedure.
To ensure your smile stays bright and white between treatments, try the Zoom Whitening Pen. With just two applications per day, this proprietary formula can help you maintain your white smile. Available through dental professionals and now on drugstore.com. For continued stain removal and your healthiest teeth and gums, look for a power toothbrush like Sonicare DiamondClean or HealthyWhite. They’re proven to whiten teeth and remove plaque better than manual brushes.
See what your teeth could look like after ZOOM! Whitening.
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Take-home Professional Tooth Whitening
These kits contain a customized tray that is made from custom molds of your teeth and whitening gel made of hydrogen peroxide. The patient usually wears the trays and gel for approximately thirty minutes two times per day until their teeth have reached the desired shade.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Whitening
Is whitening safe? Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. It is not recommended to children under the age of 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
How long do the results last? To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily along with regular professional cleaning. Occasional touch-ups with the specially designed touch up kits help keep your teeth their brightest. These touch-up kits can be purchased at the office. It should be noted that tooth whitening treatments have no effect on the artificial materials used for bonds, veneers, or capped teeth.
How does the ZOOM! in office system work? Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient in the whitening gel. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching the colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The ZOOM! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and increases the effectiveness of the whitening gel.
Are there any side effects? Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The ZOOM! light generates minimal heat which may be the source of discomfort. Minor tingling sensation may be experienced after the procedure which may last for a couple of days, but will always dissipate. Your dentist may recommend the application of a fluoride gel after the procedure to relieve the symptoms.
Take your first step to feeling good, looking great and making a memorable impression every time you smile. You owe it to yourself! Call our office today to schedule your bleaching appointment! (A cleaning is recommended prior to the whitening session)