Are you ready to have brighter and whiter teeth in the time it takes to go to on a lunch break? Montague Hills Dentistry uses Zoom! ® teeth whitening treatment to give you a smile you’ve been looking for with either a short chair-side dentist appointment or if you’d prefer, a take-home professional whitening treatment. Zoom! is a bleaching process which lightens the discoloration of your tooth enamel. It is considered to be the fastest and most effective form of teeth whitening.
There are many reasons for tooth discoloration, including aging and using pigmented rich food and drinks like coffee, tea, cola, or red wine. Smoking can also have a yellowing effect on teeth. As you age, the enamel on your teeth wears down showing the dentin which is underneath. The dentin is naturally yellow and can make your teeth appear darker.
How Zoom! Works
Two weeks before your treatment begins, our dentist will perform a complete checkup of your teeth and gums to verify your oral health. We will also speak to you about your lifestyle and habits to determine whether you will benefit from the Zoom! teeth whitening procedure. A professional cleaning is recommended before the actual Zoom! session. Depending on the condition of your teeth and the goals you have for your smile, whitening may not be your best option.
The Zoom! In-Office procedure takes about an hour. Your lips and gums are covered, leaving your teeth exposed. We will apply the Zoom! whitening gel to your teeth and then use the Zoom! light which will allow the gel to penetrate the teeth to break up the stains and discoloration. The light remains in place for 15 minutes while you relax, watch TV or listen to music. Afterward, a five-minute fluoride treatment will complete the procedure.
Occasionally, some people may experience tooth sensitivity or cold during the treatment. Normally, this is temporary, and the symptoms usually disappear within a couple of days after your treatment is completed.
With the Zoom! Take-Home System, you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. You receive individually fitted trays and a whitening gel to put into the trays, and treatment can be completed over the course of a few nights.
After your treatment, either with the in-office or take-home system, there is a Zoom! home-use touch-up kit. To maintain the whitening effects, we may advise you to avoid high-staining foods or beverages, or at least consume them in moderation. Maintaining the proper oral hygiene routine to prevent stains from reforming is important. You will also want to schedule regular teeth cleanings with our hygienists.
Your smile can create an immediate visual impact on people you meet. Don’t let stained and discolored teeth reduce your confidence and lead you to avoid speaking and smiling in professional and social situations. Call our office in Milpitas, CA, today for a no-obligation consultation!