Zoom Teeth Whitening
The process of aging can cause your teeth to become discolored over time, regardless of how well you take care of them. Certain lifestyle habits, like drinking wine or using tobacco in any form, can greatly accelerate the discoloration process. Florida Keys Dental offers Zoom whitening in Tavernier, FL, for people who want to brighten their smile. This simple in-office procedure takes less than an hour and gives you a huge boost in confidence.
What is Zoom Teeth Whitening?
Most dentists who offer cosmetic procedures offer some type of professional teeth whitening. The process involves your dentist filling two trays of whitening bleach and placing one on your top row of teeth and the other on your bottom row of teeth. As you sit in the dental chair, the chemicals in the bleach move through your tooth enamel to remove stains at a deep level.
Several companies have manufactured teeth whitening kits for dentists, but Florida Keys Dental has chosen to work exclusively with Zoom. The company has made high-quality teeth whitening products for years and stands behind its work. You can also purchase a kit for at-home use, but you will see the fastest and most dramatic results when you schedule Zoom whitening in Tavernier, FL, with our dental practice.
Ingredients in the Zoom Whitening Gel
The Zoom whitening gel contains approximately 25 percent hydrogen peroxide and a trace amount of amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP). The ACP protects sensitive tooth enamel during the procedure. This ingredient is also responsible for giving your teeth a shiny luster, while hydrogen peroxide is the chemical that removes stains on your teeth.
What to Expect on the Day of Your Appointment
The first thing your dentist does is determine the current shade of your teeth using a color chart. This step is necessary to ensure that your teeth are the shade you would like them to be after your procedure is complete. Next, your dentist prepares your mouth and places the trays filled with whitening gel on each row of teeth.
Your dentist uses a blue LED lamp or handheld device to activate the bleaching gel several times while you sit in the dental chair. After your dentist sees that your teeth have reached the desired shade, the final step is to apply post-treatment gel to your teeth to minimize sensitivity and provide long-term protection for the enamel.
Caring for Your Teeth After Zoom Whitening Treatment
You should brush and floss your teeth as normal after completing this popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. Be sure to avoid or limit dark-colored foods and drinks that can easily stain your teeth. If you smoke, make a quit plan now so you can enjoy your new bright white smile for as long as possible. The results of a single in-office tooth whitening appointment typically last at least several months.
Are you ready to smile confidently again? Contact our Tavernier, FL dental practice today to schedule a consultation to learn more about teeth whitening and our other cosmetic dentistry procedures.