Many factors can cause discolored teeth: coffee, tea, tobacco use, excessive fluoridation, and even natural aging. No matter the cause, stained and yellowed teeth can be embarrassing. Whitening toothpastes can help, but some stains are too stubborn to respond to over-the-counter solutions. If you’re ready to truly whiten your teeth, The Smile Design Center can help. Our Zoom! teeth whitening system gives you the brightest smile possible.
- How Does Zoom! Work?
Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in the Zoom! whitening gel, allows oxygen to enter the tooth enamel, effectively bleaching it. Though hydrogen peroxide is powerful on its own, Zoom! increases its whitening power by using a special light, which helps the reactive gel penetrate further into the enamel and even into the dentin, the layer of tooth inside the enamel. Patients can watch TV or listen to music in our office while their teeth whiten by up to eight shades in only 45 minutes. It is important to note that Zoom! will only work on natural tooth enamel, not fillings, so old fillings may need to be replaced to match your teeth’s new shade.
- Can Everyone Benefit from Zoom! Whitening?
Almost any adult is a good candidate for this whitening solution. Though it is effective and safe, the Zoom! whitening system may not be ideal if you have severe dental anxiety or a sensitive gag reflex.
- How Effective is the Zoom! System?
The Zoom! system is so effective that it has been used on ABC’s Extreme Makeover. Its effects can last for years, with occasional weekend and overnight touch-ups. Good dental hygiene is also important. Remember to brush and floss twice a day to keep your teeth as bright as possible.
Everyone wishes their teeth could be whiter. Zoom! teeth whitening makes it easy to get the bright, white smile of your dreams. If you’re interested in setting up an appointment for a Zoom! session or any of our other services, call The Smile Design Center’s office at (443) 275-9821.