Years ago, the only way to bleach teeth was in the dental office. Today, when it
comes to a whiter, brighter smile, you have a variety of options.
You can use over-the-counter (OTC) whitening toothpastes and bleaching systems.
However, they may whiten your teeth, but it will take much longer that a professional
system. OTC bleaching systems do not use custom trays, so you may be ingesting more
bleaching agent than what remains on your teeth.
What causes tooth discoloration?
The most common causes include aging, consumption of staining substances (coffee,
tea, tobacco, and colas), trauma, nerve degeneration, old restorations, and poor
Teeth Whitening Options
There are two effective modalities commonly used in practice today; In-office
teeth whitening, such as Zoom!, and take home whitening systems.
In-office teeth whitening, such as Zoom!, offers optimum
results in the shortest amount of time. The gel is simply placed on your teeth while
you relax and we will do the rest. You will have a brighter smile and whiter teeth
before you leave the office.
In-office teeth whitening is designed to fit your schedule. You can customize whitening
to fit into your busy lifestyle. In-office whitening can be done in about an hour,
during a lunch break or even before work. If further whitening is desired after
your treatment, a take home whitening system can be worn for a few nights. For those
with the time and inclination, a take home whitening system is used from
a few days to four weeks for effective whitening. Molds of the mouth are taken and
custom bleaching trays are made. The whitening agent is placed inside of the tray
and the tray is then placed over your teeth. Most of the time, immediate results
are seen after one in-office visit, or, if used at home, results are seen in just
a few days.
For people who have yellow teeth, it is not realistic to obtain results that are
as white as a piece of white paper. What you can expect is a result that is about
two shades lighter than what you have now. Even with the most sophisticated system,
there is variability in results, i.e. 3+ shades lighter to no change at all. Bleaching
is a very safe, generally low cost-effective and a very conservative cosmetic treatment.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
There is a new, very effective way to whiten your teeth. It is called Zoom. Not only does the Zoom teeth whitening treatment get your teeth whiter (up to 8 shades lighter!), but it improves your oral health. In just 60 minutes, Zoom's light technology is able to remove those stains that have accumulated over years and kill harmful bacteria found in gingivitis and periodontal disease. So now you can enjoy your whitest and healthiest smile.
Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and you will be going home an hour later with a beautiful, healthy smile!
Q. Why Zoom?
A. Philips Zoom is not only proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades, it’s also safe. While other whitening products can harm teeth and gums, using Philips Zoom with Relief ACP actually gives you greater luster and protects enamel.
Q. Is it safe?
A. Yes. Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.
Q. How long does it take?
A. With Philips Zoom, your teeth will be visibly whiter in one day. With Zoom in-office, you will achieve up to eight shades whiter in 60 minutes.
Q. What are the side effects?
A. The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity. Your dentist is your best resource to ensure that you are a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula.
Bright. Natural looking. A smile you can't wait to share with the world. Zoom
is available here in Huntington Beach at the office of Dr. Robert Moretta.
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