Has your bright, white smile started to fade and look dull and stained? Over time, the brightness of our teeth fades for several reasons, ranging from poor oral hygiene to genetics and the foods and beverages we consume.
At Norfolk County Dental Care, we are pleased to offer Zoom! Teeth Whitening that can brighten your smile by as much as eight shades in a little over an hour!
Our patients in Norfolk, MA appreciate that Zoom! works so quickly and that the whitening gel is formulated with calcium phosphate to protect tooth enamel and minimize sensitivity.
8 Steps to Whiter Teeth with Zoom!
The first step is to schedule an appointment at our Norfolk dentist office to see if teeth whitening is right for you. If our cosmetic dentist approves you for Zoom! whitening, we can complete the process in about an hour.
At a typical Zoom! teeth whitening appointment, we take the following steps:
- Use a shade guide and take photos to record the current white shade of your teeth
- Polish teeth that are being whitened
- Apply protective gel to gums to minimize contact with whitening gel
- Apply Zoom! bleaching gel to teeth in a thin layer
- Position the Zoom! UV light over the mouth for 15 minutes to accelerate the whitening process
- Remove the whitening gel from the teeth
- Check tooth shade for desired whiteness
- Repeat the process up to three times or until results are achieved
The 25 percent hydrogen peroxide solution is broken down during the process, allowing oxygen to enter tooth enamel and bleach away stains, leaving the tooth structure unchanged.
It is common to experience some tooth sensitivity afterward as the pores on the surface of teeth are still open due to the bleaching process. After your whitening session, we will apply a tooth desensitizer and recommend you use a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth for a day or two afterward.
Custom Whitening Trays for Monthly Touchups at Home
As part of your teeth whitening treatment, we take impressions to create custom whitening trays to use at home. We will supply professional-strength whitening gel, and you can use the trays and gel together to perform monthly touchups to maintain a bright, white smile.
How long the results of professional teeth treatment last is different for everyone, but most people need the in-office procedure repeated once a year.
Is Zoom! Teeth Whitening Right for You?
Our dentist doesn't recommend professional whitening for patients with untreated gum disease, cavities, or any other underlying dental issues. Once we correct these conditions, we can reevaluate your needs and determine if whitening is the best solution.
If you can't have your teeth whitened, don't worry! Through cosmetic dentistry in Norfolk, MA, including services like dental bonding and veneers, we can help you achieve a bright white smile without whitening.
Contact Norfolk County Dental Care to Schedule!
At Norfolk County Dental Care, we love watching the delighted smiles of patients who have just had their teeth whitened for the first time. If you are ready for an easy and affordable smile transformation, we invite you to schedule a teeth cleaning appointment to get started.