Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening at Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry
Everyone’s teeth will begin to darken naturally over time. External factors like drinking coffee and wine or tobacco use can also contribute to teeth staining. Teeth can also darken due to internal factors such as damage or certain medications. In-office teeth whitening is an easy and economical way to whiten stained teeth.
Professional teeth whitening is a highly effective, cost-efficient, and safe cosmetic dentistry treatment. It can make a positive impact on a patient’s smile. If you want sparkling white teeth instantly, the Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening system could be just right for you.
Our dentists at Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry provide the Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening system in Owings Mills, MD. This preferred whitening method whitens your teeth by many shades in a single visit. In one hour’s time, the treatment is complete. You will leave our dental office with a whiter, brighter smile.
The advantages of Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening include:
- No messy custom-fit trays to wear
- Can be completed during your lunch hour
- Dramatic results that last
The Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening Procedure
Before we begin the teeth whitening procedure, first our dentist will conduct a thorough exam. Dr. Lazer will examine your teeth for any issues that may hinder the whitening treatment from being as effective as possible. He will discuss your oral health and lifestyle habits to be sure the Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening system is best for you and will meet your needs and goals. After a dental exam, Dr. Lazer will perform thorough teeth cleaning. For patients whose teeth may not respond to a professional teeth whitening procedure, Dr. Lazer offers porcelain veneers that can provide a lasting white smile.
Next, Dr. Lazer will prepare your mouth by covering your gums and tongue with a protective rubber or plastic film. This film will protect your gums and other mouth tissue from UV light, and help prevent gum staining and sensitivity. Then, he will apply a special hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to your teeth. The UV light will activate the gel and begin to remove surface stains from your teeth. The whole whitening process takes only an hour at our Owings Mills, MD cosmetic dentistry office.
You may experience temporary tooth sensitivity after the procedure. We will do our best to minimize sensitivity. After the teeth whitening treatment, we will apply a fluoride gel to minimize tooth sensitivity. We may also provide home whitening kits so you can extend the results. Although you will see instant results, your teeth will continue to get brighter for a couple of hours after treatment.
Teeth Whitening Post-care
The effects of Zoom are immediate. With proper care and maintenance, your new smile will be lighter than it was before. We don’t need to use messy trays and treatment is complete in about an hour. Your results will last longer if you maintain proper oral hygiene. You should floss and brush your teeth at least twice every day. This will also help you maintain your oral hygiene and keep your mouth healthy.
To avoid dehydration, you should also make sure you drink enough water. Dehydration can cause dry mouth which will lead to bad breath and yellowing of the teeth.
Regular dental checkups are also important to avoid plaque buildup. You should avoid common lifestyle habits that stain and darken teeth. Avoid habits such as tobacco use, smoking, and consuming dark foods and beverages. The use of the touch-up whitening gel will help maintain the results indefinitely.
Why are my teeth yellow even though I brush?
Brushing your teeth every day alone does not guarantee white teeth. The purpose of brushing your teeth is to remove food particles and plaque buildup. Poor dental hygiene can be one of the reasons your teeth are yellow.
However, age, diet, genetics, medical conditions, and staining foods and drinks are more likely factors that cause yellow teeth. Brush and flossing regularly are essential. You may also consider whitening toothpaste. Someone in this position could be an excellent candidate for a teeth whitening treatment.
How long is a teeth whitening session?
The length of a teeth whitening session will depend on the method used. An in-office teeth whitening treatments typically take around 60-90 minutes to complete. At-home teeth whitening treatments can take 30 minutes to several hours per day. It’s important to follow the instructions carefully to achieve the best results and avoid any potential damage to your teeth.
What should I avoid after teeth whitening?
After teeth whitening, avoid eating or drinking anything that could stain your teeth. You should also avoid dark-colored foods and drinks that contain strong pigments, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and tomato sauce.
Avoid smoking, as this can damage your enamel and lessen the effect of the whitening. Lastly, if you have sensitive teeth, make sure to use sensitivity-reducing toothpaste for several days after the whitening treatment.
How often should you whiten your teeth?
How often you should get a teeth whitening treatment will depend on the method you use and your oral health. You can use over-the-counter whitening products daily. However, if you receive teeth whitening treatment from a dentist, they may require you to get touch-ups every few months or quarterly.
Patients who consume food-staining products and smokers will need a touch-up more often. Speak with your dentist before starting any whitening regimen to determine the best approach for your needs.
Can I get a teeth whitening treatment after braces?
Yes, you can have your teeth whitened after braces. However, most dentists recommend that you wait at least six months. This allows the teeth to stabilize, regain their strength, and adjust to not having braces anymore. It is best to see a dentist for teeth whitening services after braces. It is safer and a dentist will spot any dental problems.
How do some people get their teeth so white?
There are over-the-counter teeth whitening products available at most drugstores and supermarkets. However, an In-office professional teeth whitening treatment is the most effective way to whiten teeth. Professional teeth whitening treatments offer more dramatic and longer-lasting results, using a higher concentration of whitening agents and specialized equipment.
Many celebrities use dental veneers or tooth crowns to give them a perfect white smile. However, not everyone is a good candidate for these options. Consult your dentist before considering any teeth whitening treatment.
Contact our Cosmetic Dental Office Today
The time to get your smile back is now! Get attractive, natural-looking teeth. Call us today at (410) 697-6290 for a tooth whitening procedure near you in Owings Mills.