Whiter Teeth In About One Hour
Our teeth can begin to show the effects of aging and lifestyle habits, darkening in color and losing their youthful luster. Teeth whitening provides a quick, painless and economical smile makeover. Dr. Ed Lazer is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Owings Mills, MD that offer superior teeth whitening solutions for patients with dull, stained, or yellow teeth. He welcomes new patients that are seeking a beautiful smile.
Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry is proud to offer the Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening system in our Baltimore dentist office. With Zoom whitening, you can whiten your teeth up to eight shades lighter in about one hour. A one-hour Zoom treatment is capable of taking years off of your smile! In addition to cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening,
In virtually all cases, the results of teeth whitening are dramatic. Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments to transform your smile and help you regain your confidence.
It may be tempting to try one of the many over-the-counter whitening options, but for better and consistent results, professional teeth whitening is best. Not to mention it is much safer to have your teeth whitened by a dental professional. Also, the results are long-lasting and prove to be safe and effective.
Let our dentist in Baltimore, MD help you maintain, restore, and enhance your natural smile as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Teeth Whitening That Lasts: What to Expect
We have developed a teeth whitening system that delivers longer-lasting, whiter results compared to standard teeth whitening treatment. The whitening process should take about an hour but you should plan to be here for 90 minutes.
After a teeth cleaning, we will cover your mouth and gums with a protective film. Then we will apply the special hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to your teeth. We will use a special light that interacts with the gel to activate the whitening process. When activated by the Zoom light, the gel penetrates the teeth to lighten stains and discoloration.
After the teeth whitening treatment, we will remove the coverings and apply a fluoride gel to minimize tooth sensitivity. After receiving a list of certain things to avoid for a few days, you get to leave with a whiter, brighter smile!
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Am I a candidate for Zoom teeth whitening?
Practically anyone will benefit from professional teeth whitening. Zoom teeth whitening is suitable for teenagers and adults 13 years and older. The cosmetic dentist will complete an examination prior to treatment to ensure that Zoom whitening is right for you.
How long does Zoom teeth whitening last?
The long-term results of professional teeth whitening depend on the individual. Certain habits, such as the use of tobacco products, drinking a lot of coffee, tea or soft drinks can work against the results. Regular professional care and use of the touch-up whitening gel will help maintain the results indefinitely.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
Some patients report mild tooth sensitivity following Zoom teeth whitening treatment. Our cosmetic dentistry team takes steps to minimize sensitivity during and after treatment through the use of special pastes. Generally, tooth sensitivity subsides in 1 to 3 days following professional teeth whitening.
How much does Zoom teeth whitening cost?
Zoom teeth whitening costs vary somewhat based on the individual patient. We offer competitive prices for Zoom teeth whitening compared to other Baltimore dentist offices. Before your treatment begins, we will discuss zoom whitening costs.
How long does it take to whiten teeth with Zoom?
The teeth whitening procedure with Zoom takes 45 minutes on average.
What maintenance do I need after Zoom teeth whitening?
After Zoom whitening patients should not brush their teeth right away. They may rinse with water, but should avoid eating or drinking any brightly colored food and drinks that may stain their teeth.
Should I brush my teeth after Zoom whitening?
We recommend that you continue to brush your teeth following a professional zoom teeth-whitening procedure. However, avoid brushing your teeth too soon after the procedure. You should wait a couple of hours after leaving the dental office before brushing. Brush your teeth with a soft bristle brush and be gentle on your teeth and gums. Also avoid using colored toothpaste for a couple of days so your teeth do not absorb dyes from the product.
What should I avoid after getting my teeth whitened?
After teeth whitening, we recommend avoiding any dark drinks or foods. Tea, coffee, red wine, cola, tomato juice, and ketchup are all examples of dark colored things that can stain. Also avoid acidic foods such as lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruits. Soft drinks, fruit juices, and alcohol may also cause staining after whitening.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Tooth can become discolored from a variety of conditions:
- Smoking and Tobacco Products. Tar and nicotine found in tobacco products create stubborn stains on teeth. Tar naturally darkens enamel, and nicotine causes teeth to become yellow, so years of smoking or tobacco use can cause increased discoloration.
- Foods and Drinks. Certain fruits, coffee, tea, and soda contain color pigments called chromogens. These pigments attach to and stain tooth enamel.
- Medication. Certain antihistamines, antipsychotics, and high blood pressure medications may darken teeth.
- Age. Over time, the outer layer of tooth enamel thins and wears away. The yellow dentin layer underneath enamel can show after years of wear and tear.
- Trauma. After an injury, teeth can lay down more dentin and discolor teeth. Chips and cracks in teeth can also cause discoloration.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Teeth Whitening Consultation
Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist that offers Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening in the Owings Mills and Baltimore, MD area? Find out how you can get a whiter brighter smile with Zoom!™ teeth whitening. We gladly welcome new patients from the Greater Baltimore area!
Call our office at (410) 697-6290 to schedule your appointment or request an appointment online.