Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening

img_zoom_adIf you need a boost to your smile, you might want to think about teeth whitening. While you can buy numerous over-the-counter products that claim to whiten your teeth, there is nothing as effective or as safe as professional whitening. The primary difference between over-the-counter whitening products and professional whitening is that professional whitening products available only from a dentist contain stronger and more effective ingredients. But because they are provided by dental professionals, using them may actually be safer than using weaker products you use by yourself at home.

One of the most advanced and fastest professional whitening products is the line of products called Zoom. There are several different Zoom whitening treatments available, and which one is right for you depends on the current shade of your teeth, how much whiter you would like them to be and how long you are willing to spend at the office. If you are in a hurry, you can get dramatic whitening in as little as 45 minutes.

Whichever Zoom method you choose, the whitening works by not only removing surface stains from foods, beverages or tobacco, but by removing stains under the enamel on the second layer of your teeth, the dentin. Most drug store whitening toothpastes or strips only remove surface stains. When dentin staining remains, it shows right through the translucent tooth enamel. Zoom penetrates to remove dentin stains, leaving you with the whitest teeth possible.

The safety of professional whitening products is assured because they are only available from a dentist. Your gums are protected prior to a whitening procedure. You can choose to do a ZOOM whitening yourself at home, but we will prepare a kit for you and give you full instructions on usage and safety.

After teeth whitening is performed, the results should last for a long time, but eventually, food, beverages and tobacco if you use it can re-stain your teeth. You may wish to have a repeat whitening procedure, or purchase Zoom maintenance products such as a whitening pen or take-home touch up kit.

Some stain and discoloration of teeth is due to genetics or other biological factors and may not be able to be removed with a teeth whitening procedure. Generally, natural teeth darkening due to aging can be removed with professional whitening that penetrates to the dentin.

If you’d like to learn more about Zoom teeth whitening and how it could work for you, call Kettleman Dental Care now. We are located in Lodi, California and here to help you with all of your dental and oral health concerns.