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Cosmetic Dentistry

Zoom!® Teeth Whitening: In-Office Professional Bleaching

Dentistry at 1818 serves patients throughout the greater Philadelphia area who would like to have a smile that’s healthy and beautiful. Dr. Maurry Leas and Dr. Jonathan Siegel offer the latest in dental care treatments. For example, Dentistry at 1818 offers Zoom!® teeth whitening, a state-of-the-art bleaching system that can take out very noticeable dental stains. Let’s look into this dental bleaching system in more detail right now.

About Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

Zoom!® teeth whitening is one of the most popular and well-regarded professional teeth whitening treatments on the market today. This in-office bleaching treatment allows for quick and safe bleaching of a patient’s smile.

How does Zoom!® teeth whitening compare to over-the-counter products?

There really is no comparison when it comes to Zoom!® teeth whitening and over-the-counter products. One Zoom!® teeth whitening session is able to brighten a smile up to eight shades. To get those kinds of results from am over-the-counter product, it could take weeks of use.

Ideal Candidates for Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

The best candidates for Zoom!® teeth whitening are people who suffer from extrinsic dental stains, which means tooth discoloration that originates at the enamel (surface) layer of the tooth. These candidates should be in otherwise good health and not suffer from any kinds of dental problems such as tooth decay. Ideally those matters should be addressed before bleaching a person’s tooth structure.

If a patient suffers from deep-set stains or intrinsic dental stains (discoloration that is internal in origin), the ideal treatment option will generally be porcelain veneers or a dental restoration. These alternatives can be discussed in more detail during the consultation process.

The Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Procedure

The Zoom!® teeth whitening procedure takes roughly one hour to perform. The first step of treatment is the cleaning of the teeth. Once the teeth are cleaned, a special bleaching gel is applied to teeth. This gel is then exposed to a special laser light, which activates the deep-acting properties of the Zoom!® teeth whitening gel. The process of gel application and light exposure is repeated two more times for optimal effect.

Are there any side effects to Zoom!® teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is non-invasive, though there are side effects involved. The most common side effect is tooth sensitivity, which can make eating and drinking your favorite foods difficult. Generally the tooth sensitivity only lasts two to three days.

We will work carefully to reduce tooth sensitivity while you are in the practice, using desensitizers and carefully monitoring exposure to the Zoom!® gel. When you return home after treatment, be sure to eat and drink only room temperature substances and to gargle/rinse with lukewarm water. This will help minimize any issues with sensitivity and discomfort.

Can I undergo additional Zoom!® treatments?

Of course!

Some stains are especially hard to get rid of, which is why multiple Zoom!® teeth whitening treatments can be scheduled. Because it’s performed in our office and professionally supervised, each treatment is safe and optimally effective.

Learn More About Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

Would you like to learn more about your options for teeth whitening? If so, it’s important that you visit Dentistry at 1818. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Maurry Leas and Dr. Jonathan Siegel, contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice today. We look forward to your visit and helping you achieve excellent dental health.