There are many ways that teeth can lose their initial shine. Teeth naturally darken as we age, but excessive drinking of soda, coffee, tea, and red wine accelerates this process. Smoking or chewing tobacco also stains your teeth. Fortunately, The Shores Dental at La Jolla offers the Zoom Teeth Whitening procedure, performed by the best dentists in the La Jolla area. Zoom gives your teeth a natural, sparkling sheen.
How does Zoom Teeth Whitening work?
Zoom bleaches the discolored outer and middle layers of your teeth, composed of enamel and dentin. The procedure involves coating your teeth in hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. Your cosmetic dentist activates the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, which shines on your teeth, activates the gel, and breaks down the hydrogen peroxide. This chemical process allows oxygen to soak into the enamel and dentin, bleaching stains away. Your tooth change color while their structure remains completely unaffected.
How should I prepare for Zoom Teeth Whitening?
Your cosmetic dentist must perform an initial evaluation before they recommend teeth whitening. Your teeth and gums are examined to ensure their health, and you will discuss your lifestyle habits and oral hygiene. Certain habits like heavy coffee drinking and tobacco use will re-stain your teeth after whitening, negating any benefits you may gain from the procedure. Some cosmetic dental procedures like composite bonding or veneers involve teeth whitening as a required first step, ensuring a match between your natural tooth color and restoration. Crowns, veneers, and other existing dental work does not respond to tooth whitening since there is no natural enamel or dentin to bleach. Lastly, schedule a regular teeth cleaning before your Zoom session.
What is the Zoom Teeth Whitening procedure?
Your La Jolla cosmetic dentist covers your lips and gums to protect them from the whitening agent. The agent is applied and the Zoom light breaks it down, a process that takes about fifteen minutes. During this time, you are free to lie back, relax, listen to music, whatever makes you feel most comfortable. This process is repeated two more times, resulting in a total of three fifteen-minute sessions. Your entire appointment will take about an hour.
How do I keep my teeth healthy after whitening?
You will receive a touch-up kit from your cosmetic dentist for home use. Your dentist will recommend avoiding certain foods and beverages to avoid re-staining your teeth. Return to the dentist for teeth cleanings, brush and floss regularly, and use toothpastes that contain whitening agents.
Visit your affordable dentist at The Shores Dental for the fast, effective Zoom Teeth Whitening procedure. You’ll be thrilled with your new, sparkling smile.
Brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening to remove stains and discoloration.
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