Even a healthy smile can look unhealthy if the teeth have been stained or yellowed over time. For this reason, professional teeth whitening is a popular treatment at our practice. Of course, most individuals want to be confident about their smile. It is, indeed, one of the first characteristics others notice. Self-assuredness helps you become the most authentic version of yourself. At the LG Dental Centre, Dr. Goldstein offers Zoom!® teeth whitening, a fast and effective treatment that can have you smiling in no time. Zoom! has many benefits. Today, we will explore six of them.
1) Fast treatment for your busy schedule
Zoom! teeth whitening can brighten your smile in just one hour. To perform the treatment, a whitening gel will be applied to the teeth, and will be activated with a specialized light for about 20 minutes. This is repeated two more times to achieve the desired results. Zoom! is much faster than take-home bleaching kits, which typically take about two to three weeks to complete.
2) Dramatic results
Do you want a dazzling smile everyone is sure to notice? Zoom! can deliver. In fact, this treatment can lighten your teeth up to eight shades in a single office visit.
3) Safe and effective
When it comes to teeth whitening, there are an overwhelming number of products on the market. Many of the over-the-counter options contain abrasives which damage the enamel. Therefore, professional teeth whitening is always recommended over store-bought brands. Zoom! is one of the safest and most effective options available. Before the procedure, a barrier will be placed over the gums to protect the soft tissues. While some patients may experience heightened tooth sensitivity for a few days, many do not experience any discomfort at all.
4) Comfortable treatment
Many over-the-counter bleaching options require you to wear trays that do not fit your anatomy. Not only is this uncomfortable, it also increases the risk of an uneven application. During a Zoom! teeth whitening application, the bleaching gel stays exactly where it should, allowing Dr. Goldstein to have full control.
5) Fully customisable
Most patients assume they want the whitest, brightest smile possible. However, sometimes teeth that are too white can appear unnatural. Because Zoom! is performed in three 20-minute sessions, patients will have an opportunity to evaluate their progress after each treatment, allowing them to choose a tooth shade that is aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking.
6) Long-lasting results
Due to environmental factors, dark-coloured foods, and the passage of time, the results of any teeth whitening will diminish over time. However, there are a few guidelines you can follow that will help you maintain your smile for as long as possible. For example, avoid staining agents in your diet. If you cannot go without your daily cup of coffee, try sipping through a straw to keep the liquid from coming in contact with the teeth. On average, Zoom! results last between 12 and 18 months. If you notice your smile is beginning to look lacklustre, let us know. Dr. Goldstein can recommend another session or a touch-up kit.
It is important to note that Zoom! may not be for everyone. There are two types of dental staining. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-coloured foods and beverages. This type of discolouration responds well to teeth whitening. Intrinsic stains, however, are due to genetic conditions, some medications, or trauma. Because this type of staining affects the internal layers of a tooth, teeth whitening is not effective. If you have intrinsic stains, Dr. Goldstein can speak with you about alternative options, such as bonding or tooth veneers.
Learn more about Zoom! professional teeth whitening
If you desire a brighter, more brilliant smile, consider what professional teeth whitening can do for you. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment at our North York, ON practice, contact us online or call us at 416-224-8300.