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Enjoy a Brighter Smile with Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Dingy teeth can detract from your smile, and an unattractive smile can hold people back both personally and professionally.

Stains caused by foods, beverages or even medications can discolor your teeth, and the aging process makes them yellow as the underlying dentin is exposed. Teeth whitening can help patients overcome these issues.

Whether you’re getting ready for a big upcoming event, like a wedding or reunion, or you just want to make a better first impression in general, teeth whitening can help. 

Whether you’re getting ready for a big upcoming event, like a wedding or reunion, or you just want to make a better first impression in general, teeth whitening can help.

Most teeth whitening treatments begin with some type of bleaching gel that contains a peroxide that eradicates stains from the tooth’s surface. Patients have several over-the-counter options for teeth whitening, but these products tend to be less effective than those provided by a cosmetic dentist. The bleaching gels in professional-grade treatments tend to be stronger.

One particularly effective and efficient teeth whitening treatment is Zoom!, an in-office system that gives patients a noticeably whiter smile (by as many as eight shades) in as little as one hour. Zoom! is able to brighten the smile in such a short time frame because it activates the bleaching gel with a laser, enabling the gel to achieve its effects more quickly. Zoom! is both convenient and comfortable for patients.

To extend the lifespan of your Zoom! whitening treatment, you should limit consumption of foods and beverages that may stain the teeth. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine will also improve the smile’s appearance.

Additionally, many patients who initially undergo Zoom! treatments in the dentist’s office also opt for at-home touch ups using a Zoom! whitening pen or custom-designed trays that can hold the bleaching gel.

Your smile is one of your most important assets, so don’t let teeth that are not-so-pearly-white be a drag on your self-confidence. Explore Zoom! teeth whitening to give your smile’s appearance—and your self-esteem—a noticeable boost in a minimum amount of time. Ask a member of our dental team for more information about this innovative tooth whitening system by calling 312-328-9007 today.