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Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is among the most effective and convenient means of improving the appearance of teeth. While the vast majority of individuals prefer bright, vibrant teeth, some factors — including smoking, aging, genetics, and the consumption of certain foods and beverages — can darken, deepen, and diminish the natural white color and tone of the teeth.

If you’re looking for a quick and effective way to achieve a vibrant smile, contact a dentist in Orlando, FL, with Thornton Park Dental Arts. We offer a wide range of general and cosmetic dental treatments, including Philips Zoom! teeth whitening, to help our patients achieve brilliant, healthy smiles. Contact our dentist office today to schedule an appointment.

What Is Zoom! Teeth Whitening?

Zoom! teeth whitening is a teeth bleaching system designed to lighten the discoloration of enamel — a mineral substance that covers the outer layer of teeth — and dentin — hard and dense tissue located beneath the enamel that forms the bulk of each tooth. This is an in-office treatment performed by teeth whitening dentists for professional, instant results.

The application of a hydrogen-peroxide whitening varnish and the Philips blue LED light-accelerated technology, when combined, provides patients with instantly brighter teeth and little-to-no tooth sensitivity. Contact us to schedule a dentist appointment in Orlando for one of the following innovative in-office teeth whitening options available at our office.

Philips Zoom! QuickPro

Philips Zoom! QuickPro is ideal for patients that want to kick-start the whitening process as well as those that want to touch-up their smile for affordable, immediate results — patients are required to spend only 30 minutes in the dentist’s chair during this treatment. Zoom! QuickPro technology offers noticeable results with a smile that is up to four shades brighter. This professional teeth whitening treatment can be applied to the teeth directly after a dental checkup and, because no whitening lamp is required, patients can be on their way in no time.

Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed

Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed is ideal for patients seeking more dramatic dental whitening results — in just 45 minutes, this in-office teeth whitening treatment brightens teeth by up to eight shades, reversing stains from food and drinks, aging, and even medications. During treatment, the applied whitening solution is activated by the light, scrubbing stains from the teeth’s enamel. Zoom! WhiteSpeed may be performed as a sole treatment or in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as veneers or composite bonding.

When To Consider Teeth Whitening

Our dental whitening procedures with Zoom! whitening, are ideal for patients in relatively good health. Our dentists can help guide you towards the best whitening technique for your smile based on the condition of your teeth and gums, dental hygiene, lifestyle, and goals for improving the aesthetic appearance of your smile.

Teeth whitening is likewise recommended to patients planning on undergoing other types of cosmetic dental procedures, such as dental crowns, veneers, or composite bonding, to ensure that the restoration matches the patient’s natural teeth. When braces are removed, whitening can eliminate staining from orthodontic treatment.

Benefits Of In-Office Teeth Whitening

The vast majority of individuals want whiter teeth, but a brighter smile can be difficult to achieve with over-the-counter whitening products such as whitening toothpastes and at-home teeth bleaching trays. Fortunately, in-office teeth whitening is an affordable, effective, and quick method of achieving a more vibrant smile. There are numerous benefits to undergoing professional teeth bleaching services, including the following. Contact us for more information about the benefits of teeth whitening or to schedule an appointment.

  • Quick teeth whitening with rapid results
  • An immediately noticeable, whiter smile
  • Proven comfort during and after treatment
  • Comprehensive, safe whitening treatment
  • Only one office visit required
  • Little-to-no tooth sensitivity
  • Eliminates multiple types of teeth stains
  • Customized treatments tailored to each patient

Common Causes Of Tooth Discoloration

Each day, teeth are exposed to a wide range of stimuli. Although strong and built to withstand the deteriorating effects of certain food and beverages, among other items, the layers of enamel and dentin can become discolored over time by long-term consumption of coffee, tea, wine, and certain foods, as well as tobacco use. Certain medications, antibiotics, and even aging may likewise result in the teeth becoming stained. Tooth discoloration can be caused by stains on the surface of the teeth (extrinsic), by changes which occur inside the tooth (intrinsic), or they may be age-related. To determine the cause of your tooth discoloration, contact us today.

Extrinsic Tooth Discoloration

Extrinsic tooth discoloration occurs when the outer layer of the teeth, or enamel, becomes stained. Stained teeth result when stain particles, such as pigmented residue from a food or beverage, build-up in the protein film that covers the tooth enamel. Extrinsic stains are typically caused by tobacco use or by regularly drinking coffee, tea, wine, or cola drinks. This type of tooth stain can typically be removed with regular dental cleanings and oral care.

Intrinsic Tooth Discoloration

An intrinsic tooth stain is staining below the surface of the tooth within the dentin. Yellow stains on teeth occur when stain-causing particles penetrate the exterior of the tooth and then accumulate within the tooth enamel. The following causes may result in intrinsic tooth stains.

  • Increased exposure to fluoride during early childhood
  • The use of tetracycline antibiotics at age eight or younger
  • The use of tetracycline antibiotics by an expectant mother during the second half of pregnancy
  • Trauma to a tooth during developmental years
  • Internal bleeding caused by trauma to a permanent tooth
  • A rare condition called dentinogenesis imperfecta

Age-Related Tooth Discoloration

Age-related tooth discoloration typically results from a combination of extrinsic and intrinsic factors. Dentin naturally yellows over time and tooth enamel becomes thinner with age, which allows the dentin to become visible through the tooth. Certain foods and beverages and the use of tobacco can likewise stain teeth over time. Chipped, cracked, and worn teeth — among other tooth injuries — can cause tooth discoloration, especially when the tooth’s pulp is damaged.

The Zoom! Teeth Whitening Process

The Zoom! bleaching process is both simple and effective. The Philips Zoom! QuickPro treatment can conveniently be performed after a normal dental check-up. The treatment takes approximately 10 minutes to apply and does not require a whitening lamp. Once our dentist checks the current shade of your teeth, they will then prepare your mouth and gums for the whitening procedure. Thereafter, a thin layer of whitening varnish is applied to each tooth, over which a layer of protective sealant is applied to protect your teeth and gums from sensitivity. After 30 minutes, the varnish is brushed off and the treatment is complete.

The Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed treatment begins with preparation of the mouth for whitening and the application of a layer of advanced whitening gel on the teeth. To accelerate the whitening process, the dentist will thereafter apply a WhiteSpeed blue LED lamp on your teeth. The lamp features multiple settings to ensure you are comfortable throughout the treatment. This process is repeated three times — each treatment lasts 15 minutes — until the desired tooth shade is achieved, after which a post-treatment gel will be applied to your teeth to help protect the enamel and reduce sensitivity. The treatment requires just 45 minutes to complete, however, there is an optional, fourth, 15-minute session offered at the discretion of our dentists.  Following the procedure, you will be provided with customized whitening trays as well as a take-home whitening kit, included in the treatment, so you can boost the vibrancy of your teeth periodically thereafter.

Teeth Whitening Considerations

Tooth sensitivity during treatment may occur in some patients. The Zoom! whitening light produces minimal heat, which is typically the source of oral discomfort. In rare cases, minor tingling is experienced immediately following the procedure, but this dissipates soon after.

Ask your dentist about using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste prior to treatment to reduce discomfort. As with other professional whitening procedures, Zoom! is not recommended for individuals under the age of 13 as well as patients that are pregnant or lactating.

In addition, it’s important to note that individual treatment results may vary, and only your dentist can determine whether whitening is right for you. Contact Thornton Park Dental Arts today to schedule a consultation for in-office teeth whitening.

Zoom! Whitening Before & After

The results of Zoom! teeth whitening treatments are both immediate and significant. Patients that choose the Philips Zoom! QuickPro treatment can achieve a smile that is up to 4 shades brighter in only 30 minutes, while those that choose the Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed treatment can enjoy a smile that is up to 8 shades whiter in just 45 minutes. Patients with extrinsic, or a mild-to-moderate degree of surface tooth stains, typically achieve desired results with QuickPro, while patients seeking quick teeth whitening with dramatic results for reversing stains from food and drinks, aging, and even medications, achieve maximum results with WhiteSpeed. Contact our dentist office today to get more information about the available Zoom! whitening treatments or to request a dentist appointment for a brighter, healthier looking smile.

How To Maintain Zoom! Whitening Results

To keep your smile bright and vibrant after undergoing treatment to whiten your teeth, our dentists recommend maintaining good oral care by brushing and flossing regularly, and visiting our office for a dental cleaning every six months. An at-home Zoom! whitening touch-up kit, which contains custom-fitted whitening trays, can help extend the results of your whitening treatment. Be sure to follow the provided instructions for how and when to use the kit. Patients may likewise be advised to avoid certain teeth-staining foods and beverages as well as tobacco products to best maintain their bright, new smile. Toothpastes containing whitening agents may likewise be recommended to patients to maintain the results of the procedure.

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