Poway and San Diego, CA
When it is time to saying “I Do,” you want your teeth to be as white as your dress. As a bride-to-be you have focused on all of the important details for your big day, but least you forget about your smile! If you need your teeth whitened before your wedding, there is still time. At Smiles by Dr. Cook, we can have your teeth dazzling white in as little as one hour.
Why do teeth discolor?
The foods and beverages we consume stain and discolor our teeth, causing teeth to appear dingy or yellow. Tobacco and beverages such as coffee, tea, and wine are the worst culprits for staining teeth. The good news is you can reverse this damaging effect. Restore your smile before your big day with Zoom whitening!
Professional teeth whitening – experience the difference
Zoom whitening is an in-office bleaching treatment that uses a special light, the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, with a 25% peroxide whitening agent that is placed on your teeth. The special light helps to break down the peroxide, allowing oxygen to penetrate the tooth’s enamel and dentin to whiten your teeth. Zoom whitening does not change the structure of the teeth, just the color.
How does Zoom whitening work?
This in-office whitening treatment is most effective if done after a dental cleaning. The whitening procedure begins by covering your lips and gums, then the peroxide whitening gel mixture is placed on your teeth. The light is activated as it shines on your teeth and will last for about 15 minutes per segment. The gel and light are used to whiten all the teeth in your mouth in segments, totaling to about one hour for treatment. Immediately following the whitening process, a sensitive-reducing fluoride gel will be placed on your teeth.
Caring for your teeth after a whitening treatment
To help maintain the beauty of your new pearly white smile, you will be provided with an at-home touch-up kit. This kit includes custom made bleaching trays along with instructions from the dentist on how to use your at-home touch-up kit. It is recommended that you consume in moderation, beverages that are prone to staining teeth. Also, if you use tobacco, now is an ideal time to quit so that you can enjoy the results of your whitening treatments even longer. Another tip to help prolong the effects of your Zoom whitening treatment is to use whitening toothpaste at home when you brush.
Some considerations to consider before undergoing Zoom whitening treatments is that some patients report having experienced tooth sensitivity. The dentist can prescribe you sensitivity blocking toothpaste or rinse to help ease this discomfort, should you experience any. Zoom whitening products are safe and effective! Plus, you will get much better, long lasting results from profession teeth whitening than what you would get from a box of whitening stripes sold in stores.
Get ready for your big day by whitening your teeth for a dazzling, whiter smile!
For a consultation or to schedule your Zoom teeth whitening treatment, please call (858) 384-4009 or contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today. We welcome patients of Carmel Mountain, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo, California.