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How Zoom!® Whitens Your Teeth

How Zoom!® Whitens Your Teeth

Whiter teeth can help you feel more confident, attractive, and youthful. Yellowed teeth dull your smile. 

Investing in professional teeth whitening can makeover your smile and your entire look. At Advanced Care Dentistry, the providers offer in-office Zoom!® teeth whitening as part of our cosmetic dentistry procedures that can get your teeth looking up to eight shades whiter in just one visit. 

Here’s how this simple, effective system works.

Why teeth discolor

Most teeth discoloration happens when you expose your teeth to outside staining agents. This includes tobacco, staining foods like chocolate and berries, and dark beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine.

Zoom! whitening effectively treats this common form of teeth yellowing and dinginess. In-office whitening isn’t as effective if you have discolored teeth due to physical changes to the tooth caused by trauma, aging, or some medications. We offer other methods of smile revision, like veneers, if you have discoloration due to internal tooth changes.

You may also benefit from whitening as part of an entire cosmetic dental treatment plan. If you’re having braces removed or getting porcelain veneers, whitening can help complete your look.

The Zoom! process

During your Zoom! in-office whitening session, our technician places protection over your gums so the whitening solution doesn’t irritate the tissue. They then paint the whitening solution onto your teeth to provide a smooth, even layer over your teeth and so it gets into all the nooks and crannies. 

A device that shines advanced blue LED light is then positioned chairside to shine on your teeth to activate the whitening solution. The entire process takes less than an hour, but you should schedule a conventional teeth cleaning before the procedure. 

Zoom! has customizable options to address your stain levels and any sensitivity you have in your teeth and gums. 

How Zoom! works

Zoom! Contains a 25% hydrogen peroxide solution. This solution works together with the light energy to penetrate and disintegrate the stains and discoloration on your teeth. The light breaks down the hydrogen peroxide in the solution, so oxygen can enter the tooth enamel and dentin (internal tooth structure) to bleach stains. The structure of your tooth is not affected whatsoever.

Maintaining white teeth

A Zoom! at-home touch-up kit helps you maintain your new glistening smile. This kit consists of custom-fitted whitening trays that you wear for a certain amount of time each day. We give you full instructions on how to use this kit. 

You can also maintain whiter teeth with habits like quitting smoking and reducing consumption of staining foods and beverages. Good oral hygiene also helps you maintain white, healthy teeth.  Brush twice daily with a whitening toothpaste, floss, rinse with a quality mouthwash, and attend regular professional cleanings at our office. 

Sensitivity is possible

Some people experience sensitivity in their gums after Zoom! whitening. You may have mild tingling in the tissue, but this usually fades after a day or two. You may benefit from using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth to help ease any discomfort. 

If you’re ready to get started with a brighter, whiter smile, contact Advanced Care Dentistry in Woodinville, Washington today. Call the office or reach out via this website to have your smile evaluated so we can help boost confidence in your smile.

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