A beautiful, white smile can boost your confidence and help you make a dazzling first impression. Unfortunately, everyday life can darken your teeth. But you’re not stuck with pearly whites that are less than ideal! Zoom in-house teeth whitening in Cherry Hill has the potential to quickly and dramatically bring new brightness to your smile. What should you know about this cosmetic treatment?
How Zoom Works
When you head into the office for Zoom whitening, your dentist will first cover your lips and gums to protect them. Then, a hydrogen peroxide whitening gel will be applied to your teeth. Many over the counter products also use hydrogen peroxide, but Zoom has a much higher concentration. A specialized light works with the gel, breaking it down. Oxygen then enters the teeth and breaks up stains.
How effective is Zoom? Results vary from person to person, but it is possible that your pearly whites will be up to eight shades brighter after the procedure.
Maintaining Your White Smile
You want your new, white smile to last as long as possible. Therefore, you’ll need to adopt good habits that will keep the sparkle going. Be sure you:
- Use the custom whitening trays that your dentist will send home with you.
- Brush at least twice a day, and use a whitening toothpaste to remove surface stains.
- Try to avoid foods and beverages that can stain your teeth, like coffee and wine. If you do indulge, drink staining beverages with a straw.
- Do not use tobacco.
- Visit your dentist in Cherry hill at least twice a year for cleanings.
Even with oral hygiene habits, you may need to go to your dentist for touch up whitening after six months to two years.
Is Zoom Right for You?
Zoom teeth whitening is a great choice for many people who want to have a smile that dazzles. However, it isn’t for everyone. Before you undergo the treatment, your dentist will examine your oral health and ask you about your daily habits to determine how much you would benefit from Zoom. If any of the following are true of you, your dentist might recommend that you use a different whitening method or that you wait to use Zoom:
- You are under 13 years of age.
- You are pregnant.
- You do not have good oral hygiene habits.
On the other hand, your dentist might require that you have your teeth whitened if you are planning on getting veneers or dental bonding. This is because porcelain veneers and the resin used in dental bonding should match the color of your natural teeth. If you whiten your teeth after these cosmetic procedures, you could have a mismatched smile.
A white smile can make you feel like a brand new person! Why not talk to your dentist about Zoom?
About the Author
Dr. Barry Polansky is an experienced dentist who wants his patients to have healthy, beautiful smiles. He provides several cosmetic dentistry services, including Zoom whitening. If you have questions about how you can have the gorgeous teeth you’ve always wanted, contact our office at 856-795-1121.