Zoom! Teeth Whitening
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The Choice of Cosmetic Dentists
Dr. Ariel and Richard Winter have worked with most of all the popular teeth whitening technologies and products… using them with varying degrees of success with different types of dental stain conditions and patient need.
They remain abreast of laser based teeth whitening technologies through their professional affiliations and on-going participation in reconstructive and restorative dental technology seminars.
Zoom! Technologies is the teeth whitening technology of choice in our office. The system assures our patients a wider range of applications with significant whitening differences when compared with other teeth whitening products.
Why do my teeth become stained?
Every person’s enamel has a slightly different shade. Also, some people have enamel that is more porous, which makes the teeth prone to staining. As we age, our enamel thins and more of the dentin layer beneath begins to show itself. This is why our teeth become more yellow the older we get.
Staining that occurs on the enamel is similar to a stain on a piece of clothing. Teeth whitening can loosen these stains on the enamel. Here are some of the culprits behind the staining of your teeth:
- Food — Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, even dark chocolate have natural pigments in them that can stain the enamel of your teeth.
- Drink — Coffee, tea, red wine, cranberry and other dark juices, even cola soft drinks all can stain your teeth.
- Smoking — Nicotine leaves yellow stains on your teeth.
- Fluorosis — If a child has too much fluoride, it can cause this condition, which stains the teeth. This staining is in the dentin.
- Drugs — In the 60s and 70s tetracycline was a heavily used antibiotic, especially in children. Unfortunately, in many kids it permanently discolored their teeth.
- Genes — The enamel on some people’s teeth is darker than others. Also, some people have enamel that is more porous and stains easier.
In Office Teeth Whitening
The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening dentistry procedure; it’s safe, effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. Zoom! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results.
What are the benefits of Zoom! teeth whitening?
What’s the benefit of having a bright, white beautiful smile? After your eyes, our smile is what most people say they notice next. A bright, stain-free smile gives you confidence. It makes you happy to smile and converse in a group. When your teeth are dingy, stained, and yellow, you subconsciously cover your mouth when talking or eating around another person. You probably know someone who does this when talking, maybe putting the back of his or her hand up in front of their mouth to mask the stained teeth.
Also, Zoom! teeth whitening allows our patients from all across Milwaukee to drink that great cup of coffee every morning and enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, without worrying about staining their teeth. Raspberries, blueberries, even dark chocolate all conspire to stain our teeth, but who would want to abstain from eating them all? Once your teeth become a little yellow or dingy, all you need do is come see us at Hampton Dental Associates and in just an hour, you’ll walk out with bright, white teeth again.
How Zoom! Works!
The Zoom! light-activated gel was developed after years of research by Discus Dental, the leaders in professional take-home tooth whitening dentistry. The gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide that, when activated by the Zoom! light, gently penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.
The Zoom! whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. We then apply the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel which is activated by a specially designed light.
Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure.
You’ll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure.
Keeping that Bright Smile
For discriminating patients whose lifestyles, careers and personal interests demand a fabulously radiant smile, either of our doctors can prescribe the use of certain types of in-home whitening supplies that can deliver practically any degree of Zoom Maintenance imaginable.
How long will my teeth stay white? How often should I have them whitened?
There’s no “set” duration for how long your teeth will stay bright and white. If your teeth were stained by coffee and the like, they will become stained again. But you don’t have to give up that glass of red wine — when you feel your teeth are becoming a little dingy again, simply come back in and we’ll whiten them again.
Home hygiene also makes a difference. Using whitening toothpaste (ADA approved, of course), and brushing for two minutes twice daily is important. Plus, coming in for twice-yearly professional cleanings with the team at Hampton Dental Associates is equally important to keeping your teeth their whitest.
What should I avoid after a Zoom! teeth whitening treatment?
There aren’t any restrictions on what you can eat or otherwise do with your teeth following your Zoom! whitening treatment. Because the hydrogen peroxide whitening agent penetrates the enamel of your teeth to break loose and remove the stains, your teeth may be somewhat more sensitive to hot and cold for a day or two after your Zoom! treatment. But that resolves quickly.
Otherwise, do whatever you like. But be sure to smile a lot, as your teeth are now bright white and gleaming!
Are Zoom! teeth whitening treatments safe?
Teeth whitening has been used for more than a couple decades now and has proven to be totally safe. In fact, there are not any recorded instances of irreversible or structural damage caused by teeth whitening programs. There can be some initial tooth sensitivity after your treatment, but that is not an indicator of tooth damage, and it passes in a couple days at the most.
Are Zoom! in-office teeth whitening treatments covered by dental insurance?
These are considered to be elective treatments and are not typically covered. However, dental insurance varies widely; some plans have a threshold of dollars spent. It’s best to check with your provider to ascertain your individual coverage. In most cases, whitening is not covered.
Are there any side effects with Zoom! teeth whitening?
As mentioned above, your teeth may be a little more sensitive to hot and cold for a day or so after your Zoom! treatment, but this quickly passes. Teeth whitening in no way damages the tooth structure. We completely protect your gums during our Zoom! teeth whitening treatments. These are basically risk-free treatments.
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