Zoom!® Teeth Whitening: How This Technique Works By Louis Buono on March 11, 2015

A woman with a bright, white smileTooth discoloration and stains can be a major problem. Stains can make you feel less confident and they can ruin first impressions. At Garden City Smile, Dr. Louis J. Buono has helped many patients in and around Long Island deal with serious tooth discoloration issues. The solution is often teeth whitening treatments that brighten and whiten teeth. One such treatment that's quite effective is Zoom!® teeth whitening. Let's consider the causes of stains and how Zoom!® teeth whitening can help you.

Common Causes of Dental Stains

The type of dental stains that most people are familiar with are extrinsic dental stains. These kinds of dental stains form at the surface layer of the teeth. The most common causes of these kinds of dental stains includes:

  • Tobacco products
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Sodas
  • Red wine
  • Curries
  • Blueberries
  • Beets
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots

In essence, if something can stain a white shirt, over time, it will also lead to stains on your teeth. Sometimes the discoloration get so bad that people feel self-conscious about laughing and smiling, even around people they've known for years.

About Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

Zoom!® teeth whitening is one of the most well-known and popular professional dental bleaching systems available today. Zoom!® teeth whitening is performed by your dentist, ensuring exceptional results. In just a single Zoom!® teeth whitening session, your teeth can be brightened up to eight whole shades.

Ideal Candidates for Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

The best candidates for Zoom!® teeth whitening are people who suffer from tooth discoloration that's external in nature. Zoom!® teeth whitening is ideal for yellowing and browning of the teeth, so discoloration of that nature is generally easy to treat. Patients should be in otherwise good dental health and have realistic expectations about the mild side effects of teeth whitening, such as temporary tooth sensitivity.

Patients who suffer from intrinsic tooth discoloration (stains that originate inside of the teeth) or tooth discoloration related to severe injury or decay are generally poor candidates for teeth whitening. These patients will need to have their tooth discoloration treated through restorative means.

The Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Procedure

During the Zoom!® teeth whitening procedure, patients first have their teeth cleaned to ensure proper care.

A special whitening gel is then carefully applied to the teeth. This gel is exposed to a Zoom!® laser light, which helps unlock the deep-bleaching and penetrating properties of the whitening gel. The process is repeated two more times in order to achieve the best possible results.

For major stains and discoloration, patients can undergo multiple Zoom!® teeth whitening sessions spaced a few weeks apart.

How does Zoom!® compare to over-the-counter teeth whitening products?

Zoom!® teeth whitening is so good that there is no comparison.

As noted above, Zoom!® teeth whitening can brighten a smile up to eight shades in a single one-hour treatment session. To get those kinds of results with over-the-counter products, it can takes weeks and weeks of use. This goes for even the most sophisticated over-the-counter tray systems.

In addition to speed, Zoom!® teeth whitening is also safer that over-the-counter treatments since it is professionally administered and supervised. You basically get great results faster and with the assurance of safety and satisfaction.

Speak with a Dentist about Your Dental Care Needs

For more information about teeth whitening and your many other options for getting the beautiful smile of your dreams, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. Our entire team will work closely with you to make sure that your smile looks its very best.

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Louis J. Buono, DDS

Garden City Smiles Louis J. Buono, DDS

Dr. Buono has been providing leading smile care to his patients in Garden City and Long Island for over 30 years. He is proud to be affiliated with: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 

You can request a consultation with our dentist by filling out our online form or calling (516) 294-0375.

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