In-office teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is an easy and noninvasive way to remove stains and resolve tooth discoloration during a single treatment. Professional teeth whitening may be an ideal cosmetic dentistry solution if you have:
- Healthy teeth that are free of decay
- Surface or deep tooth stains
- Uneven tooth color
Whitening treatments can’t change the color of crowns, bridges, or fillings. If you have any of these restorations, your dentist can whiten your natural teeth and help balance the whiteness of your entire smile. They may also recommend an alternative cosmetic treatment such as veneers to correct severe tooth discoloration.
How does a dentist whiten teeth?
Your dentist spends time preparing your mouth for a professional whitening treatment to minimize the risk of damage to delicate oral tissues and to prevent tooth sensitivity. After covering your gums and inserting a retractor into your mouth, your dentist applies a layer of medical-grade Philips Zoom whitening gel onto each tooth.
To enhance the effects of the whitening solution and to speed up your treatment, your dentist shines a blue LED light onto your teeth. After 15 minutes, your dentist compares your teeth to a shade guide — showing you the before and after — and helps you decide if you should go whiter.
You go through this process up to three times in total if necessary, which can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in as little as 45 minutes.
How long do professional teeth whitening treatments last?
With preventive dental care treatments and dietary modifications (like avoiding red wine or coffee), you can expect your Philips Zoom teeth whitening treatment to last for years. However, the natural effects of aging and consuming dark foods and drinks daily can lead to ongoing stains.
Your dedicated dentist at iSmile Dental counsels you about how to prevent tooth stains. They can help you select products to whiten teeth at home and schedule you for twice-a-year cleanings to remove stubborn surface stains.
iSmile Dental offers in-office teeth whitening services to remove years of stains and discoloration instantly. Request a consultation by calling the office nearest you or using the online booking tool today.