If you’re like many Americans, you spend part of the fall season screaming at the television while watching sports. Are these shouts and cheers and groans done with complete confidence? Or are you trying to hide your teeth while you make your feelings known? If you’re feeling self-conscious, it might be time to spruce up your smile for everything that autumn brings with a professional ZOOM! teeth whitening.
What’s So Great About ZOOM! Teeth Whitening?
ZOOM! teeth whitening is a professional cosmetic dentistry treatment that delivers dramatically whiter teeth in an hour or less. ZOOM! is fast and effective and is available in two formulations:
- Philips ZOOM! WhiteSpeed: This is the teeth-whitening treatment you’ve heard about. In one hour, teeth can be made up to eight shades whiter using professional-grade whitening gel and a blue LED lamp to accelerate the whitening process and reach an optimal shade of white. Desensitizing gel is used on the teeth and gums for protection from irritation. Patients are also sent home with customized whitening trays and a whitening kit to allow for touch-ups as needed. (Though the need shouldn’t be for quite a while – if you brush and floss daily and see your dentist regularly, the effects of a whitening treatment can last for years.)
- Philips ZOOM! QuickPro: An even faster whitening treatment than WhiteSpeed, the QuickPro option takes only about 30 minutes and can make teeth up to four shades whiter. This treatment is ideal for patients who want to boost a previous teeth-whitening or give professional whitening a test run. QuickPro differs from other treatments because it comes in the form of a varnish that is applied to each tooth and dries quickly. This step is followed by a protective sealant and, after 30 minutes, you brush off the varnish to revealing super-white teeth.
Are You a Good Candidate for ZOOM! Whitening?
ZOOM! isn’t right for everyone. Teeth whitening in any form isn’t right for everyone. Wanting whiter teeth is the first part of a smile makeover. Figuring out how to achieve this goal is the second part.
If you are living with tooth stains and discoloration, your Arlington dentist will need to examine your teeth to determine what kind of upgrades are possible. For some patients, their tooth discoloration is simply part of their DNA – they naturally have yellowish or off-white teeth. In cases like this, they’re not doomed. Their teeth can still be whitened. Making a change, though, will just take another powerful cosmetic dentistry treatment, like porcelain veneers.
From Flawed to Perfect with One Treatment
Remember, your teeth don’t have to be perfect to qualify for a whitening treatment. They can be a little crooked or gapped or misaligned or otherwise flawed. In many cases, a teeth whitening will brighten up those imperfections and make your smile look just right. What’s most important is ensuring that your mouth is a healthy foundation for an upgrade.
Find out if a ZOOM! whitening can work for your smile makeover. Contact Dr. Alana Macalik, Arlington dentist, to schedule your consultation and learn more.