The holidays or preparing for a much anticipated special event can reduce your time margins even more. Wanting to look your best only adds to the pressure, especially when you’re already wondering how you’ll get everything you need for your upcoming holiday party for example.
Cosmetic dentistry might seem like an unattainable goal to bump up your appearance. But there’s one treatment that can provide you with dramatic results without a major time or cost investment.
Zoom!® teeth whitening is fast and effective. It’s a professional, in-office, one appointment procedure that brightens your teeth as much as eight shades in less than an hour.
Time is on your side
Zoom!® teeth whitening can be completed in approximately one hour. The first step in the process includes site preparation so your gums and lips are protected.
The whitening gel is applied to the surfaces of your teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient within the gel.
The gel penetrates your tooth enamel and the level of dentin beneath the surface. This step actually bleaches your teeth and lifts the stains and discoloration from your teeth.
A specially designed light is positioned over your mouth focusing the illumination on your teeth. The Zoom!® light system activates the whitening gel to further penetrate your tooth surfaces.
During this 15 minute portion of the treatment you have opportunity to relax, listen to your favorite music, etc. This process involving gel and light will be repeated two times by your Knoxville dentist for a total of 45 minutes.
Safeguards and side effects
Teeth whitening, like any cosmetic dental treatment, should begin with a dental exam. Your tooth stains, the effectiveness of Zoom!®, and other factors will be discussed prior to beginning your teeth whitening procedure.
A teeth cleaning is also recommended prior to treatment. This removes dental plaque and tartar from your teeth so you achieve the best results from your Zoom!® treatment.
It’s possible that you will experience some irritation with Zoom!®. Remember the treatment involves chemicals within the gel and these can heighten your sensitive teeth.
The light (lamp) used also produces heat. We take every precaution to help assure that your gums, lips, and eyes are protected.
The best part
Your results are immediately noticeable with a Zoom!® teeth whitening treatment. Keeping them white is possible with good dental hygiene, avoiding foods, drinks, and tobacco that stain your teeth.
Time-saving, at-home maintenance can be achieved as well. We can provide various tips and products that help you keep your smile season to season.
Ask us about Zoom!® teeth whitening. Schedule your one-hour procedure now in our Knoxville dental office.