Over time, common foods and drinks such as berries, candies with dye, sauces, red wine, coffee, tea, and colas stain the teeth. These types of stains can’t be removed effectively with typical whitening toothpastes. Zoom! Teeth Whitening is a relatively simple in office procedure that can effectively restore the teeth to their natural white color by removing surface stains.
The process involves the application of a whitening gel on the teeth that is then activated by a safe and cool UV lamp. Only your teeth will be exposed for the entire procedure so you can rest assured that you will not be subject to any harmful radiation. The whole process is usually over in about an hour is broken up into a few application sessions. In between each session, the initial gel is removed from the teeth and a new coat of the whitening gel is applied.
Getting your teeth professionally cleaned prior to the Zoom! whitening procedure is highly recommended for the most optimal results. There is no specific number on how many shades lighter your teeth will be, but some of our clients’ teeth have gotten up to eight shades whiter after the procedure. The results will always vary from patient to patient but your teeth will not look artificially white as Zoom! works by restoring the natural color of your teeth. You will be able to notice a difference in your teeth immediately after the procedure is finished
We recommend avoiding foods and drinks with heavy dyes and colors for a few days after the teeth whitening procedure. An easy thing to remember is that if the food or drink can stain a white paper cup then you should probably avoid it. This includes drinks such as coffee, tea, and colored sodas. If you cannot avoid consuming these drinks then it is best to drink them with a straw and then brush your teeth right after. Typically a maintenance bleaching tray or Crest Professional Whitestrips for a week is suggested after.
A small number of our patients have experienced some sensitivity after the procedure but this can easily be relieved with Sensodyne or other toothpastes designed for sensitivity. Aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medication also works well to soothe the sensitivity.
If you live in the New York City area and are looking for a safe, easy, and effective way to whiten your teeth, Zoom! Teeth Whitening is your answer. At the New York Center For Cosmetic Dentistry, we have helped many of our patients get a much brighter and younger looking smile with Zoom Teeth Whitening. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
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