Embarrassed by unsightly stains or yellowing on your teeth? Are you looking for a smile makeover? Once you’ve made the decision to invest in a whiter, brighter smile, there are a number of Crown Point teeth whitening treatment options to consider. From in-office treatments to at-home whitening strips, gels, toothpastes, and rinses, there are a variety of ways achieve the perfect white smile.
Stains on teeth can be classified in one of two ways: external or internal. External stains appear on the outer surface of your teeth while internal stains live deep in your enamel and the dentin.
Whitening toothpastes may be able to remove some of the external stains on your teeth, but only professional in-office teeth whitening treatments can remove the internal stains that cause your teeth to look discolored.
That’s why professional in-office teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world today. Unlike home-use whitening systems that incorporate low-dose bleaching agents, in-office Crown Point teeth whitening takes place under carefully monitored conditions that allow for the safe, controlled, pain-free use of a relatively high concentration of bleaching gel – yielding results that are visible immediately.
Advantages of In-Office Crown Point Teeth Whitening
No other teeth whitening procedure produces faster results.
It is the safest form of tooth bleaching.
Gum and tooth sensitivity are more controllable today due to thicker peroxide gels that don’t soak into the teeth as much as previous gels and the use of desensitizers such as potassium nitrate and fluoride.
Zoom is a bleaching process widely used throughout the country and around the world to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration is often the result of drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine – or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth.
Are You a Candidate?
Before deciding whether Zoom in-office teeth whitening is right for you, we’ll conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to ensure that you’re in good health, and discuss your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine if you will benefit from whitening. This will help us determine which Crown Point teeth whitening product or technique is best for you.
Sensitivity during treatment may occur in some patients. The Zoom light produces minimal heat, which is usually the source of discomfort. Minor tingling is rarely experienced immediately after the procedure, but always diminishes. Ask us about an anti-sensitivity toothpaste prior to treatment to lessen sensitivity.
As with other tooth whitening products, Zoom whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age, or for pregnant or lactating women. And it’s important to remember that whitening treatment may not be as effective for some people as it is for others
Be aware that most cosmetic dentistry treatments are not covered by dental insurance. Zoom whitening costs are therefore unaffected by most insurance plans.
Zoom teeth whitening treatment time varies; however, average chair time is approximately one hour.
If you would like to know if you are a candidate for in-office Crown Point teeth whitening, call our office today to schedule a consultation.