Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in Bellflower, CA. For many, achieving a bright smile gives them the confidence necessary to reach their goals and enjoy life. At our dental practice, we desire to offer our patients the latest whitening techniques which is why we recommend Zoom teeth whitening treatment.
How It Works
Zoom is a popular in-office bleaching treatment used to lighten enamel discoloration. Before the procedure, you will have regular professional teeth cleaning to get rid of plaque and tartar. Here are some other things to expect:
- Preparation – Zoom whitening takes about 60 minutes, but you may need an extra 30 minutes for a thorough oral exam, medical check, and teeth cleaning. The dentist will also mark the current shade of your teeth to track the progress of your whitening treatment.
- Zoom Whitening – The dentist will use cheek retractors and cotton rolls to protect your gums, tongue, and other soft tissues from the chemicals. A protective layer will also be painted on your gums before the whitening starts. Once your teeth are exposed, your dentist will apply the whitening gel, and allow it to remain in place for 15 minutes. During this time, the Zoom light will be used to activate the gel so it penetrates the tooth enamel to remove the discoloration. As the treatment progresses, you can listen to music, watch TV, or just relax. A full Zoom whitening treatment requires 3-4, 15-minute meetings, so the treatment takes a maximum of one hour. When the treatment is complete, the dentist will apply a fluoride gel to reduce tooth sensitivity.
- At-Home Whitening – To maintain the results of the whitening, we will give you a Zoom touch-up kit with individually made whitening trays to use at home. We will give you detailed instructions on how to use the kit.
Schedule Your Appointment
To find out if Zoom teeth whitening is right for you, please contact your cosmetic dentist in Bellflower, CA today!