ZOOM! Teeth Whitening - Philadelphia, PA
Reclaim the Radiantly
White Smile You’re Missing
Brighten Your Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth due to stains or discoloration, you’re not alone. Tooth discoloration is a common problem experienced by many people. Smoking, chewing tobacco, coffee, tea, and red wine are common culprits. In addition, many foods, medications, the natural aging process, and genetics can stain or discolor teeth. Regardless of the cause, less than pearly whites can unfairly influence people’s perception of you and negatively impact your self-esteem. If you’re unhappy with the color of your teeth, you’ve probably attempted to whiten them with over-the-counter (OTC) products. While a few of these options may subtly brighten stained teeth, most people don’t achieve the results they desire using these methods. If you’re seeking teeth whitening near you, the team at Center One Dental Associates can help you achieve the pearly whites you’ve long desired! Zoom!â Whitening in Philadelphia, PA is an evidence-based whitening protocol proven to remove years of tooth stains and discoloration in as little as one short in-office session or over several weeks with take-home trays.
Comparing Teeth Whitening Solutions
Although OTC products are generally safe when used as directed, multiple applications can cause gum sensitivity and other issues. Hydrogen peroxide is the most effective tooth-whitening ingredient because it breaks down into water and oxygen, thereby removing stains from the surface of your teeth. Most OTC options only contain 3–4% of hydrogen peroxide, while professional options have 25–40%. Home remedies such as baking soda, activated charcoal, and whitening toothpaste may result in minimal brightening but can be abrasive and cause enamel erosion and tooth sensitivity. The best OTC whitening strips are somewhat effective, but often cause tooth and gum sensitivity and wear down tooth enamel with frequent use. OTC whitening trays aren’t custom-made to fit your mouth, which results in a loose fit that can cause the whitening solution to leak out and irritate your gums. Professional teeth whitening in Philadelphia, PA will help you achieve brighter and whiter teeth—safely, conveniently, and quickly.
Why Choose Zoom Whitening?
When you get Zoom! Whitening at Center One Dental Associates, you can choose between in-office and at-home whitening options. With in-office treatment, the whitening gel is applied to your teeth three to four times, 15 minutes per application. The Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp is used to activate and break down hydrogen peroxide in the whitening compound. A thin layer of hydrogen peroxide is dissolved over the top of your tooth enamel, thereby releasing the oxygen that flushes out tooth discoloration. Zoom proprietary ingredients help protect tooth enamel, improve luster, and reduce sensitivity. Although actual results vary, the company says that Zoom WhiteSpeed can lighten teeth by eight shades in just 45 minutes, excluding prep time. The process itself doesn’t cause any discomfort, although some patients experience minimal tooth sensitivity from the bleaching agents in Zoom. A special product can be applied to your teeth after treatment to reduce the risk of sensitivity.
With at-home treatment, customized trays are worn with a special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks, depending on your degree of staining and desired level of whitening.
Zoom! Whitening Special Considerations
Our dentist Dr. William Kessler makes recommendations on a case-by-case basis to ensure every patient chooses the most effective tooth whitening option to meet their unique needs. Teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, so Dr. Kessler will evaluate the replacement of old fillings, crowns, or other restorations. These restorations must be replaced before getting Zoom! Whitening so they match your newly bleached teeth. Whitening effects last anywhere from six months to several years before starting to fade. A touch-up may be required every few years, and more often if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine.
The Benefits of Professional Tooth Whitening
- Safe and quick in-office or at-home treatment
- Dramatic lightening of stains
- Little to no tooth or gum sensitivity
- Customized trays that perfectly fit your mouth
- Natural-looking white shade customized to you