Are you reluctant to flash your pearly whites because they are not so pearly or white? Tooth discoloration can not only make us less confident about our smiles, it can unnecessarily age us. A variety of factors can contribute to tooth discoloration, including the consumption of highly staining drinks and food (coffee, tea, red wine and berries, for example), smoking, taking certain medications, aging, and dental injury.
Once staining has set in, over-the-counter whitening kits and toothpastes may not be effective enough to lighten your teeth. A professional teeth whitening treatment can enhance the look of your smile in a single appointment, giving you immediate results and instant confidence. If your teeth are not as white as you would like them to be, Dr. Neda Naim recommends brightening your smile with the Philips Zoom teeth whitening system, one of the safest procedures in cosmetic dentistry.
Zoom Whitening System vs. Over-the-Counter Whitening Treatments
No set of teeth is exactly alike and, within a set, individual teeth can significantly vary in color. Over-the-counter whitening kits are standardized treatments and are not formulated to handle a range of dental subtleties. As a result, these off-the-shelf solutions cannot be customized to address an individual patient’s needs. The Zoom whitening system is exactly the opposite. With Zoom, Dr. Naim can tailor the whitening process to fit each patient’s case—from determining the right light intensity and duration of treatment to the fitting of custom whitening trays for at-home use and maintenance.
The fastest, most convenient and effective way to whiten the teeth is the Zoom WhiteSpeed in-office procedure, which can make teeth 8 shades whiter in about an hour. During the procedure, a gel containing hydrogen peroxide, the active whitening ingredient, is spread over the teeth. A light is then placed in front of the teeth; activating the hydrogen peroxide and helping it penetrate the teeth and catalyze bleaching. To optimize comfort, Dr. Naim can control the light intensity setting. Unlike some other whitening systems, the Zoom procedure is safe and can reduce sensitivity and protect enamel. The Zoom procedure will not harm gums or teeth.
Although at-home whitening kits take a longer period of time to work (one-two weeks), they can still vastly improve the appearance of the teeth. If you prefer an at-home option, Dr. Naim can create custom trays for you with the Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite system. The treatments will be far more effective than over-the-counter brands because the trays are dentist-made and you can control the formula concentration and wear time to maximize results. The Zoom at-home system, which contains amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), is clinically proven to reduce sensitivity.
With the Zoom whitening system, patients will see visible results that are far superior to those that can be achieved with regular over-the-counter kits. The in-office treatment is the most advanced way to immediately improve luster and radically change the appearance of discolored teeth. If you would like to brighten your smile, contact us in West Los Angeles, conveniently located near the Brentwood, CA area.