Everything You Need to Know About Zoom Whitening Treatments

Stained and discolored teeth not only affect your smile but can cause quite a dent in your self-esteem and confidence with feelings of embarrassment at not being able to smile when you want to. If there are far more photos of you smiling with closed lips than a wide-open smile, having your teeth professionally whitened may be something you’ve been thinking long and hard about.

Which is why we want to give you a 101 on Zoom® whitening and why it’s our preferred treatment option here at Soft Touch Dentistry.

Tooth discoloration is a natural result of diet and lifestyle

Stained and yellow-looking teeth aren’t always a sign of disease or poor dental hygiene. Staining to your teeth is a common experience, often occurring naturally with age as your enamel wears down and exposes the yellow dentin beneath. Your diet and lifestyle can also hasten discoloration and leave you feeling disappointed, ashamed, and embarrassed with your not-so-white smile.

Smoking and alcohol are key culprits to tooth staining, but other causes of discoloration include caffeine, the use of antibiotics, trauma to the teeth, and even too much fluoride. Sometimes the staining is just too significant for tooth whitening toothpaste and natural approaches to work, so turning to a professional dental whitening treatment is a wise choice when you want to restore your stunning smile.

Zoom whitening is the perfect solution for tough stains

When you come and visit us at Soft Touch Dentistry, you have a consultation with one of our dentists to discuss your teeth-whitening goals and the results we are likely to achieve with Zoom. We also answer any questions you might have about the process. Then we take impressions of your teeth to create customized trays for use during the treatment.

Zoom whitening uses state-of-the-art technology to safely create a brighter and whiter smile in our clinic here in Sacramento, California. A tray containing the whitening agent is placed over your teeth, and it’s activated using an innovative LED light to speed up the process. The bleach combined with the light penetrates the teeth to break up the stains and discoloration.

We complete three or four treatment cycles of 15 minutes during your teeth whitening session with us, depending on how discolored your teeth are and just how pearly white you want the results to be. Your teeth will be sensitive after the treatment, so we apply a special sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste to reduce this effect.

Following this in-office treatment, we give you your trays along with some tooth whitening gel to continue your treatment in the comfort of your own home.

Zoom whitening treatments provide long-lasting results

The results of the whitening treatment are durable if you take good care of your teeth, and we guide you on the aftercare you need to sustain your new smile. Good dental hygiene is essential, so continuing to brush and floss daily is vital in keeping your teeth bright and white, along with reducing use of those common culprits that stain your teeth: caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, etc.

Some staining may develop over time, so you only need you to come for a quick visit with us to get a touch-up kit that you can use at home under our professional guidance.

If you’d like to discover how Zoom whitening can brighten your smile and restore your confidence, contact us today to arrange your consultation here with us at Soft Touch Dentistry.

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