Teeth Whitening Specialist

Soft Touch Dentistry

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Greenhaven, Pocket Area, Sacramento, CA

Even healthy teeth can become discolored over time, leaving your smile duller than you’d like. Soft Touch Dentistry in Sacramento, California offers several state-of-the-art whitening products and in-office procedures that result in dazzling, bright teeth that will have you smiling from ear to ear. To find out more about professional teeth whitening, contact Soft Touch Dentistry today to make an appointment. Se Habla Español.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do teeth yellow or discolor?

There are many reasons why your teeth become discolored, although the chief culprit is simply age. As you grow older, your enamel begins to naturally wear down, providing less of a cover for the brown dentin beneath, which creates an overall yellowing effect on your teeth.

Besides aging, these factors also contribute to discolored teeth:

  • Coffee, tea, and wine stains
  • Smoking stains
  • Antibiotic use
  • Too much fluoride
  • Trauma to the tooth

What is Zoom® whitening?

The Zoom in-office teeth whitening process uses an innovative LED light to help you safely reach a brighter, whiter smile in less time than traditional whitening treatments and over-the-counter products. The special light, which is used in conjunction with a tray placed over your teeth that contains a whitening gel, activates and speeds up the whitening process.

During your initial exam, the dentist goes over your whitening goals with you and provides you with possible results. Once you’ve decided on the extent of the whitening you desire, a member of the Soft Touch Dentistry team takes impressions of your teeth in order to have custom trays manufactured that fit snugly over your upper and lower teeth.

Once the trays are ready, the complete treatment is performed in just one office visit. Your procedure begins with a short preparation period followed by three 15-minute whitening sessions (the dentist may decide to give you a fourth 15-minute session depending on your goals and the severity of discoloration in your teeth).

After the treatment, you take your trays and Zoom whitening gels with you for follow-up whitening you can do at home.

To discover just how easy teeth whitening can be with Zoom, set up a consultation with one of the dental experts at Soft Touch Dentistry.

How long do results last?

Results are typically long lasting, but also depend on how well you maintain your new white teeth. Regular dental hygiene goes a long way toward preserving your new smile, which just means regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings. If, however, you do experience staining over time, touch ups are quick and easy and can even be done at home under the guidance of Soft Touch Dentistry.