Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to transform your smile and help you regain your confidence. Dr. Teddy Umo offers Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening system in our Fallston dentist office. The results of Zoom whitening are dramatic. They can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in less than one hour.
Zoom whitening usually has no side effects other than mild sensitivity that goes away within a couple of days. Dr. Umo will apply a special paste to the surface of the teeth during and after the treatment, which will lessen the sensitivity. They will also cover up your gum tissues before laying a whitening solution to ensure the whitening agents do not irritate your gums.
Before a Zoom whitening treatment, Dr. Umo will provide patients with custom-fit teeth whitening trays. These will help reduce the chance of dark spots or stains on the teeth. Additionally, they will maximize your Zoom results.
Zoom whitening offers results that are better than over-the-counter products. With an occasional touch-up, professional teeth whitening can last for years. Patients need to understand that certain lifestyle habits may affect long-term results. This includes the use of tobacco products. Also, you should cut back on dark foods and drinks such as coffee and tea.
Zoom teeth whitening uses a special hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. The Zoom light will activate it. The gel will penetrate deep into the to lighten stains.
ZOOM!™ Whitening Aftercare
After you have received Zoom whitening in our office, there are steps you can take at home to make the results last longer. After whitening, your teeth are more susceptible to staining for 48 hours. During this time, it is important to avoid staining snacks and beverages. We recommend that patients avoid deeply colored foods and drinks during this time. Some of these include berries, soda, wine, coffee, ketchup, and other foods that are vibrantly colored. We also recommend that patients avoid tobacco products and smoking, which can cause tooth discoloration.
After your whitening treatment, we will provide you with take-home touchup whitening kits. If you feel that your teeth are becoming discolored again, you can use these to brighten your smile before returning to our office for professional whitening. These work much better and provide longer-lasting results than store-bought whitening kits.
Other Whitening Options
Some people have stains on their teeth that will not respond to professional teeth whitening. For these patients, Dr. Umo may suggest a permanent solution such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns. At your consultation, we will discuss with you what your best whitening option is.
Zoom Teeth Whitening FAQs
Do you have further questions about our whitening services and how they can improve the appearance of your smile? Continue reading to find answers to frequently asked questions in our office.
Who is a candidate for Zoom teeth whitening?
Teenagers and adults 13 years and older are candidates for Zoom teeth whitening. Your dentist will complete an examination prior to treatment to ensure that Zoom whitening is right for you. We will ensure that your oral health is in check before beginning any whitening treatment and go through each step of the process so that you know exactly what will take place during and after your whitening treatment.
How long does Zoom teeth whitening last?
The long-term results of professional teeth whitening depend on the individual. Certain habits, such as the use of tobacco products, drinking a lot of coffee, tea or soft drinks can work against the results. Regular professional care and use of the touch-up whitening gel will help maintain the results indefinitely. Zoom whitening can brighten patients smiles by up to 8 shades. With proper oral care at home and routine touchups these results can last for years.
Does Zoom teeth whitening hurt?
You may experience mild tooth sensitivity following Zoom teeth whitening treatment. We take steps to minimize sensitivity during and after treatment through the use of special pastes. Generally, tooth sensitivity subsides in 1 – 3 days following professional teeth whitening. After this any sensitivity should go away, and you should not notice any tenderness in your mouth or gums.
How much does Zoom teeth whitening cost?
Zoom teeth whitening costs vary somewhat based on the individual patient. We offer competitive prices for Zoom teeth whitening compared to other Fallston dentist offices. Before your treatment begins, we will discuss Zoom whitening costs.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
Are you looking for a dentist that offers Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening in Bel Air, MD, and surrounding neighborhoods? Dr. Umo offers patients many cosmetic dentistry treatments, including teeth whitening. We gladly welcome new patients. Call us today or schedule an appointment online.