You may be thinking about whitening your smile, but which product should you use? Your best bet is to plan a visit with our dentist. At Timeless Dental we offer both Zoom® and laser teeth whitening in The Woodlands, Texas. Call us at 281-681-3300 for an appointment with Dr. John Rodriquez to see which of these treatments would be right for you.
How Zoom Works
Zoom produces the best results when it is performed after a routine teeth cleaning to get rid of plaque and other bacteria in the mouth. The whitening gel breaks up stains along with discoloration on your teeth when it is activated by the Zoom light. While the entire procedure takes about an hour, each whitening session in the procedure takes 15 minutes.
The gel will be applied along with the light and will sit on teeth for 15 minutes at a time. The gel will then be washed off and reapplied two more times, totaling three 15-minute sessions. Once the process is completed, a paste will be applied that reduces the sensitivity of teeth post-procedure. Patients that experience anxiety in the dental office or that have with a sensitive gag reflex may find the procedure difficult to get through, but we believe the results can be worth it.
Zoom provides patients with a kit to touch up their smile. It includes whitening trays that are custom fitted to teeth to help maintain the whitening effects of the treatment. Your Timeless Dental dentist will provide instructions on how to properly use the kit to avoid irritation. You may be advised to avoid dark liquids like coffee and wine, and you may also need to stay away from tobacco products, as these stain teeth over time. It is important to brush teeth regularly and floss to maintain good oral hygiene.
Your Timeless Dental professional will provide you with the information you need to whiten your teeth at home after a Zoom kit has been used in the office. Speak with our dentist for an examination of your teeth and to get information about what your whitening options are.