Is ZOOM! Teeth Whitening Right for You?
Have you been struggling to whiten your teeth with whitening toothpaste, strips, and trays? If so, you may want to consider a professional teeth whitening treatment from our experienced Naples FL cosmetic dentist. We understand that it can be difficult feeling confident with a discolored smile, which is why we make it our mission to educate patients on their treatment options. In this blog post, you will learn whether ZOOM! teeth whitening is the right choice for your smile.
ZOOM! teeth whitening can help you achieve a whiter smile that looks natural. With any dental treatment, you will need to have a conversation with your dentist about the risks and benefits. Hopefully, this blog post will help you feel prepared for that conversation.
A teeth whitening treatment doesn’t need to be an involved process. Like the name suggests, ZOOM! teeth whitening is fast and easy to slip into a busy schedule. When you first visit our office, our cosmetic dentist will have a conversation with you about your teeth whitening options. If it’s determined that a professional teeth whitening would produce the best outcome for your tooth discoloration, we will move forward with a customized plan that’s right for you.
For a basic teeth whitening, our dentist will paint a whitening varnish on the surface of your teeth before applying a quick-drying sealant. After 30 minutes, you will be able to brush or wipe away the varnish to reveal a whiter natural smile.
For severe tooth discoloration, our teeth whitening dentist will need to break your treatment into three 15-minutes sessions during one appointment. During these sessions, the dentist will apply a whitening gel to your teeth and use our WhiteSpeed lamp. Once the ZOOM! in-office teeth whitening is complete, we will give you a special care package so you can manage any residual pain and maintain the look of your smile from the comfort of your home.
Your dentist may offer teeth whitening supplies so you can whiten teeth at home. However, being able to do in-home teeth whitening treatment depends on the severity of your tooth discoloration and how much time you want to spend. Your dentist will be able to talk you through your options so you can make the right choice for your smile. Whitening teeth at homemeans that you can whiten your teeth when it’s most convenience for you.
If you have sensitive teeth, you don’t have to rule out ZOOM! teeth whitening for your smile. The whitening varnish and gel we use for teeth whitening procedures are specially formulated to not irritate your teeth or gums. During treatment, you may experience what we call “zingers” or brief flashes of pain. However, we have found that most patients are willing to go through temporary discomfort to enjoy whiter smiles.
After the procedure, we give you a Relief ACP Oral Care gel syringe to alleviate any pain or discomfort. You may also take over-the-counter pain medication to manage the minimal pain associated with ZOOM! teeth whitening procedures.
Having sensitive teeth doesn’t have to discourage you from seeking professional teeth whitening. Since different people have different pain thresholds, one person’s bad experience with ZOOM! teeth whitening does not predict how you’ll react. Our cosmetic dentist is also able to stop at any time during the procedure should the pain become too much. The dentist works at a pace that’s comfortable for you so you feel in control of your treatment.
If you are interested in our ZOOM! teeth whitening service, please feel free to call our Naples cosmetic dentist at (239) 591-3330. Dr. Vanessa Rashid DMD at The Modern Dentist strives to help patients achieve their best smiles through professional teeth whitening services.