ZOOM Teeth Whitening (Westchase, Tampa)

Teeth Whitening: 5 Things to Know About Getting a Brighter Smile

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How Does ZOOM Teeth Whitening Work?

Zoom Teeth whitening is a simple bleaching process widely used throughout the country and around the world to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). Zoom Teeth Whitening Laser Bleaching Tampa Westchase These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

The complete procedure takes less than an hour. The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover the lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed. The dentist or dental assistant then applies the Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel, which works together with the Zoom light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discoloration. The gel remains in place for 15 minutes while the light is activated. During this time, you can relax, watch TV or listen to music.

 

Why Did My Teeth Change Color?

Over time, your teeth can go from white to not-so-bright for a number of reasons:

Food and Drink
Coffee, tea and red wine are some major staining culprits. What do they have in common? Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth enamel

Tobacco Use
Two chemicals found in tobacco create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance.

Age
Below the hard, white outer shell of your teeth (enamel) is a softer area called denim. Over time, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing and more of the yellowish dentin shows through.

Trauma
If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change color because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.

Medications
Tooth darkening can be a side effect of certain antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure medications. Young children who are exposed to antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming (either in the womb or as a baby) may have discoloration of their adult teeth later in life.

 

Does Teeth Whitening Work on All Teeth?

Laser Teeth Whitening No, as whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings. It also won’t be effective if your tooth discoloration is caused by medications or a tooth injury.

 

What Are My Whitening Options?

Whitening Toothpastes
All toothpastes help remove surface stain through the action of mild abrasives that scrub the teeth. There are a lot of safe whitening toothpastes that have special chemical or polishing agents to provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Unlike bleaches, these types of ADA Accepted products do not change the color of teeth because they can only remove stains on the surface.

In-Office ZOOM Bleaching
This procedure is called chairside bleaching and usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth. ZOOM light is used to enhance the action of the whitening agent.

“Beaming white” At-Home Bleaching
Peroxide-containing whiteners actually bleach the tooth enamel. They come in a gel and are placed in a tray that fits on your teeth. The concentration of the bleaching agent is lower than the one which is used in the office.

 

Are There Any Side Effects from Teeth Whitening?

Some people who use teeth whiteners may experience tooth sensitivity. That happens when the peroxide in the whitener gets through the enamel to the soft layer of dentin and irritates the nerve of your tooth. In most cases the sensitivity is temporary. You can delay treatment, then try again.

 

ZOOM Teeth Whitening Reviews from our Clients

 

I’m so glad I found Anna.  She has a wide range of services at a reasonable price.  The treatment room is always neat and clean.  She is very organized and on time.  It is great to be able to text her when coordinating appointments.  The facials are the best.  I look forward to trying other services including the teeth whitening.

Christine Hull

Anna did a fantastic job with my teeth whitening treatment. I’m very happy with the results. She was also very kind and always checked in to make sure I was comfortable.

Carolina Felix

I visited Anna at her spa and had the zoom teeth whitening procedure. She is very professional and answered all questions with a calm and quiet demeanor. The procedure was only 30 – 40 minutes with an amazing result! I am happy with the yellow gone and a more white look to my teeth. Thank you, Anna! See you again, soon.

Jean Carol Longo

Anna is awesome and very cute! I did my ZOOM Teeth Whitening with Anna. Very professional quality of service and best price in Westchase! Thank you! 🙂

Ser D.

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