What Patients Should Know About Zoom!® Professional Teeth Whitening TreatmentThere are plenty of ways that we at Shreveport Bossier Family Dental Care can help you. A cosmetic dentist at our pratice can enhance the appearance of your smile as well as its health, allowing you to experience great confidence and total wellness at the same time. Whether you’re dealing with tooth decay, gum disease, or an aesthetic issue, we’ll be here for you.

One of the most common issues that cosmetic dentists address is tooth discoloration and stains of the teeth. Let’s take a few moments right now to consider how these matters can be address through the use of Zoom!® teeth whitening treatment.

Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Before talking about teeth whitening, it may be best to consider the common causes of tooth discoloration. Some of the most common causes of tooth discoloration include the following:

  • Cigars/cigarettes
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Red wine
  • Cola
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Carrots
  • Curries
  • Berries
  • Certain medications
  • The natural aging process

In addition to the above, tooth decay and internal infections or injury of a tooth can also result in discoloration of various kinds.

What is Zoom!® teeth whitening?

Zoom!® teeth whitening is one of the most effective professional options for dental bleaching available today. Many dentists around the world use Zoom!® teeth whitening because it can brighten a patient’s smile quickly and safely.

How does Zoom!® teeth whitening compare to over-the-counter bleaching products?

There really is no comparison. In a single Zoom!® teeth whitening session, a patient can have his or her smile brightened by up to eight entire shades. It would take weeks with even the most sophisticated store-bought whitening products to replicate these sorts of results.

Who is an ideal candidate for Zoom!® teeth whitening?

The best candidates for Zoom!® teeth whitening are people who suffer from dental stains that originate on the surface of their teeth. They should be in otherwise good dental health and not suffer from any major dental problems such as tooth decay or tooth injury.

What can I expect from the Zoom!® teeth whitening procedure?

The first step of the Zoom!® teeth whitening process is cleaning the teeth to ensure full exposure of the tooth structure. A bleaching gel is then carefully applied to any tooth stains or discolored portions of the patient’s smile. This bleaching gel is exposed to a laser light to unlock the deep-penetrating power of the Zoom!® teeth whitening gel. The process is repeated two more times for maximum effect.

In all, Zoom!® teeth whitening takes only an hour. For major stains and discoloration, additional Zoom!® teeth whitening sessions can be scheduled as needed.

Is Zoom!® teeth whitening the right option for me?

This all depends on a number of factors, including the cause of the stains/discoloration and your current dental health. It’s important for you to stop by for a visit so the ideal treatment plan for you and your needs can be discussed in greater detail.

Learn More About Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

If you would like to learn more about Zoom!® teeth whitening and your many other options available for advanced dental care treatments, be sure to contact our Shreveport and Bossier City cosmetic dentistry practice today. When you stop by Shreveport Bossier Family Dental Care, we’ll be sure to cover all of your options for advanced dentistry so that you can have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.