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After you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on over-the-counter teeth whitening products and are left with little more than a hole in your wallet and a mess in your bathroom, consider professional teeth whitening for safe, guaranteed results. Your dentists at Stamford Dental Arts treat every kind of dental concern and offer exclusive cosmetic treatments, such as Zoom teeth whitening. The effective system provides you with teeth as white as your sunglasses can bear. Call to schedule your single-office visit.

Zoom whitening is a laser teeth whitening system from Philips that effectively removes all visible stains, leaving you with teeth that are up to 10 shades whiter in about an hour. Having a beautiful smile is the ultimate goal for 80 percent of Americans within the age group of 18 to 49. With Zoom teeth whitening, you get faster results all in the comfortable office of your nearby family dentist at Stamford Dental Arts in Stamford, Connecticut.

For most people, the treatment is safe, relatively pain-free and works to remove stains and discolorations. It’s not advisable, however, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to do the Zoom whitening procedure. And while your children may want to experience whiter teeth, it’s best to wait until all their permanent teeth are in place.

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Certain dental issues like tooth decay attack the enamel of your teeth, revealing the layer underneath, called dentin. This can cause your teeth to look yellow. Periodontal disease and certain medications, such as antibiotics, can also cause yellowing. Trauma that caused a broken tooth may lead to discoloration, as well.

Lifestyle choices and certain food and beverages are major culprits of teeth staining and discoloration. These include:

  • Caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea and soda
  • Red wine
  • Certain spices, especially turmeric
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Sauces, like pasta sauce or soy sauce, that contain food coloring
  • Pastries that have berries on or in them
  • Dark chocolate

As you age, your teeth tend to become more yellow. A final reason for discolored teeth comes from grinding your teeth. This habit can cause pits to form on the teeth where bacteria can survive. The bacteria darken your teeth.

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The Teeth Whitening Process at Stamford Dental Arts

The Zoom whitening process begins following a thorough exam to ensure your teeth are healthy and that no other issues affect the whitening. For example, artificial teeth, such as crowns and those in bridges, do not respond to whitening. Your Stamford dentist recommends that other dental problems first be addressed before you undergo tooth whitening, which should be the final piece in your smile makeover.

Your dentist in Stamford cares about your health as well as your appearance. In fact, the most attractive smiles are usually the healthiest, as well. Common dental issues that should be corrected before you undergo successful teeth whitening may include:

Let the Zoom Begin!

The Zoom whitening process follows a series of steps that include:

  • Before you begin the Zoom whitening process, your lips and gums are protected with a covering.
  • A whitening gel is applied to your teeth and spread evenly.
  • Your dentist then uses a special light to activate the gel so that it breaks down the discoloration and stain particles.
  • The gel has to remain on your teeth for 15 minutes.
  • The process may be repeated several times in a single visit until your teeth are the desired shade of white.
  • At the end, a fluoride gel is applied to your teeth to reduce any teeth sensitivity.

The entire process takes 45 to 90 minutes, depending on how discolored your teeth were and the level of white shade you chose. You also get a touch-up kit to use at home. You need to maintain a strict regimen and diet to reap the maximum benefits from the teeth whitening system.

Immediately after the procedure, your teeth may look unnaturally white. But as the days go by, the color decreases and settles into the shade you chose. With proper oral hygiene, your Zoom teeth whitening can last anywhere from 12 to 24 months.

Taking Care of Your White Teeth

After the teeth whitening process, your teeth are still sensitive and porous. This makes them easily susceptible to stains and discolorations. For the next 48 hours, while your teeth adjust, refrain from eating or drinking anything that can discolor them. If you already have sensitive teeth, talk with your dentist about getting some sensitivity gel. Your dentist near Stamford, Connecticut provides you with a list of things to avoid.

Contact your cosmetic dentist at Stamford Dental Arts for an evaluation of your teeth to see if Zoom whitening is right for you. Since teeth whitening costs are considered strictly cosmetic, they typically aren’t covered by insurance. The Zoom whitening cost averages about $500 and includes the take-home trays. Flexible payment options are available to help defray your costs, if needed.

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