Posts for: September, 2015
A big white smile is an accessory that never goes out of style. While there are many options for whitening teeth, Zoom! Teeth Whitening procedures are quick, easy and can lighten teeth up to eight shades in a single session. Fortunately, Browning Smile Design provides Zoom! Teeth whitening and more at their Houston, TX office.
How does Zoom! Teeth Whitening work?
Tooth staining happens at the molecular level. The whitening agents used cause a chemical reaction that breaks the bonds that the stain’s molecules have with each other. This dissolves the stain, making the teeth appear whiter.
What can I expect at my Zoom! Teeth Whitening appointment?
First, the patient makes themselves comfortable for their 45 minute appointment. You'll then be fitted with an apparatus used to isolate the teeth from the rest of the mouth, ensuring that no gum tissue is hit by the whitening light. When the preparation is complete, we apply the whitening gel, which reacts to the light. The light is used in three 15 minute intervals, and new gel is applied in between. The light can be focused on a low, medium or high setting according to the sensitivity of your teeth and what makes you most comfortable.
Is there a follow up procedure?
While a follow up procedure is not usually necessary, there is an at-home kit available. For an at-home kit, we take impressions of the teeth to fabricate custom trays, which the patient uses for their touch up whitening treatments. These at-home treatments ensure that the teeth stay whitened for the maximum amount of time. The gel used for the at-home touch up treatments is not as strong as that used at the in-office treatment, but is still effective in keeping your teeth as white as when you walked out of the dentist’s office.
Is Zoom! Teeth Whitening safe?
Studies and extensive research show that Zoom! Teeth Whitening is safe for the teeth and surrounding oral tissues. Patients may experience some sensitivity to hot or cold following the procedure, but any sensitivity should subside within a few hours. Some patients, though very few, may experience a dull ache after the procedure, which can be combated with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Do you dream of pearly whites? If you are in the Houston area, Dr. Brent R. Browning, D.D.S. and the staff at Browning Smile Design take extreme care in providing you with the most knowledgeable and comfortable treatment possible. To learn more about Zoom! Teeth Whitening, or to start your journey to a Hollywood smile, call (281) 370-4300 to schedule an appointment today.