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By Dr. Brent Browning
September 17, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

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.Teeth Whitening

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.

By Dr. Brent Browning
May 01, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

With a busy life, the mess and time it takes to do at-home tooth whitening hardly seems worth the effort. Yet, you want a bright, healthy-looking smile and are tired of how dark and stained your teeth have become over the years.Teeth Whitening

Why not try Zoom! chairside tooth whitening? Performed by your dental professional right in the dental chair, Zoom! whitening improves the color of teeth by as much as eight shades, and it does so safely and quickly - in about 1 hour. This innovative, simple process removes years of discoloration and stains from:

  • cigarettes
  • foods
  • red wine, coffee, tea and cola
  • simple aging

Here's How Zoom! Works

When the dentist or hygienist determines by oral examination that a patient is a good candidate for Zoom! whitening, the patient and technician both don protective eyewear. This adds an extra measure of safety from the hydrogen peroxide gel and special Zoom!
light that are used during the whitening procedure. Measures are also taken to cover the lips and gums during the whitening process.

The technician then applies the proprietary whitening gel to the surface of the teeth, allowing it to penetrate the enamel and the deeper tooth layer called dentin. While the gel is being absorbed, the key peroxide ingredient is activated by the special Zoom! light. After 15 minutes, more gel is applied and activated. Finally, a third 15-minute application is completed. These sessions total 45 minutes during which the patient can read or watch TV. Then, the dentist or hygienist applies fluoride to the teeth to reduce sensitivity.

Living With Your Newly Zoom! Whitened Teeth

After the visit, the patient uses at-home whitening trays periodically to maintain the beautiful, bright color of the teeth. In addition, the dentist will recommend that dental hygiene proceed as usual with twice daily brushing and everyday flossing. Also, he or she will advise no smoking and limiting foods that cause stains.

With minimal touch-up, Zoom! whitening will last indefinitely. While Zoom! is great for a vast majority of adult patients, women who are pregnant, children or anyone with extensive restorations such as veneers and crowns are not candidates for this cosmetic procedure.

Brent R. Browning DDS PC

For dental whitening that is safe and produces outstanding results, consult your Houston, Texas cosmetic dentist, Brent R. Browning DDS PC. Dr. Browning offers professional whitening and other dental services in a comfortable atmosphere that's great for the entire family.

To see if Zoom! whitening is the right choice for your smile, call Browning Smile Design in the Houston, Texas area at 281-370-4300.



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