Your smile plays a major role in making a great first impression, and a vibrant, white smile indicates health, youthfulness and of course, beauty. Whether you want dramatically whiter teeth in one session or to whiten your teeth at home, Park Avenue Dental has the answer with Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening. We’re pleased to offer a variety of Zoom! teeth whitening options to fit your lifestyle.
Causes of Tooth Discoloration
The color of your teeth is caused by light reflecting off the enamel and scattering, combined with the color of the dentin beneath it. Stains on the surface of the teeth, and changes inside of them, can lead to discoloration and yellowing. Stained teeth can appear to have a yellow tint, brown spots and pits.
Everyday pleasures that we enjoy can stain the teeth; that includes drinking coffee, wine and cola. Smoking also leads to stains. Not taking good care of your teeth can cause yellowing, and sometimes a duller smile is just a natural part of getting older thanks to thinning enamel and darkening dentin.
Internal discoloration is when the inner structure of the tooth, called the dentin, becomes darker or yellowed. This yellowing typically comes about due to early childhood factors that include exposure to high levels of fluoride and use of tetracycline antibiotics. Trauma to a tooth can also cause discoloration.
What is Zoom! Teeth Whitening?
Zoom! Teeth Whitening is the quickest, easiest way to successfully whiten your teeth. It uses proprietary bleaching products to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Through a chemical reaction, these products break apart the carbon bonds that create stains. The result is a whiter, brighter smile.
Is It Safe?
Clinical studies have shown that the teeth whitening ingredients in Philips Zoom! products, when used under a dentist’s supervision, are safe for both teeth and gums. For problem-free use of at-home teeth whitening products, always follow directions carefully.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Most whitening results should last for a long time with proper maintenance. However, teeth can become stained again due to lifestyle choices like drinking dark colored beverages or smoking.
The Philips Zoom! Whitening Pen helps you keep your smile radiant between treatments. Designed to be used twice a day, this specially designed whitening formula is perfect for removing light stains and touching up teeth after any Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening treatment.
Your dentist will instruct you on on the best way to maintain your results. Patients often use Philips Zoom! Touch-ups whitening kits or Whitening Pens to keep their teeth beautifully white. If you drink a lot of coffee or tea or if you smoke, using a Philips Sonicare DiamondClean power toothbrush at home can help to keep new surface stains to a minimum.