Compared to store-bought options, having teeth professionally whitened can seem expensive and the first question most patients ask is, “How long will the results last?” With Zoom Whitening, most patients will retain lighter colored teeth for quite some time, and with proper aftercare, the whiter smile will last for at least six to 12 months. To preserve the results of Zoom Whitening, patients are given specific aftercare instructions and options to help enjoy their brighter, whiter smile for the longest amount of time possible.
Removable stains are those that set in the surfaces of teeth and are one of the most common complaints when patients visit a cosmetic dentistry office. Teeth whitening procedures vary depending on the patient’s needs, but Zoom Whitening is one of the most popular due to the ease of application and brilliant results. Treatment is typically performed after a professional teeth cleaning to ensure the best results possible, and the procedure is done in the office with a professional-grade concentrated peroxide-based whitening gel activated by UV lights.
The gel is applied an average of three times, consecutively, with light exposure following each application to activate the whitening gel. Patients with sensitive teeth may have as few as two applications, but most sensitivity associated with Zoom Whitening subsides within a day or two. Fluoride treatment may be added after the whitening to reinforce teeth and enamel, and the aftercare instructions are explained in detail to ensure the patient knows exactly how to care for their newly whitened teeth.
The use of the light to activate the teeth whitening gel has been shown to increase results by over 30%, and the average patient sees an improvement in the color of their teeth by up to eight shades. In some cases where the discoloration of teeth is caused by a medical condition or a medication taken at some point, the results may show an improvement but still not be as white as the patient had hoped. Cosmetic dentistry treatment options are offered to provide these patients with alternatives that can yield more desirable results.
For the best results the first time, consulting a professional can save a lot of wasted money, wasted time, and disappointment. To learn more about getting a brighter, whiter smile that lasts, contact our experienced dental team today!
Mark E. Massaro, DDS
3150 East 41st Street
Wellington Square Suite 141
Tulsa, OK 74105
Dr. Mark Massaro is a Tulsa, OK dental professional dedicated to General, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry such as Dental Exams, Cleanings, X-rays, Smile Makeovers, Zoom Teeth Whitening, Lumineers, Crowns, & more.