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Teeth Whitening in Fort Worth, TX

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Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening® in Fort Worth

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can transform your smile and make you look younger. There are many reasons why your teeth may become duller or more discolored. Regular coffee, tea, and dark-colored foods can cause your teeth to become stained easily. It could also be due to aging, trauma, or exposure to certain minerals.  Teeth whitening is the perfect solution and will have you smiling ear to ear after treatment!

What is Zoom Teeth Whitening?

As a trusted cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth, TX, Dr. Lala is always looking for the best cosmetic treatments for her patients. That’s why Dr. Lala trusts the technology and solid reputation of the Zoom whitening system when it comes to professional teeth whitening.

The Zoom teeth whitening system is a professional, in-office dental procedure designed to lighten the color of teeth in a short amount of time. It employs a special hydrogen peroxide-based gel, which is applied to the teeth by a dental professional. Once the gel is in place, a proprietary LED light activates and accelerates the whitening process. In a single session, which typically lasts about 45 minutes to an hour, teeth can become up to eight shades lighter. The system combines the advantages of speed and effectiveness, making it a popular choice for patients seeking noticeable results with minimal time investment.

Why Choose The Zoom System?

Here are just a few reasons you should choose Zoom Teeth Whitening over alternative whitening options:

  • Quick results in as little as 45 minutes
  • Ideal for sensitive teeth
  • Highly effective treatment, up to 8 shades whiter in one visit

Over-the-counter whitening products can be a convenient option; however, nothing beats the professional-grade products that produce quick and longer-lasting results, like Zoom Whitening at Centreport Smiles. Dr. Lala performs the procedure in a controlled environment to ensure that it is safe for your teeth. Some store-bought products might be too strong and harsh, whereas Zoom varnish and gel are designed not to irritate teeth or gums.

A patient getting Zoom teeth whitening in Fort Worth, TX

What To Expect During Your Treatment

You may have been told horror stories about what teeth whitening is like, but the reality is that in expert hands, you’ve got nothing to worry about! Here’s what a typical Zoom teeth whitening treatment entails at Centreport Smiles:

  1. Preliminary Exam and Cleaning: Before the actual whitening procedure, Dr. Lala will examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy. It’s ideal to have a professional cleaning before the whitening to remove any surface stains and plaque.
  2. Protection of Gums and Lips: Our Fort Worth dentist or hygienist will place a protective barrier around the gums and lips to ensure they are not exposed to the whitening gel. This step is crucial to prevent any irritation or harm to soft tissues.
  3. Application of Whitening Gel: The hydrogen peroxide-based Zoom whitening gel is then applied to the teeth. This gel is specially formulated to work in conjunction with the Zoom LED light.
  4. Activation with LED Light: The LED light is positioned to shine onto the teeth, activating the whitening gel. This process breaks down the hydrogen peroxide, allowing oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin, which in turn bleaches the stained substances while leaving the tooth’s structure unchanged. This light and gel process is typically repeated in three 15-minute sessions, making the total treatment time about 45 minutes.
  5. Post-Treatment Rinse and Fluoride Application: After the final light session, the teeth are thoroughly rinsed, and a fluoride paste-gel is applied to reduce sensitivity and strengthen the enamel.

It’s worth noting that some patients might experience tooth sensitivity during or after the procedure. This is usually temporary and will often subside within a day or two. It’s also recommended to avoid foods and drinks that stain for a few days after the treatment to achieve the best results.

Why Choose Centreport Smiles?

Choosing Centreport Smiles for professional teeth whitening guarantees you are selecting one of the best dentists in the Fort Worth area. Not every dental office offers Zoom whitening, a testament to Dr. Lala’s commitment to providing the latest and most effective treatments for her patients.

Zoom teeth whitening stands out as a superior system compared to many other whitening treatments available on the market. By choosing Centreport Smiles, you’re investing in a brighter smile and ensuring that you receive care from a Fort Worth dentist who prioritizes cutting-edge technology and exceptional patient outcomes.

FAQ About Teeth Whitening in Fort Worth, TX

Q: How long does Zoom whitening last?
A: The longevity of the Zoom whitening results can vary based on an individual’s dental hygiene and dietary habits. On average, results can last anywhere from 12 months to several years. Regular touch-ups, avoiding staining foods and drinks, and maintaining good oral hygiene can help prolong the effects.

Q: Will whitening damage my teeth?
A: No, when done correctly and under the supervision of a dental professional, teeth whitening does not damage the teeth. The Zoom system is specifically designed to be safe for enamel. However, some people might experience temporary sensitivity after the procedure, which is normal and should subside within a few days.

Q: Do you have to avoid any foods after getting teeth whitening?
A: Yes, for the best and most lasting results, it’s recommended that patients avoid consuming staining foods and drinks for at least 48 hours after the procedure. This includes beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, and foods such as berries, tomato-based sauces, and dark-colored foods. Refraining from tobacco products, which can stain teeth, is also advisable.

Q: How long will my teeth be sensitive after treatment?
A: Some patients experience tooth sensitivity after the Zoom whitening procedure, but this is usually temporary. Sensitivity can last anywhere from 24 to 48 hours post-treatment. If you do experience sensitivity, over-the-counter pain relievers and sensitivity toothpaste can help alleviate discomfort. If the sensitivity persists beyond this period, it’s recommended to consult with Dr. Lala.

Q: How do I maintain my results?
A: To maintain the results of your Zoom whitening treatment:

  1. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antiseptic mouthwash.
  2. Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings.
  3. Avoid or minimize consumption of staining foods and drinks.
  4. Consider using a whitening toothpaste recommended by your dentist to help maintain the brightness.
  5. Refrain from tobacco use, which can yellow your teeth.
  6. Think about occasional touch-up treatments, especially if you frequently consume staining beverages or foods.

Q: Can dental implants or crowns be whitened?
A: No, dental implants, crowns, veneers, fillings, and other dental restorations do not respond to whitening agents the same way natural teeth do. The Zoom whitening system is designed to whiten natural tooth enamel. If you have dental restorations and are considering teeth whitening, discussing this with Dr. Lala is essential. She can provide guidance on achieving a uniform tooth color or recommend alternatives.

Q: Can I use store-bought whitening toothpaste after treatment?
A: Yes, you can use store-bought whitening toothpaste after the treatment. Whitening toothpaste can help maintain the results of your Zoom treatment by removing surface stains. However, it’s always a good idea to consult with your dentist before incorporating new dental products into your routine, especially post-treatment, to ensure they are appropriate and won’t cause sensitivity or harm. Dr. Lala or our hygienist will gladly recommend which products are suitable to use at home.

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