Hello and welcome back to another post from your friends at Eastside Comprehensive Dentistry in Issaquah, WA! We hope you all enjoyed your labor day weekend! Last time we wrote we talked about how dental implants can be a good solution for tooth restoration. This time Dr. Kelley Fisher is here to talk about something a little less extreme. Today we’re going to talk about teeth whitening and the Zoom! system we use here at our practice. We hope with this information, our patients will be able to make a better informed decision before pursuing teeth whitening.
Say Hello to Whiter Teeth
Here at our practice in Issaquah, WA, we use the Zoom! system for our teeth whitening treatments. Zoom! is a little different from other forms of teeth whitening. Before we start the process, we actually encourage our patients to have a tooth cleaning before undergoing teeth whitening. The Zoom! process can be boiled down to three easy steps:
- Consultation. To find out if Zoom! is the right treatment for your whitening needs, we have our patients come in for a consultation. During this we check the teeth and gums to make sure they will be able to handle the treatment. If everything checks out, the doctor will plan out your treatment and you can get started.
- In-Office Procedure. The Zoom! procedure takes place in one office visit, taking less than an hour to complete. During the procedure, the doctor will apply a hydrogen peroxide whitening gel that will break up stains and discoloration. The gel is applied over three 15-minute sessions after which a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste is applied to the teeth.
- Maintenance. After the in-office procedure, you will receive a touch up kit for use at home. Each kit comes with custom-fitted whitening trays.
After receiving treatment, you may be advised to avoid certain types of food. Things like wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco products are commonly the cause of teeth stains and avoiding them will prevent new stains from forming. Additionally, a whitening toothpaste may also help prevent new stains from forming.
Experience a Whiter, Happier Smile with Teeth Whitening in Issaquah, WA
Dr. Fisher believes that teeth whitening can make any smile brighter and better. The confidence that can come with having whiter teeth can drastically improve your quality of life. If you believe that you would benefit from teeth whitening, we encourage you to contact us at Eastside Comprehensive Dentistry to schedule a n0-obligation consultation with Dr. Fisher today!