Teeth Whitening at Signature Dentistry
We all know that brushing our teeth often is a good oral hygiene practice. It removes plaque and tartar buildup and keeps our gums healthy. Still, brushing is simply not enough to create the kind of gleaming, bright smile we all would like to have.
Dr. Jacob Grapevine provides the latest Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment in Plano, TX. Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. The new Phillips Zoom WhiteSpeed uses the latest LED light technology to emit 100% greater intensity than the other light-activated whitening systems. The WhiteSpeed device allows Dr. Grapevine to precisely control the intensity to reduce sensitivity, a common side effect of tooth whitening.
Zoom Advanced In-Office Whitening
Dr. Grapevine is one of the first cosmetic dentists in Plano, Texas to offer the latest Zoom WhiteSpeed in-office whitening system. This advanced, light-activated whitening system uses the latest LED light technology to decrease the treatment time and improve tooth sensitivity.
Zoom whitening is ideal for our patients who desire immediate results, have a busy lifestyle, or have significant staining on their teeth. This system can whiten teeth an average of eight shades brighter in just 45 minutes!
The active ingredient in Zoom is pH-balanced hydrogen peroxide that, when a state-of-the-art LED light activates it, gently penetrates teeth and removes deep stains and discoloration. On average, patients get results that are six to ten shades whiter.
You’ll be happy about how easy the Zoom Whitening process is. Simply relax and watch a movie with our complimentary movie glasses while we whiten your teeth. Dr. Grapevine generally finishes the whitening procedure with a fluoride treatment to protect tooth enamel and prevent prolonged tooth sensitivity.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. It is a fast, safe, and effective way to whiten and brighten your smile. Dr. Grapevine offers the choice of in-office or at-home teeth whitening to fit your budget and busy schedule.
With our at-home teeth whitening technique, you are in control of your desired results. Using custom-fit trays and professional quality whitening gel, you will see results quickly and effortlessly. At-home teeth whitening is popular with our patients because of its affordability and convenience. Choosing a professional at-home teeth whitening system will give you superior results over drugstore teeth whitening systems.
The professional at-home teeth whitening system uses a special bleaching gel that is safe and effective. Custom-fit trays that conform to every curve of your teeth and gums ensure maximum comfort and minimal sensitivity.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How long is the professional teeth whitening procedure?
The Zoom Whitening procedure is simple and painless. Your teeth will be up to eight shades whiter in about an hour. We recommend a cleaning to start. Then we prepare your mouth for the whitening procedure by isolating the lips and gums. The dentist applies the proprietary Zoom Whitening gel to your teeth, and activates the gel using a specially-designed light.
Can my dentist whiten dentures using Zoom teeth whitening?
No. Your dentist can not whiten dentures using normal teeth whitening procedures. Dental restorations such as dentures, crowns, and dental bridges consist of stain-resistant material. Whitening gel or teeth bleach does not affect this material.
How long does Zoom whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect Zoom teeth whitening to last up to a year or more. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help keep your teeth brighter, longer.
What are some things I can do to maintain teeth whiteness after the treatment?
First and foremost, you should brush your teeth regularly. You should brush twice per day with toothpaste that has fluoride in it. You should also try to avoid drinking acidic beverages like coffee or tea with your meals. If you want to maintain your teeth whiteness after the treatment, you should also try and limit snacks that have high sugar content or drinks with dark colors like sodas and red wine.
Should I worry about permanent tooth sensitivity?
The sensitivity that some people experience after tooth whitening is a result of the freshly exposed tooth enamel. This means that the nerve in the tooth becomes more exposed to heat and cold, which can lead to pain.
The sensitivity can be long-term or short-term. It usually fades away within a few days or weeks, but for some people it lasts longer. The sensitivity may also come back if a person eats certain foods, drinks hot beverages, or brushes their teeth too hard.