Teeth that become stained and discolored over time due to diet or lifestyle factors, such as tobacco use, may be whitened dramatically through the Zoom whitening system. Yellowing teeth are common as people age, but they are not inescapable. The stains that build up on teeth are most commonly due to the consumption of coffee, tea, colas or red wine or the use of tobacco products. Some medications can also cause staining.

We all begin life with white teeth, which pick up stains over the years. Your dental professional can often polish off superficial stains when he or she professionally cleans your teeth. Profound stains will remain, though, until professional bleaching products are also used. Zoom whitening, which is a professional in-office bleaching procedure, can whiten teeth as much as eight shades in a single treatment. This is often a significant improvement, and teeth usually remain whiter for life as long as touch-ups are received on a recommended schedule.

The ideal patient for Zoom whitening is at least 13 years old and has fully erupted permanent front teeth. If female, the patient should not be pregnant or lactating, since teeth whitening procedures have not been determined to be safe or appropriate for pregnant or lactating women. Patients with extensive dental restorations may not be suitable candidates, either, since Zoom cannot whiten dental bonding, veneers, crowns or fillings on the front or visible teeth. Finally, good candidates for Zoom whitening should have satisfactory general dental health, without any untreated cavities or periodontal disease.

If you are busy and prefer not to have to invest days or weeks of your life using a possibly messy at-home whitening system with questionable results, Zoom whitening may be right for you. Zoom whitening is ideal for busy people who do not have the time or tendency to whiten their teeth themselves and are seeking for more guaranteed results.

Zoom is a whitening procedure administered by a trained professional. Your teeth will typically be cleaned thoroughly to remove superficial stains and guarantee a more even penetration of the bleaching gel. Your gums and lips will be covered, after which the Zoom whitening gel will be painted directly onto your teeth. The Zoom light will then be used to activate the gel, sending the hydrogen peroxide deep into the enamel of your teeth, where it breaks up stains. This procedure is repeated several times over the course of an hour, and by the time it is finished, your teeth will be as much as eight shades whiter.

When your Zoom whitening procedure is completed, you may be offered a fluoride treatment to fortify your enamel. You will also be given a touch-up kit and directions for home use that will enable you to keep your teeth permanently whiter and brighter.

Poneh Ghasri DDS, Los Angeles cosmetic dentist at Wilshire Dental Care provides various cosmetic dentistry options for the patients. This Los Angeles Zoom whitening, teeth whitening and veneers specialist can transform your smile using various dental treatments.