Though our teeth are white when they first emerge, there are a number of things that can lead to a discolored smile. Over time, our tooth enamel can be discolored or stained by some of our favorite foods, habits, and beverages. Known to cause discoloration, tea, coffee, wine, and tobacco are among the most likely substances to stain your teeth. Proudly offering comprehensive dentistry and a full suite of services, Made Ya Smile Dental in Rosenberg, TX can offer fast, effective, in-office teeth whitening with Zoom! This laser teeth whitening treatment can lighten your teeth substantially in just one visit. Whiter teeth can enhance your appearance, helping you to look younger and more professional. Schedule a teeth-whitening consultation with Dr. Eric Capps to learn how Zoom! professional whitening could be used to improve your smile.
Zoom! laser teeth whitening is an ideal option for healthy teens and adults who would like to lighten their teeth by many shades. Many patients have used over-the-counter products to no avail and are ready to attain real results with professional help. Zoom! works by dissolving and targeting deep-seated stains to improve the cosmetic aspect of your smile. Patients may opt to include Zoom! in their smile makeover treatment plans or schedule a whitening treatment as a stand-alone procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Capps will help you decide if Zoom! is right for you. Ideal candidates may have discolored teeth that may have been stained by:
- Poor dental health
- Aging enamel
- Coffee, wine, and/or tea
- Illness or medications
Patient with healthy teeth will achieve the best results. During your consultation, our team will assess your overal oral health and create a treatment plan to help you attain your best possible smile, cosmetically. It is important to keep in mind that dental restorations such as veneers, fillings, and crowns will not lighten during your treatment. As such, when whitening is included in smile makeover treatment plan, we will first whiten your teeth, then match your restorations to the shade achieved after Zoom!
What to Expect
Your Zoom! professional whitening will be carried out in the comfort of one of our treatment rooms and will be performed by a licensed member of our team. The procedure generally takes less than an hour and does not require sedation or anesthesia. Patients with a strong gag reflex may benefit from nitrous oxide though most patients find the treatment tolerable. Before applying the laser, your teeth will be polished to remove anything from the surface. After rinsing and suctioning your mouth, your gums will be protected with a special barrier and you will be given a pair of glasses to shield your eyes during the treatment. Next, a professional-grade solution will be painted onto your teeth. The solution is activated as we lower the Zoom! laser over your teeth. The light energy begins lightening your teeth, targeting deep stains to lift them away. Approximately 15 minutes later, we will reapply the whitening solution and reposition the light the continue the process. Many times this is repeated 2 – 3 times before your desired shade is reached. When we have finished, we will rinse and suction your mouth to remove any lingering whitening solution.
While a recovery period is not necessary after a whitening treatment, follow-up instructions will need to be followed to preserve your results. Some patients report mild sensitivity in their teeth when consuming hot or cold foods for a few days after their treatment session. This should subside over time. The Made Ya Smile Dental team will provide you with a list of things to avoid, which are known to stain teeth, in the days after your treatment. Many of these things are the very items that caused your discoloration in the first place. To maintain your results, we recommend brushing and flossing your teeth immediately after eating or drinking anything dark in color. At your twice-annual dental cleanings, our team will polish away surface stains so that your teeth can remain white for years to come. Should you need touch-ups from time to time, ask Dr. Capps about our at-home whitening kits.
Zoom! laser teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that is considered elective and is not usually covered by dental insurance plans. During your consultation with Dr. Capps, your treatment plan will be created and we will be able to inform you of your out-of-pocket costs. We happily accept many convenient payment options and look forward to helping you find a solution that allows you to afford your dental treatments. Additionally, we partner with CareCredit® and can help you apply for financing should you decide to do so.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Boost your smile, confidence, and cosmetic appeal with convenient and effective Zoom! laser teeth whitening. This in-office solution can create a more youthful and bright appearance by removing yellow discoloration or stains from tooth enamel to transform the smile in about an hour. Professional teeth whitening may be part of your smile makeover treatment plan or the only procedure you need to lift your smile. Set up an appointment at Made Ya Smile in Rosenberg, TX today and learn if in-office teeth whitening is an optimal choice for you.