Zoom! Tooth Whitening
Encinitas, Carlsbad, and San Diego
Are you looking to whiten your teeth dramatically in a short time? Do you have a special event coming up, such as a wedding or reunion, and want to show off a younger, more attractive smile? Is a single treatment more convenient for you than worrying about trays and gels every night? If so, then Zoom! tooth whitening may be the right whitening for you.
There are many tooth whitening options, and it can be hard to decide which is the right one for you. This page provides some background information on Zoom! whitening, but to get personalized recommendations, please call 760-592-7131 or email Mary A. Walsh-Cole, DMD in San Diego to schedule a consultation.
How Zoom! Tooth Whitening Works
Zoom! is a type of tooth whitening designed to give you dramatically whiter teeth in about an hour. In the Zoom! tooth whitening procedure, we first set you up with protective dams and blocks to protect sensitive gums from the powerful concentrated whitening solution. Then the whitening gel is spread onto your teeth. It begins working immediately, but to enhance the effectiveness, a blue catalyst light is used. This is pretty cool looking, and is why Zoom! is sometimes referred to as laser whitening, but it's not really a laser. The light energy aids the reaction of whitening gel by stimulating the whitening compound to release already-removed staining compounds and re-energize to attack new stains.
The Zoom! whitening procedure is done in three waves, each about 15 minutes long. After these, you will see dramatically whiter teeth.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Zoom! Tooth Whitening
The main benefit of Zoom! tooth whitening is that it is convenient. In one quick and easy treatment, you can see your teeth whiten dramatically. This makes it ideal if you have a special occasion or other reason for wanting to whiten your teeth quickly and predictably. The main drawback of Zoom! is that it may not get your teeth as white as other methods. It depends on the type and age of stains. Zoom! works best on food stains that are not too old.
For smoking stains, stubborn food stains, or overall better whitening, Kör tooth whitening may be a better option. Although Kör takes longer to achieve its results, it tends to achieve significantly whiter teeth. Both types of whitening can be used together.
For stains that are incorporated into the tooth, such as those due to tooth trauma, thin enamel, or medications, porcelain veneers may be the best option for achieving the appearance you desire.
Learn more about Tooth Whitening Risks.
Why Choose Dr. Walsh-Cole
Dr. Mary A. Walsh-Cole is the longest-practicing female dentist in Encinitas. She has also pursued significant continuing education in dentistry, allowing her to remain current with the latest developments in cosmetic dentistry. She has received a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry and completed the core curriculum at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Her experience and training help her recommend the right tooth whitening treatment for every patient.
To learn more about your tooth whitening options in San Diego, please contact Mary A. Walsh-Cole, DMD for an appointment.