Novato, CA Dentist Describes Benefits of Zoom Teeth Whitening

Written by Dr. McConnell on Oct 15, 2013

The most requested cosmetic dental treatment at our Novato, CA Dentist office is professional teeth whitening. This is not surprising when you consider that this simple treatment can dramatically alter the appearance of your smile in just one office visit. Considering the results, teeth whitening is an efficient, affordable solution to revive a dull, discolored smile.

There are a number of alternatives available for professional in-office whitening treatments, and we have chosen the Zoom whitening system because it is safe and effective, delivering remarkable results in just one hour. Over-the-counter whitening kits cannot come close to offering the same results as a professional treatment done by a qualified dentist.

In-office treatments performed at our Novato, CA Dentist office are faster and deliver more dramatic results than store-bought kits, whitening your teeth by up to six shades. As part of this professional treatment, we give you a custom kit that so you can use to maintain the whitening results of your in the privacy of your home.

The procedure for whitening with the Zoom system is comfortable and efficient:

  • We recommend a dental exam before any treatment so that we can be sure to address any underlying problems before we proceed.
  • A professional dental cleaning prior to whitening is also recommended to clear away food debris and plaque buildup and maximize results.
  • We discuss the results that you desire and use a handheld shade guide to help you visualize the results of treatment.
  • A protective gel is placed along the gum line, and professional-strength whitening gel is then carefully applied to the front surfaces of your teeth by the dentist, followed by curing with a special light.

The take-home kit we provide includes a custom-made tray that holds the whitening gel and is designed to provide full contact with all visible surfaces of your teeth. This shouldn’t be confused with the type of tray provided with over-the-counter kits, because those are basically a one-size-fits-all version that is not very effective in covering the surfaces of your teeth.

If you are ready to take the step that will make your smile really sparkle, please contact our office to arrange an appointment. We will be happy to discuss the teeth whitening treatment in more detail and answer any questions you have.