Zoom Whitening

Get your teeth brighter with the Zoom Whitening procedure at our Jenkintown office! New Age Dental provides this and other services in the Philadelphia area with top-quality dental care!

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What is Zoom Whitening?

Zoom Whitening is a procedure used to brighten discolored teeth and restore a bright, shiny smile. It uses a patented whitening gel to restore the whiteness to your teeth.

Zoom Whitening do-it-yourself kits exist as well. However, it’s naturally a little more challenging to do it yourself, so visiting a dentist might be the best choice for more severe cases of discoloration.

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Teeth can darken and turn yellow for a variety of reasons:

  • Genetics – Some people are born with more or brighter enamel, leading to less discoloration.

  • Particular food and drinks – Coffee, tea, cola, wine, and some fruits and vegetables can all leave stains on your teeth. The acid contained in those drinks can also wear away at your enamel.

  • Inadequate dental hygiene – Inadequate brushing and flossing will cause you to miss plaque and food particles in your mouth, as well as miss the stains caused by food and drink. The plaque will continue to build, and some of it might even turn into tartar, which is both darker in color and harder to remove from your teeth.

  • Age – Enamel wears away as you age. Underneath the enamel lies the naturally-yellow dentin, giving your teeth a yellow color. The tooth creates more dentin as well, furthering the discoloration.

  • Trauma – Physical damage to the teeth can cause discoloration.

  • Medications – Various medications and health products can cause discoloration, including antibiotics, certain mouth rinses, antihistamines and even some anti-psychotic drugs.

As you can see, some causes of discoloration are preventable, many are not. However, Zoom Whitening can fix nearly any stain.

How Does Zoom Whitening Work?

Zoom Whitening is painless: there are no sharp objects and no invasive procedures, making it easy to fix any discolored spots in your smile. Zoom Whitening does not address any underlying problems like cavities, but it improves the look of your teeth if they’re dulled or discolored for any reason.

We recommend scheduling a preliminary examination with us before the procedure to determine how much discoloration will need to be fixed. Not everyone’s teeth are healthy enough for Zoom Whitening procedures. If there are any underlying problems like cavities or gum disease, those should be repaired first before addressing the aesthetic discoloration.

On top of that, you should get teeth cleaning before getting Zoom Whitening.

As for the process itself, we’ll first cover your lips and gums to shield these areas from the chemicals used to whiten your teeth. When they’re safely covered, we can then apply the whitening chemical, a patented hydrogen peroxide whitening gel.

This gel is activated using a particular type of light. When the light is shone on the gel, it gently penetrates your teeth to remove even the deepest stains.

With the gel applied, the dentist then shines a special light on your teeth for a while. You are free to do watch TV or take a nap during this time. Every so often, we’ll rinse off the gel and apply a fresh layer of it.

The whole process should take under 2 hours, and you’ll have a bright white smile at the end.

Zoom Whitening in Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas

Nobody likes having teeth that are discolored, they just don’t look right.

If you’re looking to get your teeth whitened in the Philadelphia area, schedule an appointment with New Age Dental! Our office is conveniently located just north of Philadelphia in Jenkintown.

We can answer any questions you might have and discuss your options for getting your unmarked smile back. Set up an appointment today to see if you’re a right candidate for Zoom Whitening!