Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

A whiter smile can be yours today when you consult with Walnut Creek teeth whitening specialists, Drs. Kwon & Jabbour to find out if ZOOM! same-day whitening is right for you.

The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of 6 shades* in a little over an hour while you relax in our comfortable dental chair. It’s an ideal procedure for anyone who wants immediate results. Over-the-counter strips or paint-on gels are often unpredictable and time-consuming. Get predictable results and whiter teeth in a fraction of the time with Zoom.

What is Zoom! In-office whitening?

Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of the enamel and dentin.

What can cause tooth discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common causes are natural aging and the consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, wine or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be equally effective for every patient. With an oral exam, Drs. Kwon & Jabbour can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?

Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Zoom! Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.

Is tooth whitening safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Do the results last a long time?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing and brushing twice daily with a whitening toothpaste to keep your teeth their brightest.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom!?

Yes! Consulting Drs. Kwon & Jabbour is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Zoom! is clinically proven to whiten your teeth an average of 6 shades* in one hour.

How does the Zoom! In-Office System work?

The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! LED light technology aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.

Is the Zoom! In-office procedure painful?

No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep.

Are there any side effects?

Some patients will experience a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity during treatment and within the first 24 hours following the procedure. These symptoms can be expected to disappear within 1-3 days of the treatment and is not damaging to the tooth structure.

If you have generally sensitive teeth, our doctors will recommend use of a prescription strength fluoride treatment for one week prior to your Zoom! treatment.

How long is the procedure?

The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure (we recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Zoom! Whitening session).

A refreshingly white smile can provide a wonderful boost to your appearance and your self-confidence. To schedule a consultation and learn more about Zoom! In-office Whitening, contact our Walnut Creek CA dental office today.