People desire whiter teeth for a variety of reasons due to stains and yellowing over time. Most commonly, foods, beverages, and lifestyle choices are the cause of teeth stains. Achieving whiter teeth can boost confidence, portray a younger appearance, and display a sign of good health. At Heck Family Dentistry of Lawrence, we offer a variety of options for teeth whitening in Lawrence, KS, including take-home Crest Pro whitening strips as well as Phillips Zoom in-office teeth whitening!
Zoom is an in-office teeth whitening procedure that brightens stained or discolored teeth in one visit. Using ultraviolet light to supercharge the whitening gel, Zoom can whiten teeth up to eight shades with one procedure.
The Zoom whitening procedure consists of up to four fifteen-minute sessions. We take great care to make sure your eyes, lips, and gums are covered and protected throughout the procedure. The whitening process begins with the application of a bleaching gel. The Zoom lamp catalyzes the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide, allowing oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances while maintaining the tooth’s structure. After each session, the old gel is removed and a new layer is applied. Within just two hours, Zoom patients will see a brighter smile. In addition to the Zoom whitening procedure, our patients receive a set of customized trays for touch-ups and maintenance.
There are many options out there for teeth whitening such as toothpastes, strips, and take-home trays with gel. These options are an alternative to whitening but require more effort, including daily application and avoiding food and drinks that stain teeth such as coffee and red wines during the whitening process and up to two weeks after.
However, with Zoom, you can walk out with beautiful teeth up to eight shades lighter in one appointment. Furthermore, you only have to avoid staining food and drinks for forty-eight hours after treatment. Also, the added bonus to having a professional whiten your teeth is the minimization of risks or side effects such as sensitivity and gum irritation.
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