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Do you find yourself shying away from smiling in photos or social settings because of your teeth’s appearance? If so, ZOOM! Teeth Whitening may be the solution for you! 

At Just Smile Dental, our Everett, WA, cosmetic dentist proudly provides cosmetic treatments like professional teeth whitening to patients in Edmonds, Marysville, and Lynnwood, WA. Discover why our patients trust their smiles with Dr. William Webley.

What Is ZOOM! Teeth Whitening?

ZOOM! Teeth Whitening is a professional teeth whitening treatment that uses a light-activated gel to break up stains and discoloration on the teeth. This treatment is done in-office and typically takes around two hours to complete. ZOOM! Teeth Whitening can lighten your teeth up to eight shades and is a safe and effective way to brighten your smile.

Reasons Teeth Become Discolored

Teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons. The most common causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Aging
  • Tobacco use
  • Coffee, tea, and red wine consumption
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Certain medications

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?

There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, but professional teeth whitening offers several advantages. Professional teeth whitening is safer and more effective than at-home treatments because it’s done under the supervision of a dental professional. Additionally, professional whitening can be customized to meet your specific needs, and the results are often more dramatic and longer-lasting than at-home treatments.

ZOOM! Teeth Whitening Process

The ZOOM! Teeth Whitening process is simple and painless. Here’s what you can expect during your appointment:

  • Dr. Webley will clean your teeth to remove any plaque or debris.
  • A protective barrier will be placed on your gums to prevent irritation from the whitening gel.
  • The ZOOM! whitening gel will be applied to your teeth.
  • A special light will be used to activate the gel and break up stains and discoloration.
  • We’ll reapply the gel every 15 minutes for a total of three sessions.
  • Your teeth will be rinsed, and you’ll leave our Everett office with a brighter, whiter smile!

Caring for Your Teeth After Treatment

To maintain your bright, white smile after ZOOM! Teeth Whitening, it’s critical to practice good oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting our dentist in Everett regularly for cleanings and check-ups. You should also avoid foods and beverages that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, and red wine.

Frequently Asked Questions

The accessibility and affordability of store-bought whitening kits can make them a tempting option. However, we strongly advise against starting any dental treatment, including teeth whitening, without prior consultation with your dentist. 

Without professional dental advice and a thorough exam to ensure that your teeth are healthy enough for a whitening treatment, you run the risk of:

  • Increased post-whitening sensitivity
  • Gum irritation
  • Damaging your enamel
  • Ineffective treatment

Professional whitening treatments are led and directed by a dental professional, who will assess your mouth beforehand and determine your individual needs before starting any treatment plan. This will help ensure the safety and effectiveness of your results

The results of ZOOM! Teeth Whitening can last up to a year or longer with proper care. It’s important to note that the exact duration of the results can vary from person to person, based on individual factors such as lifestyle habits, genetics, and dental hygiene habits. Your dentist can provide a more personalized estimate based on your specific situation.

Professional teeth whitening uses bleaching agents that open the pores of your teeth and help bring deep stains to the surface. This exposes the dentin layer, where living tissue and nerves are housed. When bleaching agents come into contact with the nerves in your teeth, this can cause some slight pain and discomfort. 

Professional whitening solutions reduce your chances of post-whitening sensitivity to almost none, but some sensitivity is normal and usually fades within three days. If you do experience sensitivity in your teeth post-whitening, we recommend these tips to manage it: 

  • Use tooth mousse
  • Coat your teeth in vitamin e oil
  • Use toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth
  • Avoid hot and cold foods for at least three days after the whitening treatment
  • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever

If you experience sensitivity lasting more than three days, call your dentist’s office immediately. They’ll assess your situation and determine the best course of action.

Bring on the Shine With ZOOM! Teeth Whitening

ZOOM! Teeth Whitening is a safe and effective way to achieve a brighter, whiter smile. Whether you have smile discoloration due to age, lifestyle habits, or medication, ZOOM! Teeth Whitening can help. If you’re considering, call our Everett, WA, dental office at (425) 341-1111 or book an appointment below. 

Dr. Webley will answer any questions you may have and help you determine if this treatment is right for you. With the help of ZOOM! Teeth Whitening, you can achieve the bright, white smile you’ve always wanted and feel confident in showing off your pearly whites!