Brighten your smile
ZOOM Teeth Whitening
Teeth stains can be caused by smoking, eating certain food like berries, drinking beverages like coffee and tea, and more. If your teeth are yellowed or stained and you don’t feel good about your smile in Mount Pleasant, Dr. Candice Vinson can help. Learn more about how you can whiten your smile with Zoom teeth whitening below, or contact Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant for an appointment.
Get fast results
In-Office Whitening with Zoom
Zoom from Philips is the best way to treat stained teeth in our dental office. This system can boost the brightness of your teeth by up to 8 shades in just a single appointment. To begin the process, Dr. Vinson will clean your teeth and apply a protectant to your gums and lips.
Then, the Zoom whitener will be applied to your teeth, activated with a UV light, and rinsed away. This process will be repeated until the desired level of whiteness is reached. After your treatment is over, a special fluoride gel is applied to strengthen your teeth and minimize sensitivity.
Thanks to its fast treatment time, Zoom is ideal if you want to whiten your teeth for a special occasion, and you want to get immediate results.
We also offer Opalescence at-home whitening, which allows you to whiten your smile in the comfort of your own home. You’ll come and see Dr. Vinson to have impressions taken of your teeth, then a set of reusable whitening trays will be custom-built for your smile.
Then, you’ll pick up your whitening trays and Opalescence whitening products from our office, and follow Dr. Vinson’s instructions to treat yourself at home.
You may wear your trays for as little as 30 minutes per day or overnight, depending on your case. Just follow Dr. Vinson’s instructions, and your smile will look bright and beautiful after just a few weeks of treatment.
The benefits of
Professional Teeth Whitening
Whether you choose Zoom in-office whitening for fast results, or you whiten your teeth at home with custom-fitted Opalescence trays, professional teeth whitening has a lot of great benefits. First, it can help you feel more confident about your appearance, so you can smile, laugh, and eat around other people without feeling self-conscious.
In addition, both Zoom and Opalescence whitening from Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant is customized specifically for your level of staining and your desired level of tooth brightness. This means you’ll get much better results compared to DIY, at-home whitening.
Not only that, but professional teeth whitening also reduces tooth sensitivity compared to DIY whitening. It also eliminates the risk of accidentally damaging your teeth or gums by over whitening your teeth. With professional care from Dr. Vinson, you’ll have peace of mind, and you’ll know your smile will stay strong and healthy.
Does teeth Whitening
Yes, tooth sensitivity is the most common side effect of professional whitening treatments. The reason this happens is that the active ingredient in whitening gels is peroxide (hydrogen or carbamide peroxide). While peroxides do a miraculous job of penetrating the teeth to get rid of deep stains, they also work by demineralizing the teeth.
Your enamel contains minerals such as calcium and phosphate, which are responsible for the strength of your teeth. When demineralization occurs, the teeth become more porous, exposing microtubules in the teeth known as dentin.
Dentinal tubules are found one layer down beneath the enamel and are connected to the nerves and connective tissue in the teeth which are responsible for sensation. Teeth whitening temporarily exposes these dentinal tubules which cause increased sensitivity, especially when consuming foods and drinks at extreme temperatures.
However, within a few days, the teeth will remineralize and the sensitivity will fade. There are preventative measures that can be taken to reduce sensitivity such as using desensitizing gel before getting your teeth whitened. We apply a fluoride treatment after your professional whitening to help prevent this issue. We also recommend using toothpaste for sensitive teeth in the meantime.
How long does
Teeth Whitening Last?
After getting a whitening treatment, you will need to maintain the appearance of your teeth by practicing good oral hygiene, preventing plaque and tartar from building up, and removing surface stains by getting dental cleanings every 6 months.
That is if you want your teeth to stay pearly white for a few years. A whitening treatment can last for up to 3 years with proper care and maintenance. However, without these practices, you could see discoloration starting to creep back in as soon as 6 months post-treatment.
Your teeth are still prone to staining even after having them whitened, so regularly consuming staining foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, and red wine will negatively impact the white appearance of your teeth.
who is a candidate
For Teeth Whitening?
A good candidate for teeth whitening is an adult who is in good oral health looking to improve discoloration or a yellow hue. Patients who are children, pregnant, breastfeeding, have sensitive teeth, active decay or gum disease, or who are allergic to peroxide do not make good candidates for teeth whitening.
Patients with a lot of dental restorations and fillings should also take into consideration that these are resistant to whitening, unlike your natural teeth. If you have your teeth whitened, they may not match your dental restorations since the shade of your dental work will not be altered.
is over the counter teeth whitening
Safe For My Teeth?
Most over-the-counter teeth whitening systems are not ADA approved. The danger of using these systems to whiten your teeth is that they have not been tested for safety and efficacy by the American Dental Association, unlike professional whitening treatments.
It is easy to cause damage to your teeth and gums, as well as significant tooth sensitivity with over-the-counter whitening treatments because they can be improperly applied or kept on for too long.
With a dental-grade whitening treatment, we can control how much peroxide is applied and exactly how long to keep it on for. Even with our take-home whitening kits, we provide you with specific written and verbal instructions on exactly what to do, and our kits have been ADA approved as safe to use.
You can be certain that the whitening agents you receive from the dentist will not cause you harm when applied correctly. Over-the-counter whitening agents may contain harmful ingredients, are less effective at whitening the teeth, and do not last as long.
Do you have Questions
About Teeth Whitening?
Not sure if teeth whitening is right for you in Mount Pleasant? Dr. Candice Vinson is here to help. You can contact us online or give us a call at (843) 936-1690 to schedule an appointment, and discuss the benefits of Zoom in-office whitening and Opalescence take-home whitening in further detail.