Everyone wants a bright white smile, but there are a lot of factors that make it difficult to achieve a truly glowing grin. Daily habits, like coffee and wine consumption, can stain teeth. Moreover, tooth enamel is not naturally white, and it is translucent enough that its appearance may be affected by the yellowish tooth layer directly beneath it (dentin). Fortunately, there are ways for you to own a gleaming set of teeth that turns heads wherever you go. At San Pedro Smiles, we offer advanced Zoom Teeth Whitening, which can quickly wipe away stains and give you the brilliant set of pearly whites that you’ve always wanted.
With the in-office Zoom treatment, we cover your lips and gums so the bleaching gel doesn’t irritate them. Then, we apply the whitening gel and use a special light to activate its stain-busting power. We apply the gel three times, letting it sit under the light for 15 minutes following each application. After the procedure, we apply a sensitivity-fighting gel to the teeth.
In-office teeth whitening in San Antonio is ideal for people who have a special event coming up and who want a brighter smile right away.
Philips Zoom also provides take-home whitening kits. These include customize trays and a professional strength bleaching gel. You wear the trays for a specific amount of time each day and can experience stunning results in two weeks or less! Take-home whitening is great for individuals who want to do touch-ups after their in-office treatment. It is also a good option for folks who have sensitive teeth or who may have trouble sitting still for the entirety of an in-office whitening procedure.
There are lots of products out there that claim to whiten teeth, bust most of them are minimally effective — if they work at all. When you trust San Pedro Smiles to help you whiten your teeth, results are pretty much guaranteed. Plus, since you’ll be under the care of a licensed dentist, there is virtually no risk to your oral health when you choose professional teeth whitening rather than over the counter options.
Your new, brilliant smile can last for years if you take a few simple steps to prevent new stains:
Dr. Justin Gonzalez and the rest of the team at San Pedro Smiles want you to love the way your teeth look. To schedule your cosmetic consultation, contact us today.
Are you ready to achieve a dazzling set of pearly whites? At San Pedro Smiles, we want you to feel confident about your decision to invest in your smile with Zoom Teeth Whitening. For your convenience, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about this popular service below. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!
We take every precaution to ensure your teeth whitening experience is as comfortable as possible. During an in-office treatment, we’ll cover up your lips and tongue to prevent irritation, then apply a special gel to your teeth after whitening to help combat any potential sensitivity. At-home whitening kits include custom-made trays that are designed to protect your soft tissues while evenly applying the whitening gel to your teeth.
Before either treatment, we’ll closely inspect your mouth for issues like tooth decay or gum disease that can make the whitening process uncomfortable. We’ll only move on with your treatment when those problems have been addressed to ensure your teeth whitening is as comfortable as possible!
There’s nothing special you have to do before your teeth whitening treatment. However, the best results are achieved with clean, plaque- and tartar-free teeth. A quick professional cleaning beforehand will ensure that the whitening gel can seep into your enamel unhindered. If it’s time for your biannual cleaning, we can typically schedule your Zoom Teeth Whitening on the same day!
Have too many sugary snacks and acidic sodas discolored your son or daughter’s smile? They may be able to regain their beautiful, precious smile with Zoom Teeth Whitening. Typically, teeth whitening isn’t recommended for those under 14 years old, as their teeth are still developing and naturally sensitive. Your child will need to have a consultation with your San Antonio cosmetic dentist to ensure this treatment is right for their unique smile and oral development.
Dental implants, crowns, bridges, veneers, and dentures are made of different materials than your natural tooth enamel and are usually much more stain resistant. While powerful professional teeth whitening won’t damage your dental work, it generally won’t change its color. If you’re interested in brightening the hue of your restoration, we’ll be happy to work with you to create a new one that’s more in line with your wishes.
Professional teeth whitening works on almost every type of dental discoloration. However, there are some stains that are either too stubborn or too deep within the enamel that can’t be lifted even with professional-grade whiteners. In these cases, direct bonding or porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative. These quick cosmetic solutions can conceal stains or completely change the color of a tooth that can’t be corrected with Zoom Teeth Whitening.