Does Zoom Whitening Hurt?

All of us have probably read about the horrors of Zoom Whitening Procedure. Actually internet is full of blogs, forums and reviews of how bad and painful it is. Let’s not forget however that patients who had a painful experience are more likely to post a review than the happy ones. And also the patients who didn’t feel anything will just write about how they liked the dentist or how they got their teeth whiter, but not about what they felt during the procedure. That said I will bring you some facts about the sensitivity/pain aspect of the Zoom Teeth Whitening.

Majority of the patients (85% – 90% percent) will not feel any discomfort or sensitivity during, after or as a result of the Zoom procedure. 5% to 10% will experience mild sensitivity during and after the procedure which will go away within a day. And only 5% of all the people will have shooting pain and extreme sensitivity during and after the Zoom Teeth Whitening. And even this sensitivity and/or pain will be gone in a day or two. In this case a tablet or two of painkiller medication will reduce the sensitivity to a bearable limit until it goes away.

Patient reading a newspaper while undergoing Zoom Teeth Whitening

Patient reading a newspaper while undergoing Zoom Teeth Whitening at our dental office.

So all in all the Zoom Teeth Whitening procedure while being the safest and least intrusive of all dental treatments is also one of the most painless. Compared to the root canal or tooth extraction it is also the most “pleasurable” dental procedure.

So don’t panic if you’ve read about, or heard horrors and terrible stories about Zoom Teeth Whitening, just make your appointment with us and we will make sure that you have the whitest teeth with minimal, or no sensitivity at all.

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Preventative Teeth Whitening

Taking care of your teeth and oral hygiene will greatly reduce the discoloration and staining of your teeth.

Preventive teeth whitening accentuates on the ongoing hygiene procedures and daily practices to prevent tooth discoloration and other dental diseases and conditions, as well. Combining at-home oral care by patients with chair side treatments and counseling by dental professionals, one may achieve extraordinary results in obtaining whiter teeth and a beautiful smile.

Preventive Tooth Whitening Strategies

Preventive oral care strategies for children and adults include a number of in-office and home care activities, including:

At-home oral hygiene. Number one prevention technique for whiter teeth and in general is brushing and flossing at least twice a day (or after every meal) to remove dental plaque, a film-like coating that forms on your teeth. If not removed, plaque can build up and produce dental tartar, a hardened, sticky substance with acid-producing bacteria that causes tooth discoloration and staining, as well as, tooth decay and can lead to gum disease.

Fluoride use. Fluoride strengthens teeth and prevents tooth decay. A lot of dental offices provide fluoride treatments, and dentists recommend using fluoride toothpastes and mouth rinses at home.

Diet. A balanced diet is essential for white teeth and overall dental health. Foods with sugars and carbohydrates feed the bacteria that produce dental plaque, which in turn causes tartar buildup.

Regular dental visits. Visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and consultation is essential in finding out dental problems in their early stages.

Dental cleanings and screenings. Prophylaxis (dental cleaning) every four to six months is advised to remove dental plaque and stains, as well as to check for signs of tooth decay.

Orthodontics. Crooked teeth or a bad bite (malocclusion) are hard to brush and floss. Correcting your bite with orthodontic treatment will prevent the formation of plaque and reduce the chances of future dental issues.

Smoking and drinking. Smoking, chewing tobacco and alcohol negatively affect the health of your teeth. Apart from bad breath, tooth discoloration and plaque and tartar buildup, smoking is known to cause gum disease, tooth loss and even oral cancer.

 

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Teeth Stains And Teeth Discoloration. Causes And Reasons.

By Teeth Whitening Los Angeles. Teeth are getting stained as time passes by. Of course, brushing teeth at least twice a day and flossing regularly, will slow down the staining and discoloration significantly, but still a lot of people notice that despite their efforts their teeth continue to get yellower.

There are multitude of reasons and causes for teeth discoloration. Here are some of them.

  • Foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, sodas, wines, and several fruits and vegetables (apples and potatoes for example) can stain your teeth.
  • Tobacco use. Chewing tobacco, smoking cigarettes or cigars¬†will stain your teeth.
  • Poor dental hygiene. Brushing teeth and flossing help in removing plaque and stain-producing substances like coffee and tobacco. Infrequent or irregular brushing and flossing can cause tooth discoloration.
  • Illnesses. Some diseases affect teeth enamel (the hard surface of the teeth) and dentin (the underlying material under enamel) and can lead to tooth discoloration. Some treatments can also affect the color of your teeth. Head and neck radiation and chemotherapy among others can cause teeth discoloration. In addition, certain infections in pregnant mothers can cause tooth discoloration in the infant by affecting enamel development.
  • Drugs And Medications. Tetracycline and doxycycline (antibiotics) are the cause of teeth discoloration of kids who underwent treatment before their teeth were still developing (mostly before they are eight). Mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Antihistamines (like Benadryl), antipsychotic drugs, and drugs for high blood pressure can also cause teeth discoloration.
  • Dental materials. Some of the materials used in dentistry, such as amalgam restorations, especially silver sulfide-containing materials, can cast a gray-black color to teeth.
  • Age. As you get older, the layer of enamel on your teeth gets worn away revealing the natural yellow color of dentin.
  • Genetics. Some people naturally have whiter enamel than others.
  • Environment. Excessive fluoride from environmental sources (naturally high fluoride levels in water) or from excessive use (fluoride applications, rinses, toothpaste, and fluoride supplements taken by mouth) can cause teeth discoloration.
  • Trauma. For example, damage from a fall or a hit can disturb enamel formation in kids with developing teeth. Trauma can also cause discoloration to adult teeth.
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Zoom Teeth Whitening

Zoom Teeth Whitening is the best tooth whitening solution that one can get in Los Angeles. Unlike the other teeth whitening products and procedures, with Zoom in office Teeth Whitening you can get up to ten shades whiter in just one hour.

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Hello Los Angeles!

Welcome to our site about Zoom Teeth Whitening. Here you will find everything you want to know about Zoom Whitening procedure, technique, time, results and more. We will also post interesting facts, news and updates about Zoom Whitening in our blog. Feel free to browse through our site and if you have any questions or want to make an appointment at our dental office please fill in the appointment form to the left or just call us and our dental staff will be more than happy to answer your questions and/or make an appointment for Zoom Teeth Whitening in our dental office.

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