We’ve all seen the commercials. Trying to decide whether or not you passed the “tissue test?” Every whitening toothpaste guarantees results and claims backing from 1 in 3 dentists. These over the counter whiteners typically don’t leave people with much more than disappointment in the time and money they wasted. If you’ve tried all of the over the counter whitening products on the market and still want a brighter smile, it’s time to visit a cosmetic dentist who offers Zoom! professional teeth whitening.
Professional Teeth Whitening VS Store Bought Kits
The reason store bought teeth whitening kits fail is two-fold. First, they have to use an extremely low grade whitening gel to meet regulatory safety guidelines. That means these treatments would only be effective in removing the mildest, surface level stains. Unfortunately, the second problem is the application method for store bought whiteners prevents even that low level of effectiveness. Saliva is a natural neutralizing agent, and because these low doses of whiteners are almost immediately accessed by the saliva, they only remain active for a few minutes (sometimes only a few seconds). This is not enough time to make much progress toward a brighter smile. However, some of these whitening products may be effective in maintaining professional teeth whitening results.
The Zoom! Difference
Zoom! is one of the most popular professional teeth whitening lines of products. Zoom! in-office treatment uses customized, professional grade teeth whitening gel combined with safe, effective application to deliver smiles up to ten shades brighter in just about an hour. The secret is in the patented light acceleration. Once we’ve applied the coat of whitening gel and prevented saliva from accessing the teeth, we add a low-heat light. This light speeds up the chemical reaction that removes deep set stains from teeth. Typically, we will only need two, twenty-minute applications for patients to see dramatically whiter smiles.
Meet the South Shore Dental Care Team
At South Shore Dental Care, we want our patients to feel comfortable and confident with every aspect of their dental health plan. Our blog is a great resource for Massapequa Park dental patients who are looking for more information on some of the most common treatments we provide as well as upcoming events and happenings with the South Shore Dental Care Team. We hope you found the information on Zoom! teeth whitening helpful, and if you’d like to find out more or get started, please contact us to schedule your appointment today.