A bright white smile is a sign of health and youth, but unfortunately, many common foods and drinks can stain your teeth and cause discoloration. Dr. Nabil Al Krumly offers innovative in-office Zoom™ Whitening treatments to lift stains revealing a healthy, white smile. Call or schedule an appointment online today at Krumly Dental Care in Seattle, Washington.
Many common foods and beverages like coffee, tea, wine, and berries can stain your teeth. Also, using tobacco products like cigarettes can lead to discoloration. Your age and genetics may also play a factor in tooth discoloration. Certain medications like tetracycline can also make your teeth yellow or even grey. Trauma and decay can also cause discoloration.
Zoom Whitening treatment is an in-office treatment that takes approximately an hour from start to finish. First, Dr. Krumly examines and cleans your teeth to ensure there are no other issues that need to be addressed before the bleaching process begins. He also checks that any discoloration will respond to the whitening treatment. Some discoloration caused by trauma or medication may not respond to bleaching, and you may be better off with a different treatment, like veneers to create a bright white smile.
Then, Dr. Krumly places a flexible lip guard in your mouth. He applies the whitening gel to your teeth and gives you a pair of protective goggles to wear. Once the gel and goggles are in place, he directs a special laser light at your teeth, which activates the whitening gel.
You’ll relax in the chair for 45-60 minutes while the gel lifts stains from your teeth. When the treatment is complete, Dr. Krumly will remove the gel and the lip guard. You’ll notice brighter, whiter teeth immediately and will be able to return to your normal activities immediately.
You may notice some sensitivity to temperature after your whitening treatment is complete. This usually subsides in a couple of days.
You will take care of your teeth normally, with daily brushing and flossing and routine checkups and cleanings with Dr. Krumly. Your whitening treatment should last for at least five years or longer if you adapt your lifestyle to avoid products that stain your teeth like coffee, tea and cigarettes.