Teeth Whitening

Zoom Whitening by Covina Dentist

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Patients who are tired of dingy, stained teeth and want a whiter, brighter smile are in luck. Covina Family Dental offers cosmetic dentistry Covina patients Zoom! teeth whitening. Zoom! is a bleaching treatment that lightens stains on tooth enamel and dentin. With the innovative Zoom! Whitening system, Drs. Hatae and Patil can lighten a patient’s teeth up to eight shades lighter in just an hour.

How Zoom! Whitening Works

Smoking and aging can both contribute to stained teeth, as can drinking dark soda, tea, coffee or red wine. Zoom! Whitening treatment attacks stains on tooth enamel and dentin while leaving the tooth’s structure intact.

How exactly does Zoom! Whitening work on stains while protecting teeth? Well, Zoom! Whitening gel is made of 25-percent hydrogen peroxide. Dr. Kiran Mistry and Dr. Priti Mistry use the Zoom Advanced-Power Chairside Lamp to activate the whitening gel, breaking down the hydrogen peroxide contained within. As hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen molecules are released. These oxygen molecules penetrate stains on tooth enamel and dentin, lightening the pesky discolorations.

What to Expect During the Zoom! Whitening In-Office Procedure

Before starting treatment with Zoom!, Dr. Kiran Mistry or Dr. Priti Mistry will examine the patient’s teeth and gums to ensure proper oral health. The dentist discusses each patient’s goals, hygiene practices and lifestyle routines to make sure that Zoom! is a good fit.

For optimum results, Drs. Hatae and Patil may recommend that patients have their teeth cleaned before starting Zoom!. The Zoom! Whitening process takes an hour. The treatment area is prepared by covering the lips and gums while keeping the teeth uncovered. The clinician next applies the Zoom! Whitening gel to teeth before letting the patient relax. Again, a chair-side lamp is used to activate the whitening ingredients in the gel.

The Covina Family Dental Zoom! Whitening provider applies a new batch of whitening gel every 15 minutes during the treatment session. Directly after the treatment, the clinician puts a fluoride gel onto teeth to lessen any sensitivity. Lastly, the Zoom! clinician gives each patient a touch-up kit, as well as aftercare instructions.

Am I Good Candidate for Zoom! Whitening?

Zoom! offers tremendous whitening results, but may not be for everyone. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, children less than 13 years old, patients with extremely sensitive teeth or extensive veneers or dental implants and other individuals may not be good candidates for Zoom! Whitening. However, Covina Family Dental offers multiple ways to whiten teeth if Zoom! is not the best option.

Custom Tray Whitening

Covina Family Dental also offers at-home teeth whitening treatment for patients bothered by stained or naturally yellowed teeth. Individuals cannot stop the effects of aging on the teeth or may not wish to give up coffee, tea, dark soda or red wine completely. Whatever the case, custom tray whitening treatment can help lighten bothersome tooth discoloration.

How Custom Tray Whitening Works

Drs. Hatae and Patil first meet with patients to determine if they are suitable candidates for at-home whitening treatment. If a patient is a good candidate for the treatment, Dr. Kiran Mistry or Dr. Priti Mistry next takes impressions of teeth, so a clinician can use the impressions as a mold from which to make custom trays for each patient. The custom trays hold a bleaching solution. When applied to the teeth, the solution gradually whitens teeth within seven to 10 days.

What to Expect During Treatment

Once they are at home, patients fill the trays with a bleaching solution and wear the trays at night or at another designated time for a period of seven to 10 days. After this period, teeth will be noticeably whiter. Patients can wear the trays overnight or more frequently throughout each day to speed up the process.

Am I a Good Candidate for Custom Tray Whitening?

During a consultation visit, a teeth whitening specialist will determine if a patient is a suitable candidate for custom tray teeth whitening.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation and learn more about teeth whitening in Glendora, West Covina, and Covina, or to see if you are a good candidate for one of the teeth whitening treatments offered, please contact Covina Family Dental by calling (626) 331-0688 or by filling out the “email us” form.