Flash That Smile Again with Zoom & Laser Teeth Whitening in Columbus, OhioIf you live in Columbus or the local area, you can benefit from a teeth whitening procedure at our local dental office. At iSmile Dental Group LLC, we are known for improving the appearance of our patients’ smiles. We are a cosmetic dentist and has multiple ways for doing so. We often recommend a teeth bleaching procedure because it is by far the easiest way to transform your smile. After cleaning your teeth, we can complete this procedure in time for a special event or as part of your regular oral health routine.
How Exactly Does Zoom Whitening Work?Zoom whitening is a fast, simple procedure that can whiten your teeth by a few shades after each session. It is a safe bleaching process that involves the use of a whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide. All you need to do is wear a plastic guard that protects your gums and lips. Once the guard is on, our cosmetic dentist will soak your teeth in the Zoom whitening gel. She will then use a special laser light to activate the gel. The peroxide in the gel infiltrates the enamel and dentin to break up the bonds of carbon that show up as stains on your teeth. After the treatment, you will see that your teeth are a few shades whiter than before.
How Fast Will the Procedure Be?Before you visit our dental office in Columbus for teeth whitening, plan to be with us for at least an hour. Our cosmetic dentistry services usually include a preparation procedure, such as full teeth cleaning. Preparation may take about 15 minutes, and the Zoom bleaching process lasts from 20 to 45 minutes.
Is Zoom Whitening Safe?While there are many available over-the-counter teeth bleaching products, the best way to whiten safely is still under the supervision of your dentist. Zoom whitening is an in-office procedure. Our dentist will ensure your gums, lips, and teeth are protected throughout the session while delivering excellent whitening results.
How Long Do the Results Last?After every session, our dentist will provide after-care instructions to help preserve your bright smile. These may include the use of a take-home bleaching system. We may create a custom whitening tray for you, so you can comfortably wear it for a couple of hours a night to boost your Zoom whitening results.
What Else to Expect from Zoom Whitening?We work closely with you to determine how white you want your teeth to be. Before the treatment, we evaluate your teeth and use a shade guide to help you decide your target shade. Our cosmetic dentist may recommend multiple sessions, but you should see results every after treatment. Take note, though that some stains, such as those related with certain medications, may be more difficult to lighten. Also, laser teeth whitening only works on natural teeth, not on veneers or crowns.
Why Choose iSmile Dental Group LLC?At iSmile Dental Group LLC, your smile is our priority. If you have yellow or stained teeth or simply want to refresh your look, trust us to help transform your smile into something brighter and more beautiful. We don’t only whiten your teeth but also help you have an amazing smile that lasts a lifetime. We do that through quality patient care and education. With us, you’re on the road to long-term oral health. Get ready to flash your pearly whites again. Schedule your appointment today.
Help Your Smile Shine BrightPeople have their teeth whitened on a regular basis so that they can look and feel great. As people age, it is common for teeth to become dull and yellow. This is in part due to age itself and also due to what a person eats and drinks. Drinking coffee, tea and wine, for example, can stain your teeth. Smoking and eating foods that contain food coloring can also stain your teeth. Brushing immediately after eating and drinking can help to prevent stains but is typically not enough to remove the risk entirely. Fortunately, stained and yellow teeth don’t have to stay that way.
Types of Whitening
There are several types of teeth bleaching that you can try. People typically start by using whitening toothpaste at home. This can help to brighten your teeth but is typically not enough to actually whiten them. We recommend toothpaste as part of an overall teeth whitening treatment but not by itself. After professional whitening, the toothpaste can help your teeth stay bright.Many people may try over the counter solutions like whitening trays or strips. These treatments work but not as well as professional solutions. As with most things, what you buy in the store is simply not as strong as what you can get from a medical professional. Additionally, store bought whitening trays are designed to fit everyone’s teeth, not your teeth specifically. This means that they can become loose, and the solution can leak, leading to gum irritation.
We recommend that people in Columbus, schedule an appointment with Pei Peng instead. Our professional tooth whitening solutions can transform the appearance of your teeth in a dynamic way. This is partially due to the strength of the solution that we use. Professional grade whitening gel can whiten teeth by eight shades or more vs. around two shades with store bought solutions. If you are looking for immediate and dramatic results, in-office whitening is a far better option.
Columbus Tooth WhiteningAt iSmile Dental Group LLC, we provide patients with information on two main types of dental whitening. Some dental offices provide whitening services in the office while others focus on treatments that can be completed at home. An in-office treatment can be done at the same time as a teeth cleaning or during a separate appointment. It is typically completed within an hour and produces immediately white teeth. For many people, this is an ideal solution because of how quickly it is finished.
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How It WorksWhen a whitening solution is applied to the teeth, the hydrogen peroxide inside of the solution penetrates through the enamel. It then starts the oxidation process where molecules are transformed to reflect less or no light. This makes them appear colorless, and teeth appear white. This process is typically extremely effective for eliminating stains and can be repeated frequently. On occasion, the stains are too strong for a teeth bleaching procedure to work. When this happens, we can provide an alternative treatment. For example, patients in Columbus can have dental veneers placed on the surface of teeth in order to cover dark stains. This is often preferable for patients that smoke since veneers are stain resistant and won’t yellow quickly like natural teeth. Still, it is wise to try a teeth whitening procedure first, before starting a cosmetic one. At iSmile Dental Group LLC, we also recommend that patients have their teeth whitened before having other dental procedures completed. Most of the materials that are used in dental restorations or for cosmetic purposes are stain resistant and bleach resistant. For example, a dental crown won’t stain or bleach but should maintain its initial coloring with time. When a crown, veneer, bridge, or implant is created in a dental lab, they are created to match the shade of the surrounding teeth. If the surrounding teeth are yellow, these restorations will be created in a yellow shade. If the surrounding teeth are a brilliant white, the restoration will be as well. This makes the timing of teeth whitening procedures important. If you live in the Columbus area and are interested in a dental restoration, schedule your teeth whitening procedure first.
Teeth Whitening FAQ
Q. Does tooth whitening cause permanent tooth sensitivity?
A. Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. If there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process.
Q. Can I get my teeth whitened?
A. Most people are candidates for tooth whitening, but again, each situation is unique and it's best to contact your dental professional.
Q. How long does tooth whitening last?
A. Typically you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to 10 years. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results.
Q. Is tooth bleaching safe?
A. Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe. You can protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.
Q. How much does tooth whitening cost?
A. Prices vary widely for tooth whitening. Over-the-counter kits can cost as little as $20, with extensive in-office procedures approaching up to $1,000. If you want professional whitening, expect the price to be around $300 to $800. If you want an at-home bleaching kit from your dentist, expect to pay between $300 and $600. Learn more about dental insurance and financing.
Q. Does tooth whitening affect fillings, veneers, or crowns?
A. Tooth whitening has little or no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns, but it may temporarily reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations. This is why it is a good idea to check with your dental professional before beginning any course of tooth whitening.
Q. Is the agent used in tooth whitening toxic?
A. Products developed from carbamide peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, and urea (substances found in every human cell), should be used cautiously to alleviate concern. Those who have issues are the ones who don't follow instructions and overuse the products for months or years.