Dr. Behroozan is now offering several different, state of the art whitening techniques that can help whiten your teeth. After evaluating your smile, we can help recommend which suits you best.
One of the most sought methods is one-hour whitening. Having completed over a hundred one hour Zoom Whitening procedures, Dr. Behroozan can dramatically whiten your teeth in just about an hour. The ZOOM Advanced Power Plus! Chair side Whitening System is safe, fast and effective.
We also offer home bleaching teeth whitening. With this system, you can whiten your teeth at home at your convenience. It can be used independently or as a supplement to the Zoom Advanced Power Plus one hour procedure. There are now two main ways that we offer take home systems. One is with custom fitted trays that are sized exactly to each individuals teeth. These are reusable and offer a long term whitening solution. The other is with pre-loaded whitening trays that adapt to the shape of your teeth. Both are quite convenient and offer prescription strength bleaching power that is up to 10 times stronger than over the counter bleach. Another very effective technique that our patients are buzzing about is our jet whitening technique. Oftentimes, we include this with our cleaning appointments. Please see our section: Ultrasonic cleanings with jet whitening. Dr. Behrooozan’s jet whitening photos have been published worldwide and are considered one of the safest whitening techniques available.
What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Dr. Behroozan can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Is whitening safe?
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! Is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
How does the Zoom! In-Office System work? The Zoom!
light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide gel is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of Zoom! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 33% or more, giving an average improvement of eight shades.
What does a patient experience during the Zoom! In-Office procedure?
During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Many actually fall asleep.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after completion of the treatment.