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ZOOM! Teeth Whitening Treatment in Columbia

What Is ZOOM! Teeth Whitening?

For a variety of reasons, our teeth can become stained and discolored, even with daily brushing and cleaning. Columbia Dentistry offers effective Zoom!® teeth whitening treatment that can lighten your teeth by up to eight shades or more, giving you a movie-star smile in a quick procedure with immediate results! Teeth affected by staining agents such as wine, coffee, tobacco and soda can be significantly whitened with Zoom!® teeth whitening treatments. This fast, convenient procedure can also make your teeth resistant to future discoloration with results that are known to be long-lasting. The procedure involves coating the teeth with the Zoom!® teeth whitening gel, then applying a special low-heat light to the gel. The light breaks down hydrogen peroxide, allowing oxygen to bleach the dentin and the teeth enamel. The procedure typically lasts about one hour, and once it’s complete, you should see the results immediately.

A Radiant Smile for a Confident You

It's the first thing people notice about you – and when you feel good about it, it shows. Philips Zoom gives you the radiant results you want with a variety of professional whitening options to fit your lifestyle. And when it comes to whitening, like with everything having to do with your smile, your dentist is your best resource. That's why only dental professionals have access to the professional-strength whitening of Philips Zoom.
Get your most confident smile today with the #1 most patient-requested professional whitening brand – Philips Zoom.
A white, bright smile can be a confidence booster and a great way to get noticed. Depending on our everyday choices, we may not have the smile we always wanted. Wine, smoking, tea, soda and other foods and beverages can cause teeth staining.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes yellow teeth?
There are numerous types of teeth stains; some are genetic, environmental or pharmacological in nature. The most common are surface stains on the enamel or beneath the enamel in the dentin. Surface stains are caused by foods, beverages and lifestyle behaviors, like smoking. Over time, surface stains may penetrate the enamel and change the color of the dentin, which darkens the overall appearance of the tooth due to the translucency of the enamel layer. When this occurs, the tooth often appears yellow.
How do whitening products remove stains below the enamel?
Whitening products including hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which cause a chemical reaction that breaks apart the carbon bonds that create yellow stains. Once the bonds are broken, they no longer reflect a yellow color.
Is teeth whitening safe for my teeth?
As you would with any product you use on your body, be sure to follow the teeth whitening directions carefully. Some whitening products can irritate your gums or cause undue sensitivity if used improperly or too often.
The safest way to whiten your teeth is under the supervision of your dental professional who will assess your overall oral health, the health of your teeth and know the history of your teeth. For example, if your dental professional knows that you are prone to sensitivity, he or she may recommend a gentle formulation to ensure you get the results you are looking for with a treatment that you will enjoy.
How long does my treatment last?
Most whitening services are designed to last for a long period of time, but relapse is not uncommon due to personal behaviors that restain your teeth.
How do I choose the right Philips Zoom whitening solution?
Philips Zoom is a professional solution only available at your dental professional's office. During the consultation with your dental professional, he or she may recommend a solution that best fits your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.
How can I maintain my white teeth after a Philips Zoom treatment?
Your dental professional will give you instructions for care before and after your treatment. There are several options to maintain your white smile, including: Philips Zoom DayWhite Touch-up take-home whitening, Philips Zoom Whitening Pen and Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush.
What is the cost of the Philips Zoom procedures?
Prices vary depending on the treatment and whitening procedure.
What are ZOOM! candidate qualifications?
A consultation is recommended to ensure no underlying oral health issues. Patients should also receive an oral prophylaxis prior to their tooth whitening appointment. As with any other whitening, you may want to treat existing issues before recommending a whitening treatment, and disqualify any patient who is perio-involved, exhibits failing restorations or is otherwise in an unhealthy oral state.
We recommend that the following whitening candidates consult a medical doctor before use:
  • Pregnant and lactating mothers
  • People currently being treated by their physician for a serious illness or disorder (e.g., immune compromised, AIDS, uncontrolled diabetes, etc.)
  • Children under the age of 13 years
  • Light-sensitive individuals, including those on PUVA (Psoralen + UV Radiation) or other photochemotherapy
  • Patients taking any photo-reactive drugs or substances, whether over-the-counter (O.T.C.), prescription or homeopathic
  • Patients who are not eligible for Zoom In-Office Whitening for these reasons may be excellent candidates Zoom NiteWhite or Zoom DayWhite At-Home Whitening Systems.
How long does ZOOM in-office whitening take?
After the initial recommended oral exam, the complete procedure takes one office visit. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by three, 15-minute bleaching sessions with an optional fourth 15-minute session to be dispensed at the discretion of the dental professional.

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