Goli Javaher, DDS
Restorative & Cosmetic Dentist located in Los Angeles, CA
Do you dream of having a bright, white Hollywood-worthy smile? If so, know that you're not alone. A recent survey found that 80% of Americans between the ages of 18-49 say they want whiter teeth, too. At the practice of Goli Javaher, DDS, in Brentwood, Los Angeles, the team proudly offers patients access to Philips Zoom! In-office whitening. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of professional teeth whitening, call or click and make your appointment today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
Why do teeth turn yellow?
When you look in the mirror, have you noticed that your teeth are a dull brown or dingy yellow color? Although startling, tooth discoloration is a part of the normal aging process. Over the years, the outer layer of your teeth, or enamel, cracks, chips, and wears away, revealing the inner portion of your teeth, or dentin. Dentin is naturally yellow in color, and becomes increasingly visible.
Other factors that can cause your teeth to yellow, include:
- Smoking cigarettes
- Chewing tobacco
- Drinking dark-colored beverages
- Poor oral hygiene
- Certain foods such as berries or pasta sauce
Some prescription medications can also make your teeth turn yellow.
What is Philips Zoom! Teeth whitening?
The Zoom! Teeth whitening system is a revolutionary advancement in teeth whitening treatment capable of whitening your teeth by up to eight shades in one single, 90-minute treatment session. During a Zoom! in-office whitening treatment, your provider or a dental hygienist applies Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to the surface of your teeth.
After applying the solution, you put on a special pair of protective glasses, and your provider points a special light at your teeth. The light triggers a chemical solution, which causes the peroxide to bubble, eradicating stains and discoloration.
Your dentist or dental hygienist completes this process three separate times until your teeth are white and shiny. Once you’re finished, your dentist applies a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste and you’re given a list of care instructions. Note than individual results may vary.
Is Zoom! Teeth whitening safe?
Zoom! Teeth whitening is safe and well-tolerated. The Zoom! System’s main bleaching ingredient is carbamide peroxide, a harmless byproduct of hydrogen peroxide. In addition, Zoom! Teeth whitening regularly undergoes testing by regulatory bodies like the FDA.
Does Zoom! Teeth whitening provide permanent results?
The results of Zoom! Teeth whitening aren’t permanent, but there’s plenty you can do to prevent stains from coming back.
To achieve the best possible results, the team at the practice of Goli Javaher, DDS recommends you quit smoking, practice good oral hygiene, and visit the office every six months for a professional oral exam and cleaning.
If you’re unhappy with the color or aesthetic appearance of your smile, schedule a teeth whitening consultation with the caring team at the practice of Goli Javaher, DDS by calling or clicking the online booking tool.