Healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime…that is the goal of Dr. Wali Hamidy and his team of dedicated staff at La Jolla Dental Image Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in La Jolla, CA. However, we all know that even the healthiest teeth and gums may not always be as bright and shining as we would like.
That is why this dental office is so proud to offer the innovative and highly successful ZOOM! Whitening treatment. Designed to provide a reliable solution to discoloration from smoking, drinking beverages prone to staining teeth (coffee, tea, wine or some sodas), and even just the aging process, this chair side treatment uses a safe and amazingly effective gel and light system that can whiten the teeth from six to ten shades lighter in under an hour’s time!
Am I a Candidate?
Are you someone with healthy teeth and gums that has become frustrated by any mild to moderate discoloration in your teeth? If so, you should schedule an appointment to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options with Dr. Hamidy. Known for his patience and thoroughness in reviewing patients’ options, he can tell you if ZOOM! Teeth Whitening is the right answer for your needs.
As a general dentist, Dr. Hamidy will want first to make certain that your gums and teeth are as healthy as possible. He and his team will discuss any oral hygiene concerns or questions you might have and determine if lifestyle habits are the cause of any discoloration. Understanding if you are a smoker or someone who consumes staining beverages is an important part of choosing the ZOOM! Whitening process.
Also, as part of the ZOOM! Whitening procedure, you will have a full cleaning in order to be sure your teeth and gums are in the best conditions possible. Then, Dr. Hamidy and the team need to determine if you have pre-existing dental work, such as veneers or crowns, as these will not change color when introduced to ZOOM! Whitening and may need to be replaced.
How Is It Done?
At La Jolla Dental Image, patients receiving whitening will have their gums and lips covered with a special material that prevents the whitening agent from coming into contact with them. Then the ZOOM! compound is applied to the teeth. This gel is activated by a special light that causes the compound to eliminate stains.
In three 15-minute sessions, the gel is applied, exposed to the light, removed and re-applied. Each application causes more whitening and deeper stain removal to occur. After 45 minutes, the process is done and a special finishing gel (with fluoride) is applied to help retain the results and reduce any temporary sensitivity in the teeth.
Patients having their teeth whitened are also given a home use kit that features their very own custom-fit trays and special syringes with whitening gel. Using them will help to combat new stains and prolong the results of the initial treatment.
If you are in need of a cosmetic dentist as well as a reliable and trusted general dentist, turn to Dr. Hamidy at La Jolla Dental Image. He and his enthusiastic and friendly team are here to answer your questions about ZOOM! Whitening. Whether you are just considering it as a cosmetic option, or you want to review all options for your discolored or stained teeth, we have the answers and are happy to review all of the treatments available. You can contact us today at 858-202-0481, or use our online contact form and one of our staff will be in touch.
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