Oral Hygiene and Preventive Care
Registered Dental Hygienist Ofelia Ivanov, BS, RDH is highly trained and experienced professional, will keep your mouth feeling healthier.
Our maintenance program includes regular oral hygiene care and examinations. Any cleaning done in our office will leave you teeth cleaner and whiter - because we use the baking soda and the ultrasound, when dealing with this delicate matter.
Check your mouth regularly - gum disease is one of the main reasons why adults lose their teeth. Prevention is the most important step you can take to preserve your oral health. Visit professional hygienist regularly to maintain your healthy smile.
White teeth indicate healthy teeth. They also improve the self-confidence of a person. A person's lifestyle as well as the aging
processes can darken and stain the teeth. Drinking tea, coffee, red wine and cola, and smoking stain the teeth. Teeth whitening can be done using therapeutic toothpaste, paint on gels, or whitening strips. Teeth whitening gel involves bleaching the teeth at home using commercial gels. Laser
treatment can also be used in the dentist's chair where the gel is applied using a laser. This is of course, a more long-lasting method.
In our practice we use the Zoom Whitening System which is a scientifically advanced, patent pending tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective and fast, very fast. In just 45 minutes your teeth will become dramatically whiter. Zoom! Chairside Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom! In comparison to days of wearing trays or strips, makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.
The procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. The dental hygienist then applies the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel, which was designed to be used with a specially designed light. The Zoom! Light and gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up stains and discoloration. With proper care your smile will sparkle for years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Zoom! Tooth whiteing?
A: Zoom! Is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
Q: What causes tooth discoloration?
A: 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.
Q: Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
A: Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure though a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Q: Is whitening safe?
A: 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.
Q: How lond do the results last?
A: By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! Weekender or Nite White gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dentist.
Q: How does the Zoom! In-office System work?
A: The Zoom! Light activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide 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 the Zoom! Lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26$ or more, giving an average improvement of eight shades.
Q: What does a patient experience during the Zoom! In-Office Procedure?
A: During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.