While the eyes are said to be the windows to our souls, there may be nothing that says more about us than our smile. Besides helping to make a positive first impression, having a bright, white smile provides confidence and allows us to express ourselves authentically.
Rancho Dental in Temecula, California, offers professional teeth whitening for both in-office treatment and at-home use with the Zoom! Whitening System.
Unlike other teeth whitening systems, Zoom! Teeth Whitening is a simple and short procedure performed by our dentists. It is safe, comfortable, and the results are immediate and long-lasting.
Are You a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Our smiles can become discolored over time. If your teeth have extrinsic stains due to the consumption of highly-pigmented foods and beverages, like wine and coffee, or from tobacco use, teeth whitening may be right for you.
When Are Teeth Whitening Treatments Not Appropriate?
The following conditions may require alternative or additional treatments to achieve a beautiful and bright smile.
- Teeth that are chipped or cracked
- Teeth that are small or misshapen
- Teeth that have intrinsic stains
Chipped, cracked, and misshapen teeth are better treated with veneers. These ultra-thin shells can address these issues and brighten your teeth as well.
Additionally, intrinsic discoloration, caused by medications, illness, and genetics, exists throughout the tooth and not just on the surface layers. This may not be able to be adjusted with teeth whitening treatments.
With some structural issues, you can combine veneers and teeth whitening. This process involves whitening the intact teeth first and then matching the veneers to the treated teeth since porcelain prosthetics and restorations cannot be whitened.
The skilled cosmetic dentists at Rancho Dental have years of experience with teeth whitening. If you are looking for dental care, please contact us to make an appointment by calling (951) 699-4746.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Your dentist will apply the specially formulated Zoom! Teeth Whitening solution to each tooth and direct the activating light toward your teeth. This 15-minute process is repeated three times to achieve the best results, and that’s it — you’re done.
One in-office session of Zoom! Teeth Whitening is all it takes to brighten your smile up to eight shades.
In addition, we will also provide you with a touch-up teeth whitening kit, including a desensitizing gel and instructions that can be used at home to maintain your sparkling white teeth.
At-Home Teeth Whitening With Zoom!
For those who prefer the convenience of teeth whitening at home, we also offer the Zoom! Teeth Whitening take-home kit. This kit comes with customized trays to give you a brighter and whiter smile in seven to 14 days when worn for 30 minutes a day.
The Zoom! Teeth Whitening system has revolutionized teeth whitening for better results with little to no sensitivity!
At Rancho Dental in Temecula, we offer Zoom! Teeth Whitening because we know it will give our patients the results they want safely and effectively.
What to Expect After Teeth Whitening
Whether you have your teeth whitened in our office or at home, you will have a significantly brighter smile that you’ll be happy to show off.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
As long as you care for your teeth, avoid foods and beverages that stain your enamel, and use your touch-up gel regularly, your teeth can remain whiter indefinitely.
You can ask for a new supply of touch-up teeth whitening solution at your regular cleaning appointment, if you need some.
How Do I Care for My Teeth After Teeth Whitening?
Your teeth will be more porous right after teeth whitening, so you should avoid the following beverages to reduce the risk of staining your newly whitened teeth for at least two days.
- Coffee and tea
- Soft drinks
These drinks can stain your teeth, with wine and soft drinks being highly acidic. Even after the two days are up, we recommend drinking water after consuming acidic beverages.
If you must drink any of these, drink them through a straw to help minimize contact with your teeth.
Additionally, the following foods should be avoided:
- Candy and chocolate
- Dark fruits
How Much Is Teeth Whitening?
The cost of teeth whitening can vary significantly based on your location and the type of treatment used. During your consultation here at Rancho Dental, we will provide you with options for teeth whitening and review the costs associated with your choice of treatment.
Other Dental Services We Offer in Temecula
If teeth whitening is not right for you, you may want to consider one of the following options:
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
Does teeth whitening hurt?
The Zoom! Teeth Whitening procedure shouldn’t hurt, and if you follow the post-whitening instructions, you should feel little to no sensitivity.
Is teeth whitening covered by insurance?
No, teeth whitening is considered a cosmetic treatment and is not covered by insurance.
Can teeth whitening treat cavities?
No, teeth whitening should not be performed on unhealthy teeth. Cavities and other oral health concerns should be addressed before any type of teeth whitening treatments are performed.
How long does teeth whitening take?
In-office teeth whitening usually takes about an hour. It will take seven to 14 days to see results with professional strength at-home teeth whitening treatments.
How will my smile look after teeth whitening?
After teeth whitening, your smile will be brighter and whiter and more inviting than before, and you’ll have the confidence to smile wide!
How white will my teeth be after teeth whitening?
After teeth whitening with Zoom, you can expect your teeth to get up to eight shades whiter.
Contact Rancho Dental Temecula for Your Cosmetic Dentistry Needs
If you are in the Temecula, California, area and are interested in learning more about teeth whitening with Zoom!, give the team at Rancho Dental a call. We are happy to answer your questions and schedule your consultation.
Call 951-699-4746 today or use our contact form.