One of the most distinguishing human traits is a person’s smile. Because of this, it’s important to be confident in your smile, which can’t always happen if your teeth are discolored. At Brookfield Family Dental Art in Brookfield, Connecticut, Rawa Hassan, DDS, and her team can give you a bright, shiny, and white smile through the use of Zoom® teeth whitening. To whiten your teeth a few shades brighter, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What teeth-whitening services are offered?
Brookfield Family Dental Art offers the most advanced in-office teeth-whitening solution, called Zoom®. This is a great way to whiten your teeth a few shades brighter within one hour, with results that last for months.
Zoom teeth whitening is popular with patients for the following reasons:
- The level of whitening you receive is customizable
- It’s stronger and more thorough than over-the-counter products
- It provides a boost in your confidence and desire to smile
To remove your teeth’s stains using the best teeth-whitening solution you can get, contact the dental staff at Brookfield Family Dental Art for an appointment.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Whitening your teeth using the FDA-approved Zoom treatment is completely safe and doesn’t have any long-term side effects, as long as it’s done in moderation.
After your treatment, you may experience slightly irritated gums or sensitive teeth. These symptoms should subside within the first two days.
What can I expect during my teeth-whitening treatment?
While the teeth-whitening treatment takes roughly one hour, Dr. Hassan and her staff like to first do a thorough teeth cleaning to get rid of plaque and tartar stains. This brings up the total time to about 90 minutes.
To begin whitening, the dental staff applies a protective gel over your lips and gums, leaving your teeth exposed. Afterward, they apply the Zoom whitening gel onto your teeth and use a special laser designed to activate the whitening solution. The gel remains on your teeth for 15 minutes before being reapplied.
The process of placing the gel on your teeth consists of three 15-minute sessions. Once the treatment is done, the dental staff cleans the whitening gel residue off your teeth. You should notice the results of your teeth whitening instantly.
Can I whiten my teeth at home?
Absolutely. Dr. Hassan offers Zoom take-home whitening — including DayWhite trays you wear for up to 90 minutes during the day or NiteWhite trays you can wear overnight — so you can brighten your smile at your convenience. She prescribes the right home-whitening kit for your smile goals and your teeth, then makes a customized tray so your at-home whitening is comfortable, effective, and safe. With Zoom take-home whitening, you get noticeable results in just two weeks.
How do I keep my teeth from discoloring?
Your teeth can become discolored and stained for several reasons, including:
- Tobacco use
- Inadequate brushing and flossing
- Food choices, like tomato sauce
- Beverages such as coffee and wine
By practicing proper oral hygiene habits, you can prevent your teeth from staining. It’s also important you visit Dr. Hassan and her dental staff at least twice a year for your dental checkups and cleanings.
To have a smile that you’re proud to show off, call Brookfield Family Dental Art today to learn more about Zoom teeth whitening. You can also book your appointment online.