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Smile Whitening

Zoom Your Way to Whiter Teeth

added on: September 15, 2015

There’s nothing like a bright white smile. Typical over-the-counter oral care products try to capitalize on the public’s desire to have whiter teeth. From toothpaste to mouthwash, and even toothbrushes, a variety of brands promise “extreme whitening” or “brightening boost”. While these products will help improve your oral hygiene, for the best whitening experience, visit Piedmont Smiles today. All new patients receive free whitening with their exam! What’s better than that?

How Do Teeth Become Discolored?

There are many causes of tooth discoloration including:

  • Excessive tobacco smoking or chewing of tobacco products.
  • Poor oral hygiene, including regular flossing and brushing.
  • Yellowing due to certain medications.
  • Loss of minerals due to age, causing the enamel to discolor and become brittle.

The Zoom Tooth Whitening Procedure

Professional whitening treatments are the best way to get rid of stained, yellowed, or discolored teeth. The Zoom System is one professional method of whitening created by Philips.

It’s non-invasive, and can typically be performed by a hygienist right in the office. After a thorough cleaning, a protective gel is applied to the lips and gums.

Next, the specialized Zoom whitening gel is applied to the teeth. This gel contains hydrogen peroxide, which is activated when exposed to a specific laser light. The light transforms the hydrogen peroxide into oxygen molecules, which penetrate the enamel and dentin, and break up the stains.

As stain particles break up, more light is able to pass through the enamel, making the teeth look brighter.


Zoom professional whitening is quick and you can see results immediately. The procedure is painless and effective. Some patients report increased sensitivity, however it is often temporary. Sensitivity is a common side effect with most whitening treatments.

Zoom has different levels of whitening, in which your teeth are exposed to the light and gel for less time, which can reduce sensitivity.

The results usually last around a year, but vary from patient to patient. Refraining from smoking and consuming staining foods and beverages will help prolong your result. Good oral hygiene will help keep your smile brighter, as well as your mouth healthy overall.

Piedmont Smiles brings Zoom whitening technology to the Atlanta area. Contact us today and find out how we can help you zoom into a whiter smile, and visit our Promotions page to learn more about our New Patient/Free Whitening offer!