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Professional Teeth Whitening: The Simplest Way to Look Years Younger

Professional Teeth Whitening: The Simplest Way to Look Years Younger

Are dingy teeth giving away your age or, worse yet, making you look older than you are? If so, you’re not alone.

As we age, tooth enamel thins and becomes more fragile, making it more susceptible to staining from coffee, wine, and smoking. That causes teeth to lose their luster and appear darker, and the thicker, yellowish dentin inside the tooth can show through the thinner enamel. 

Dingy teeth not only make you look older but can also make you look unhealthy. Fortunately, you can quickly turn back the hands of time with Zoom! professional teeth whitening.

Get a Zoom! treatment at the Scott Young, DDS office in The Woodlands, Texas, and leave with teeth up to eight shades whiter in less than an hour. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Zoom! teeth whitening.

Zoom! can zap your stains

Your session starts with a thorough cleaning to remove surface stains, plaque, and bacteria. Then, we protect your gums and other soft tissues with rubber guards and protective gels. Finally, we apply the whitening compound to your teeth and activate it with a special light.

We repeat this process up to four times (15 minutes each) until we reach your desired goal. Once we’re finished, you brush, rinse, and go outside to show off your new smile.

If you prefer a more gradual process, opt for an at-home version of Zoom! With the at-home versions, you get the same excellent results but on your schedule and in the privacy of your home. Most patients opt for in-office treatment and use at-home kits to maintain the results.

Our take-home kits include custom-made trays that fit your teeth snugly and minimize tooth sensitivity. You can use your Zoom! regularly, or just when you feel you need a touch-up.

Professional teeth whitening vs. over-the-counter products

Walk the aisle of any grocery or drugstore these days, and you’ll find a mind-boggling array of toothpastes that claim they can whiten your teeth. They can usually remove minor surface stains but can’t reach the deep-set stains from years of eating, drinking, smoking, and living. 

Store-bought whitening gels and strips contain significantly less hydrogen peroxide, the active whitening ingredient, than professional products.

Extending your Zoom! results

To maintain the dazzling effects of your freshly whitened teeth, follow these tips: 

Ready to brighten your smile? Contact Dr. Young by phone or online today to book your appointment. Nothing sets off a summer tan better than gleaming pearly whites.

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