Teeth Whitening services offered in Turlock CA
If you have stained or discolored teeth due to tobacco use, the natural aging process, or coffee consumption, teeth whitening can transform your smile. At VaraniSmile, general dentist Antoine Varani, DDS, provides in-office teeth whitening to adults and teens with Philips Zoom! This cutting-edge whitening system can make your teeth eight* shades brighter in under an hour. To make an appointment at the practice in Turlock, California, call the office today or book online.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a type of cosmetic dentistry. It’s used to remove stains from the surface of your teeth. There are many whitening systems on the market, but VaraniSmile uses Philips Zoom!
Philips Zoom! whitens your teeth with a hydrogen peroxide gel. When your VaraniSmile provider applies the gel to your teeth, it oxidizes the molecules within, making your enamel appear whiter and more vibrant.
What causes teeth to change color?
Most people experience tooth discoloration due to the natural aging process. Years of biting and chewing cause your enamel to wear down, revealing the yellow dentin underneath.
You might also develop tooth stains as a result of:
- Tobacco use
- Taking medication with tetracycline
- Eating certain foods like berries, tomatoes, or curries
- Drinking certain beverages like coffee or black tea
- Oral trauma
Your commitment to oral hygiene also plays a role. It’s possible to minimize stains and discoloration by brushing and flossing daily.
What does teeth whitening involve?
At VaraniSmile, teeth whitening takes a single appointment that lasts 45-60 minutes.
Before whitening your teeth, your VaraniSmile provider covers your gums and tongue with a protective rubber dam. Then, they carefully apply the Zoom! Whitening gel to each of your teeth. After the gel rests for 15-20 minutes, your provider uses a special light to trigger a whitening reaction.
The light causes the gel to oxidize the molecules in your tooth enamel, transforming the appearance of your smile. Your provider repeats the same steps several times until you’re happy with the results.
Are the results of Philips Zoom! Teeth whitening permanent?
The results of teeth whitening with Philips Zoom! aren’t permanent, but it’s possible to maintain them for 4-6* months and sometimes even longer. VaraniSmile recommends:
- Brushing your teeth twice daily
- Drinking dark beverages like coffee with a straw
- Quitting tobacco use
- Visiting VaraniSmile two times a year
If you notice stains starting to build up on your teeth again, then it’s time to request a follow-up appointment at VaraniSmile.
To learn more about the benefits of teeth whitening with Philips Zoom! make an appointment at VaraniSmile by calling the office today or using the online scheduling tool.
*Individual results may vary.