The demand for a bright and white smile is skyrocketing. In the United States, the teeth whitening market climbed to over $6 million — and it’s only growing.
If you’re ready to join in the revolution of more radiant smiles, come see Dr. Ryan Fait and our team at Southern California General & Cosmetic Dentistry, located in Long Beach and Avalon, California. We offer Philips Zoom!®, the most advanced light-powered teeth whitening system available, as your answer to the ho-hum results from drug store kits.
Understand the threats
The enamel — the hard outer surface of your teeth — gives your teeth their color. The shade of enamel varies from person to person, but generally, it’s usually a shade of white. However, there are a few factors that can contribute to discoloration, including:
What you’re eating
Everything you eat or drink has the potential to discolor your teeth, some more than others. For instance, two notorious tooth stainers are your cup of morning coffee or your glass of wine in the evening. Pigment-rich foods like beets, berries, and tomatoes also cause stains, regardless of how well you brush.
Everything wears with age, including your teeth. As the enamel on your teeth gradually wears away, the underlying dentin, which has a brown tinge, shows through and makes your teeth look dingy.
Lifestyle choices and bad habits can also cause discoloration. Years of poor dental hygiene can leave you with a lifetime’s worth of stains. Tobacco products seep into your enamel and turn them a muddy yellow. There are even some medications that can change your tooth color, namely antibiotics.
The good news is that no matter what’s caused your discoloration, we have the perfect solution with our advanced whitening system.
Getting to know your options
Having many teeth whitening options can get confusing. DIY solutions, promises in a box, and other smile-brightening gimmicks are everywhere — and they’re not doing much to brighten your smile.
The only way to get the best results is to see the professionals. We offer Zoom!, the industry’s leading teeth whitening system. Its proven chemical formula has the highest amount of hydrogen peroxide available in a gel to blast away deep-set stains. Even if you could find that level of concentration at the store, it wouldn’t be safe to use on your own.
But it doesn’t stop there. Zoom! also harnesses the power of light. Once Dr. Fait has applied the gel to your teeth, he directs a specialized light to activate the gel. That speeds up your treatment, giving you the best results in the shortest amount of time.
Zoom! treatments offer a brighter and whiter smile in about an hour — something drugstore strips simply can’t compete with. On average, our patients enjoy a smile that’s eight shades brighter.
What’s more, you can take the power of our in-office whitening treatments home with the Zoom! take-home system.
That’s not all
Zoom! is one of the most effective teeth whitening systems available, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook once you leave our office. Your results should last for at least a year, but if you want them to last longer, follow these tips:
- Brush and floss daily
- Rinse your mouth after meals, especially when consuming stain-causing ingredients
- Avoid foods that contain food color
- Keep up with your dental cleanings
Ready to brighten your smile? We’d love to talk with you. Call or click to schedule an appointment at either our Avalon or Long Beach, California, offices today.