When summer rolls around, there are few things better than shirking off your parka and slipping into board-walk-ready duds. But we know that it’s not just about what you’re wearing. Your summer look isn’t complete without a glowing tan and a shimmering smile to match.
Fortunately, you can get a summer-ready smile faster than you think.
Dr. Lana Rozenberg offers the most advanced teeth whitening system available: Philips Zoom!® Here’s what you should know about how to take your teeth from dingy to dazzling.
Before we help you brighten your smile, it’s important to understand why it’s become discolored in the first place. Your enamel, the hard outer surface of your teeth, varies in color for each person but is typically a shade of white. Several factors can change that, though.
Any type of food or drink you consume can possibly discolor your teeth. Some items are more likely than others though, especially the greatest threat from your early morning cup of coffee or tea. Beets, berries, and red wine can also leave behind stains that even the most diligent oral hygiene routine can’t erase.
It’s sad but true — as you get older, everything eventually breaks down, including your enamel. Your teeth develop a yellow or dingy color when the underlying brown dentin starts to show through as this protective enamel layer wears away.
Certain lifestyle factors and choices can also contribute to tooth discoloration. Poor hygiene over the years can lead to a lifetime of stains. Tobacco — whether you smoke it or chew it — gradually seeps into your enamel and turns your teeth a muddy, yellow hue.
There are even some medications (namely antibiotics) that can also change your tooth color from the inside out.
Whatever’s behind your less-than-white teeth, the good news is that our Zoom! Whitening system is the perfect solution.
Especially when summer is just around the corner, it may be tempting to buy a teeth-whitening kit at your local drugstore and do the job yourself, but if you do, you’ll likely be disappointed with the results. While you may notice a slight change, it won’t be dramatic and the results won’t last long either. This isn’t surprising since the product contains very weak ingredients.
The reason professional teeth whitening has better results is because our licensed expert is qualified to work with much more potent chemicals. The Philips Zoom! Gel contains up to 40% hydrogen peroxide — something you’d never get at the store. Even if you could, it’s not safe for the average consumer to use unsupervised.
With Zoom!, you get safe and dramatic results in an hour. In fact, most of our patients have their smiles brightened by eight shades in just a single, one-hour visit.
At Rozenberg Dental NYC, your session starts with a thorough cleaning to get rid of any surface stains, plaque, and bacteria. Then we take steps to protect your gums and other soft tissues by placing 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 time) until we reach your desired goal. Once we’re finished, you brush, rinse, and leave our office with a brand new smile.
Your Zoom! results should last for 1-3 years, but to keep the dazzling effects of your bright, white teeth from fading early, we recommend that you follow these simple, common-sense tips:
If you’d like to dramatically improve your smile in just one hour, schedule an appointment to set up your Zoom! Teeth Whitening appointment by calling our New York, New York office or booking online today.