Teeth Whitening

Kerry M. Bloom, DDS -  - Dentist

Kerry M. Bloom, DDS

Dentist located in Houston, TX

Did you know that smiling can be good for your health? Research shows smiling releases brain chemicals that help to reduce stress and boost your mood. But may be a bit hesitant to show off a dull, dingy smile. At his advanced general dentistry practice in Houston, Texas, Kerry M. Bloom, DDS, quickly and safely whitens and brightens smiles by up to eight shades with Philips Zoom in-office whitening. For whiter teeth without pain or sensitivity, call or click to schedule your professional teeth whitening today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes stained teeth?

Have you noticed recently that your teeth aren’t quite as white as they used to be? They may look a bit yellow, gray, or have noticeable stains. There are many reasons your teeth stop looking white and bright.

Some stains only penetrate the outer layer – or enamel – of the tooth. Other stains are caused by darkening of the inner structure of the tooth, called the dentin. Stained or yellow teeth can be caused by:

  • Certain foods and drinks, including coffee and red wine
  • Exposure to excess fluoride in childhood
  • Exposure to certain antibiotics in childhood
  • Smoking
  • Thinning of the enamel causing the dentin to show through
  • Trauma to the tooth

What is professional teeth whitening?

There are many different whitening products on the market: toothpastes, gels, strips, and even chewing gum. Yet none of these over-the-counter products offer the long-lasting, superior results that come from professional teeth whitening,

Dr. Bloom and his team recommend Philips Zoom in-office whitening to whiten teeth by up to eight shades. Zoom in-office whitening is a better option than home whitening products because:

  • Zoom in-office whitening only takes around an hour
  • Zoom is the number one professional whitening brand requested by patients
  • Zoom offers more powerful results, whitening teeth by up to eight shades
  • Zoom provides custom trays and a take-home kit for touch-ups
  • Zoom results last as long as 12-18 months
  • Zoom’s protective sealant protects gums from sensitivity
  • Zoom whitening is supervised by a dental professional

How does Zoom teeth bleaching work? How long will it last?

Dr. Bloom begins by prepping your mouth for treatment. He covers your lips and gums before applying a layer of advanced whitening gel to your teeth.

Next, he shines a special LED lamp on your teeth to speed up the whitening process, repeating this step multiple times for maximum results. Finally, Dr. Bloom applies a post-treatment gel to your teeth to protect the enamel and minimize sensitivity.

In-office teeth whitening is painless and takes around an hour from prep to finish. Use your Zoom at-home touch-up kit and avoid smoking and foods that commonly stain teeth to maintain your new white smile.

Zoom teeth whitening results generally last anywhere from 12-18 months, though individual results will vary.

Take years off your smile or look your best for that special occasion with Zoom in-office whitening. Call or click to schedule your appointment for professional teeth whitening today.

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