To qualify, you need to have an initial office visit, including necessary X-rays, an exam, and a cleaning. As long as you don’t have any cavities, we will make your whitening trays. Those trays are yours to keep, and we give you whitening gel and instructions. Every six months, when you come back for your cleanings, you get more whitening gel. It’s as simple as that!
If you want a brilliant smile in a hurry, just Zoom it! This advanced teeth whitening system utilizes potent, light-activated gel to achieve a stark improvement in a matter of minutes. It is performed by a dental professional, using a special protocol to prevent the bleaching gel from contacting your gums. The result is a safe and powerful treatment with immediate results.
The procedure is straightforward and comfortable. Here's what you can expect:
First, we isolate teeth from soft tissue to ensure precise application.
Next, we apply a precise amount of whitening gel.
We activate the gel using a blue activation light for about 15 minutes.
Finally, the gel is removed, revealing a noticeably whiter smile.
You can have up to four 15-minute sessions in one appointment, depending on your desired shade of whiteness.
Many new patients choose to Zoom! away years of stains and then participate in the whitening for life program to maintain their brilliant smiles. If you are interested in Zoom, whitening for life, or a combination, it is easy to get started.
No, most patients don't find a Zoom! teeth whitening procedure painful or even uncomfortable. After a Zoom whitening treatment, some patients may experience minor tooth sensitivity as their teeth adjust, but it typically goes away quickly and can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
How long your Zoom! teeth whitening session takes will depend on the condition of your teeth and aesthetic goals. Most Zoom! treatments are about 45 minutes to one hour.
Results are unique for each patient; however, many patients can see results that get their teeth up to 6 – 8 shades whiter.
How often you should have a teeth whitening treatment will depend on the health of your teeth and overall oral health. In general, it is not recommended to have more than one Zoom! whitening treatment a year, but for some patients, a touch-up may be recommended after six months.
Yes, at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville, we offer a range of teeth whitening options to cater to different preferences and needs. In addition to Zoom! teeth whitening, we provide custom-made whitening trays and professional-grade whitening gel for at-home use. These trays can be used to achieve gradual and effective teeth whitening results in the comfort of your own home. Our dental professionals can guide you in selecting the most suitable teeth whitening option based on your goals and dental condition.
Teeth whitening treatments, including Zoom! and at-home whitening, are generally safe and well-tolerated. However, some individuals may experience temporary tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, or mild discomfort during or after the treatment. These side effects are usually mild and transient. Our dental team will take necessary precautions to minimize any potential discomfort and provide you with instructions on how to manage any temporary side effects.
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic dental procedure for most individuals. However, it may not be suitable for everyone. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our dental professionals to assess your oral health, discuss your goals, and determine the best course of action. If you have dental restorations, such as dental crowns or veneers, they may not respond to teeth whitening treatments. In such cases, our team can explore alternative options to enhance your smile.