About Teeth Whitening
Our dentists at Emigh Dental Care in Long Beach, CA understand that regular brushing and flossing may not be enough to achieve the bright smile patients desire. This is why we offer Philips Zoom in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments. With an in-office laser whitening treatment, patients will be able to see their results immediately. However, if patients prefer an at-home treatment, once our office has taken an impression of the teeth for customized trays, then patients can take home one of our Zoom whitening kits. This will allow them the convenience and ease of achieving a whiter smile in the comfort of their own home and schedule. If patients are interested in Zoom teeth whitening, they should call our Southern California office today to learn more.
Zoom Whitening Reviews
"I've been to Dr. Emigh's office twice in the past two weeks and I think the doc and his office are fantastic. I was no longer happy with my previous dentist and received a postcard in the mail offering free bleach trays and bleach or the 1 hour Zoom whitening for half off, so I thought I would give them a try. The office is like 5 minutes from my house, right next to Cal State LB. They just remodeled the office and had a nice waiting area complete with mini-fridge offering bottled water and apple juice. The dental chairs all have a flat screen TV to watch during procedures, as well as built in back massagers!!! Dr. Emigh works along with his son and both of their wives are hygienists as well. The elder Dr. Emigh wife cleaned my teeth and she did a great job and was really amiable. I need to go back for periodontal cleanings and they do that in office as well. I also had a filling done and Dr. Emigh did a fabulous job. So far I've been really impressed and my hubby also went in for a cleaning/exam with the younger Dr. Emigh and was quite pleased."- L.P. / Yelp / Aug 04, 2008
What to Expect
Before starting a teeth whitening treatment, a thorough examination is conducted by our dentists to assess the teeth, including the condition of the enamel. Based on the exam, the appropriate method will be thoroughly discussed with the patient and selected. It’s important for patients to understand that if enamel is in overall poor condition, the teeth will be too sensitive for teeth whitening to work. Our dentists may recommend porcelain veneers, which achieve teeth whitening by bonding a custom-made veneer over the natural tooth. For patients whose mouths are in good condition, there are several teeth whitening options available.
Philips Zoom White Speed
Zoom White Speed is an in-office treatment that uses a laser to activate a specifically-formulated whitening gel. Once the whitening gel is applied to the teeth, a laser will be used to break down the stains that have diminished teeth’s whiteness. The entire process takes around 45 minutes and patients immediately notice that their teeth are several shades whiter after just one treatment. However, subsequent treatments may be needed to maintain the ideal whiteness.
Philips Zoom Take Home Trays
For patients looking to gradually whiten their teeth, our dentists can offer take home trays. After the initial dental exam, our dentists can provide custom-made trays designed to fit their teeth for more even whitening. With Zoom DayWhite, patients will fill the tray with the bleaching cream and wear it twice a day for about 30 minutes. DayWhite is safe, effective, and not only whitens, but also rebuilds enamel and reduces teeth sensitivity. Zoom NiteWhite offers faster results since it’s worn overnight for 2 – 4 hours. Full results can be reached in about 2 weeks.
While no teeth whitening option is permanent, results can last several years. The results of laser treatments last the longest at 3 – 4 years. In some cases, results can last more than 5 years. With in-home treatments, patients can expect results to last a couple of years. Whitening is extended through proper care such as regular brushing with recommended toothpastes, flossing, and appropriate mouthwashes. Regular check-ups should be part of this routine, since regular professional cleanings can remove plaque and tartar. In addition, patients should limit foods and drinks like berries, tea, coffee, and soda that stain teeth.
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Interested in Whiter Teeth?
If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about the color of your teeth, call our family dental practice today to schedule an appointment. With the revolutionary technology of Zoom teeth whitening. We can help to significantly improve the shade of your teeth. However, if you're short on time, our office also offers Sinsational Smile® whitening, which whitens teeth in just 20 minutes.