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Zoom Whitening Specialist

Glen Dental Center

Dentists located in Glenview, IL

Do you regularly cover up your mouth when you laugh or smile because your teeth are yellow? If so, you might want to consider a safe and effective cosmetic treatment like Philips Zoom! teeth whitening. Jeffrey Gilmor, DDS, Verena Phillips, DDS, and their team at Glen Dental Center in Glenview, Illinois, proudly offer this state-of-the-art treatment to their adult patients. To make your appointment, call the office today.

Zoom Whitening Q & A

Why are my teeth yellow and discolored?

Believe it or not, yellow teeth are part of the natural aging process. As you get older, the outer layer of your teeth, the enamel, cracks, chips, and flakes away. 

Over the years, this exposes the inner portion of your tooth or dentin. Dentin is naturally yellow in color and becomes increasingly visible as more of your enamel wears away.

Other things that cause your teeth to yellow include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Drinking dark beverages like coffee and soda
  • Eating foods that stain like pasta sauce

Certain prescription medications can also cause your teeth to yellow.

What is Philips Zoom! in-office teeth whitening?

Philips Zoom! In-office teeth whitening is a cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry procedure that can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter* in just one treatment.

During an in-office whitening session, your Glen Dental Center provider puts a rubber dam over your gums and tongue to protect them. Next, your dentist carefully applies a bleaching solution to the surface of your teeth.

After the solution dries, you put on a pair of protective glasses, and your dentist points a special light beam at your teeth. The light causes a chemical bleaching reaction which does away with stains and discoloration.

Your dentist repeats this process 3-4 times, taking about 45 minutes.

Is Philips Zoom! teeth whitening safe?

Yes. Philips Zoom! teeth whitening is safe and generally well-tolerated. The main bleaching ingredient used in Philips Zoom! is carbamide peroxide, a harmless byproduct of hydrogen peroxide.

Philips Zoom! has undergone extensive testing from regulatory bodies like the FDA. You can feel confident knowing in-office whitening treatment provides effective and pain-free results.

Is teeth whitening treatment permanent?

Philips Zoom! teeth whitening treatment isn’t permanent, but if you take good care of your teeth, your results can last for months at a time.

To extend your results, the team at Glen Dental Center recommends brushing twice and flossing once each day, and visiting the office for a professional cleaning and exam every six months.

You should also avoid all tobacco use. You can also prevent stains and discoloration by drinking water instead of beverages like coffee, colas, and red wine.

To make your Philips Zoom! teeth whitening appointment, call the Glen Dental Center office today.

*Individual results may vary.