130 Almshouse Road, Suite 406, Richboro, PA 18954 - 215-396-9200 - moc.selimSetimanyD%40stnemtnioppa

130 Almshouse Road, Suite 406, Richboro, PA 18954 - 215-396-9200 - moc.selimSetimanyD%40stnemtnioppa

Zoom Teeth Whitening

Richboro, Pennsylvania area patients can count on Dr. Shantzer at Richboro Dental Excellence for all of their dental care including innovative teeth whitening treatments to provide bright healthy smiles.

What causes teeth to become dingy, yellowed and stained?

Teeth can become dull, yellow, or stained for a variety of reasons. The most common causes of tooth staining and discoloration come from the foods and beverages we eat such as coffee, tea, berries, red wine, and deeply-colored spices. These foods and beverages contain pigments that stain teeth, and food coloring in prepared food can also cause discoloration. Foods high in certain acids, including citrus fruits, can temporarily cause enamel to soften, making it easier for stains to penetrate. Tobacco use is also a common cause of yellow or brown stains. Poor oral hygiene habits can also contribute to a dingy, dull appearance.

What happens during the whitening process?

During the whitening process, the teeth will first be cleaned to remove debris, excess plaque or tartar, that would otherwise block the bleaching solutions. Once the teeth are cleaned, a professional grade hydrogen peroxide whitening gel is then applied to the teeth. An LED light is directed at the gel-covered teeth for about 15 minutes to fully activate the whitening components. The gel will be removed and the teeth should appear to be whiter and brighter immediately. The Zoom teeth whitening system is a popular option at Richboro Dental Excellence because it can whiten teeth an average of nine shades, and it is done in a single office visit. In-office teeth whitening procedures may be more costly than at-home whitening, but the results can be truly dramatic.

Will teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?

Teeth whitening treatments can make your teeth a little more sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, but the effect is only temporary and will quickly resolve once treatment is complete. In the first 12-24 hours following treatment, it is advised to avoid consuming foods and beverages that cause stainings, such as colas or coffee, and to refrain from smoking. Daily brushing and flossing should be continued as normal.


Recent Patient

"Thank you Dr. Shantzer for creating a very positive experience during my appointment. I waited a long time to have this work done and I am very happy with the results. Your staff is extremely informative, helpful and compassionate. I appreciate the time and effort of everyone on your team to research my insurance coverage as well as care during my appointment. I will highly recommend your office to my family and friends. Thank you for allowing me this awesome experience!"

Thomas G.

"Best dentist on the planet"

Mark R.

"Dr. Shantzer is professional, competent and personable.
He takes whatever time is necessary to assure that his patient understands the whats and whys of the treatment he is providing..."