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Teeth can become discolored for many reasons, but the most common causes of discoloration are the foods and beverages we consume. Dark foods and drinks such as blackberries, red wine, coffee and tea are prime culprits, as are some dark-colored or colorful spices. Tobacco products also cause tooth discoloration, and not having the teeth professionally cleaned on a routine basis can allow stains to build up. Citrus fruits and juices and other high-acid products such as soda can soften tooth enamel temporarily, making it easier for stains to penetrate. Sometimes, the interior portion of a tooth can become discolored as a result of disease or decay. In those cases, a veneer or crown may be needed to improve the tooth’s appearance.
ZOOM whitening is an advanced method of tooth whitening that uses a special light-activated gel to penetrate the tooth surface for whiter, brighter, longer-lasting results. ZOOM is designed for professional use in a dentist’s office, offering dramatic results in just a single treatment. The application process and special gel formulation mean treatment results are far superior to those obtained from over-the-counter teeth bleaching kits.
During treatment, the whitening gel will be applied to the surfaces of the teeth, and a special mouth guard will be used to hold the lips back from the teeth so the special light can reach all the surfaces of the teeth for more consistent results. A single session may be divided into 15-minute intervals so that the gel can be reapplied for best results. Most treatments take less than an hour to complete.
Yes, ZOOM has been clinically tested and is approved for professional teeth whitening treatments.
Any whitening treatment can cause temporary sensitivity, but having the teeth professionally whitened can help reduce this risk by making sure the teeth are in the best shape possible prior to whitening. Tiny cracks and fissures can increase the risk of sensitivity, and by having the teeth whitened professionally, these issues can be addressed first, so sensitivity is less likely to occur.
A few words about cost… There is no dentistry more expensive (at any price) than one that you may not need, may not last, or leads to further treatment. That is why the core of our efforts revolve around the most careful and conservative diagnosis with treatment aimed to give you a healthy confident smile for a lifetime. We will listen to your concerns. Make conservative recommendations and offer alternatives. And help you prioritize your care to give you the best possible results. Insurance Information… We are often asked whether we accept a particular dental insurance plan. Our most comprehensive answer is that we accept and help you maximize virtually all traditional PPO dental insurance plans. In other words, as long as you do not have a dental HMO (one where you have been assigned to a particular HMO clinic) and are free to visit a dentist of your choice, you will be able to take advantage of our excellent care. We will gladly process your insurance paperwork for you. Read more…Simply bring your plan information with you or have the policy number ready so we can look up your coverage before you come in to see us. We will work with you and your dental insurance company to maximize your dental benefits with your existing type of coverage and help you prioritize your care to receive the most benefit from your plan. In addition to in-office insurance processing, we provide several financial options, including care credit, to make dental treatment affordable for our patients. Finally, many people are unaware of the fact that insurance benefits expire and renew every year whether you use them or not. In other words, allowing your insurance benefits to expire without visiting the dentist is like throwing you money away.
"I have been one of Dr. Sarkissian's loyal patients - seeing him every six months - and guess what? I have never had any issues with my teeth!"
"I came to Dr. Sarkissian he's so kind and gentle I never even felt anything not even a needle during my two root canals and many fillings."