Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Tampa, FL

If you’re getting ready for a big event in your life, such as graduation or a wedding, don’t forget your teeth. Stains from the foods and drinks you may consume can put a damper on your teeth’s appearance. Fortunately, our dentists at Wang + Cortes Dental in Tampa, FL, do teeth whitening that can change your appearance in one session with the ZOOM! system.

How Does ZOOM! Work?

The ZOOM! whitening system uses a gel and LED lights to remove the stains from your teeth. A session lasts about 45 minutes. However, it usually takes place in three 15-minute sessions. The system, called ZOOM! Whitespeed can get your teeth between three and eight shades whiter.

Getting Ready for Whitening

Before the sessions start, a protective gel gets placed on your lips and gums to keep them from safe from the whitening gel. Then, the whitening gel goes onto your teeth and gets activated by the LED lamp. It helps remove the stains on your teeth and brightens them to the shade that you desire.

Our dentists at Wang + Cortes Dental in Tampa, FL, check your teeth after each session, and more of the gel goes onto them before the next one begins. Once the last session finishes, a fluoride gel goes onto your teeth to reduce their sensitivity. Then the teeth whitening process is over.

Avoiding Food and Drinks

Since tooth enamel can stain due to the food and drinks you can consume, your dentist will advise you to stay away from:

  • Coffee, tea, and dark sodas
  • Red wine
  • Red sauces
  • Soy sauce
  • Dark berries

If you enjoy these foods or drinks, you can keep your smile at its whitest by brushing your teeth after consuming them or rinsing your mouth out with clear water. Our dentists at Wang + Cortes Dental will also provide you with a home touch-up kit from ZOOM! to keep your smile bright and white.

Maintain your regular dental regimen of brushing twice a day, flossing, and going to the dentist twice a year for routine examinations and cleanings in Tampa, FL. Taking care of your teeth is another way to prolong teeth whitening and having a gorgeous smile that everyone will notice.