Teeth Whitening 2018-03-16T15:26:24-06:00

Teeth Whitening

San Antonio Zoom Whitening

Look your best and brightest

Teeth whitening works by removing stains from the inside of your teeth to give you back that radiant, confident smile. We offer both in-office and at-home whitening to deliver that smile for any budget.  For those seeking instant results, we offer the #1 patient-requested whitening brand in the America, Phillips Zoom.

Why should I use professional whitening?

With Phillips Zoom, patients achieve on average 8 shades whiter teeth in one in-office visit.  Our advanced Phillips Zoom equipment has adjustable intensity settings that maximizes results, while minimizing patient discomfort.  Most patients experience little to no discomfort when following post treatment instructions.   However, patients desiring teeth multiple shades whiter within a very short period of time may experience a few days of sensitivity to cold and hot food and drinks.  This can be alleviated with the items listed under follow up care.

How does it work?

Zoom whitening uses a specially formulated bleaching gel that we apply directly to the teeth.  Once applied, the Zoom lamp is directed to the teeth using heat and light to activate the gel for maximum results.  This procedure may be repeated up to 3 times in 15 minute cycles.  Results are long-lasting, immediate, and comfortably completed without anesthesia.

At-home whitening

For patients seeking a professional at-home alternative for brighter smiles, we offer bleaching trays which also show excellent results.

Follow-up care

The three days following your whitening are the most important days as far as maximizing results goes.  Since the teeth are more prone to picking up staining after whitening, it is recommended that you avoid staining foods such as spaghetti sauce, beets, colored candies or sipping on coffee or wine. Tooth and gum sensitivity is a common side effect of whitening.  If you’re experiencing sensitivity, we recommend ibuprofen 400-600mg every 4-6hrs for pain and MI Paste or MI Paste Plus to help soothe sensitivity while providing nourishing minerals to tooth surfaces.  MI Paste remineralizes teeth, protects sensitive nerve endings and helps prevent cavities by using special milk-derived proteins called Casein Phosphopeptide and amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP).

  • Indications for MI Paste:
    • High caries risk patients
    • Dry mouth
    • Orthodontic patients (during and after)
    • Post bleaching sensitivity
    • Pediatric patients
    • High plaque and special needs patients
    • Oncology patients

Are you interested in cosmetic dental whitening or do think dental whitening would make your smile more appealing?  Come visit our family and cosmetic dental office in San Antonio and find out about our whitening specials and see the immediate difference dental whitening can do for you! Parsi General & Children Dentistry – Proudly offering dental whitening, dental veneers, dental implants, Invisalign, and comprehensive family dentistry to the San Antonio area since 1998.