Teeth Whitening Specialist

Sharyar Baradaran, DDS, MS

Dentists & Periodontists located in Beverly Hills, CA

Our team offers the Zoom teeth whitening system for patients in the Beverly Hills, CA area who want to banish yellowing and stains and enjoy whiter, brighter smiles.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Sharyar Baradaran, DDS, MS

What causes teeth discoloration?

Surface stains are most often caused by the foods and beverages we consume, as well as habits like smoking. Coffee, tea, red wine, dark juices and berries, tobacco, and even energy drinks can all contribute to surface stains. Deeper discoloration can be caused by decay and disease, root canals and long-term use of some medications.

What is Zoom teeth whitening?

Zoom whitening is a professional teeth whitening system that uses a hydrogen peroxide-based gel and a special activating light to provide a deeper, more consistent whitening that improves the appearance not just of the enamel, but of the deeper dentin as well. Zoom was designed specifically for professional use, so it can provide results that are far superior to those obtained by using over-the-counter teeth bleaching products.

What happens during the Zoom whitening procedure?

Ideally, you'll have a cleaning appointment prior to application of the Zoom gel to enable the gel to adhere better and ensure your teeth surfaces are as clean as possible. Cleaning also helps identify tiny cracks or areas of untreated decay that may need to be addressed prior to whitening to prevent sensitivity issues from developing. Once your teeth are ready for whitening, a special guard will be used to gently hold your lips back to ensure the gel and the activating light can reach every surface. The gel is applied using a special applicator and the light will be focused on your teeth for about 15 minutes. When the time is up, the gel will be cleaned from your teeth, the guard will be removed, and you'll be able to enjoy a whiter, brighter smile right away.

Will I need more than one treatment?

You'll see a marked improvement in the appearance of your teeth after just a single treatment, but many patients opt for two or three treatments to achieve optimal results.