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What Philips Zoom teeth whitening can do for your smile

Your smile is the way you greet the world. While you have many options for whitening your teeth, your dental professional is the best resource for whitening treatments. Only dental professionals have access to the most powerful, professional-strength whitening and can ensure your treatment is safe and your results are outstanding. Zoom is the number one patient requested professional teeth whitening brand. It offers a full range of “in the office” or “take home” whitening treatments based on your needs and your lifestyle. Professional teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is safe, pain-free, affordable and used by over 10 million people.

If you are experiencing loose teeth, bleeding gums, sensitivity or pain with your teeth when eating or drinking, please make an appointment with us to discuss your dental health needs. We use advanced proven technology to keep your smile looking the best!

Laser Dentistry

Also known as no-drill dentistry, this new method of dental care involves using a powerful but safe laser. This means that there’s little to no pain and thus little need for anesthesia. In addition, because typical comfort and pain-relieving techniques aren’t needed as much, laser dentistry is more time-efficient. Multiple procedures can thus be scheduled for the patient on the same visit. Lasers can even be used for some diagnostic procedures, such as checking for cavities, with a special device called a DIAGNOdent pen.

Digital X-Ray Machines

Traditionally, dental X-rays were performed by a radiogram, but now these machines are being replaced by a new digital X-ray machine. Similar to how a digital camera improves upon a standard camera, digital X-rays are easier to process and download to a computer for comparisons with your past X-rays. Most importantly, the radiation dose received by a digital X-ray is significantly lower than that of a radiogram.

The ease and greater safety of taking X-rays thanks to digital X-ray machines make it safer for doctors to check up on dental implants, the state of a patient’s jaw, and other deep factors that can’t be seen by opening your mouth.

Dental Cone Beam CT

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. It is not used routinely because the radiation exposure from this scanner is significantly more than regular dental x-rays. See the Safety page for more information about x-rays. This type of CT scanner uses a special type of technology to generate three dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images obtained with cone beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning.