We are always looking for ways to make your visit more comfortable. You may have questions before your appointment and Dr. Cantu has selected some of our more frequently asked questions to post on this page. If you have a question that you do not see listed below, give us a call. We are happy to help!
First Appointment FAQs
Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:
- Patient Information Form
- Dental Insurance Card (if applicable)
- Identification such as Driver’s License, Military ID or State ID
- Patient Health History Form
- HIPAA Consent Form
- Patient Authorization Form
ZOOM! Teeth Whitening FAQs
ZOOM! is a teeth whitening process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
There are many causes. The most common include aging and the consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, sodas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During the formation of teeth, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Almost anyone! However, teeth whitening may not be as effective for some as it is for others. We can determine if you are a viable candidate for ZOOM! Teeth Whitening through a thorough oral exam, including a teeth shade assessment.
More people whiten their teeth than you might imagine. A bright, sparkling smile can make a big difference for your overall appearance. The ZOOM! Teeth Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider teeth whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any teeth whitening product, ZOOM! Teeth Whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
By following some simple post teeth whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and the occasional touch-up with ZOOM! take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Yes! Over-the-counter teeth whitening strips, brush-on gels, and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. ZOOM! is clinically proven to whiten your teeth in 45 minutes. Only a dentist can get your teeth white this fast.