Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Going For the Bright Whites

By BeansTalk’s Managing Editor

Years ago, we had our teeth whitened professionally at a dentist’s office in the valley. Around the same time, BeansTalk contributor and close associate Teena Hammond also underwent the treatment and we mutually concluded it was so phenomenally uncomfortable we would never do it again.

However, we pride ourselves on being open minded and agreed to visit the offices of Dr. Matt Zarinnia and undergo the Zoom Advance! Whitening Treatment (and, we figured our smile could really benefit from it). And, we’re relieved to say, we’re very happy we did.

Going to the dentist is rarely considered something to look forward to, so anything that makes the visit less daunting is appreciated.

Each dental chair in Dr. Zarinnia’s 11th floor Encino office features amazing floor to ceiling windows that offer sweeping views of the green hillsides. If you have to look at anything while being treated by a dentist, a beautiful is definitely better than a bland white wall with poorly framed diplomas.

It also helps that the good doc is easy on the eyes, and has a warm, accommodating staff. These are elements that further soothe the transition to the once-dreaded doctor’s chair.

The actual Zoom Advance! is considerably easier than our experience with the other doctor and whitening treatment. We emerged after our hour session, jaw in tact and not sore (difference No.1) and with a noticeable change in the bright color of our teeth (difference No. 2).

Even if you don’t live down the street from Dr. Zarinnia (we sure don’t), we can vouch that it is worth the drive to be treated well, and actually get visible results. While we haven’t had Dr. Zarinnia work on our teeth beyond the whitening, we don’t doubt that he’s more than capable.

BeansTalk asked Dr. Zarinnia what the most popular treatment in his office is, and he tells us it’s “Invisalign, an Invisalign treatment consists of a series of aligners switched out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place.” And since the Invisalign system is custom-made for the patient’s teeth and their teeth only, via a plan devised by the patient and Dr. Zarinnia, you’ll have an exact fit.

“If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer,” says Dr. Zarinnia. “Although there are many choices out there, no other works as effortlessly as the Invisalign system. Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life. It is removable , so you can eat or drink whatever you want and floss and brush with ease.”

Here’s the 411 on the Zoom Advance! we received, per the company:

“Zoom Advanced! light activated whitening gel's active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of the Zoom! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of up to eight shades

zoom advanced is :

Faster & Less Chair Time

Three 15-minute Applications

Instant-on light with no warm-up time


Advanced Optical Guidance System

Ergonomic Rolling Lamp Stand

More Comfortable

Light & Gel Enhance Patient Comfort

ACP & KNO3 Technologies

Superior Clinical Performance

Eight Shades

Many Patients Sensitivity-Free”

About Dr. Matt Zarinnia:

Dr. Matt Zarinnia is a graduate of Temple University in Pennsylvania. When he started using Invisalign technology for straightening teeth, only 300 dentists were certified for the procedure in Pennsylvania. Dr. Zarinnia's forte in dentistry is cosmetic procedures. He has attended and still participates in numerous seminars in regard to cosmetic dentistry to keep himself updated with new procedures and technologies as they change.

Dr. Zarinnia is proud that he was serving the U.S. Army as a member of the dental task force in support of operations noble eagle and enduring freedom, where he played an instrumental role in processing of over 12000 deploying soldiers.

Dr. Zarinnia is an active member of American Dental Association. He also speaks both Farsi and Spanish.


Dr. Matt Zarinnia

16133 Ventura Boulevard Suite 1100
Encino, CA 91436
(866) 992-6857