All About Zoom Whitening

Don’t you deserve a more radiant smile and newfound confidence? If you’ve been considering getting a teeth whitening treatment, it can change your life. Zoom In Office Whitening is safe, effective, and fast.

What is Zoom Whitening?zoom-logo-Copy-640x213
Zoom is a bleaching process that lightens the discoloration of enamel and dentin that is caused by drinking tea, cola, red wine, from smoking, or from the body’s natural aging process.

The Zoom in-office treatment uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, which speeds up the whitening process by activating a ph balanced hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving structure of tooth unchanged and your teeth whiter.

Primary Consultation
Before deciding whether Zoom is right for you, we will conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to be sure your teeth are healthy for the procedure. We’ll also discuss oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine if you will benefit from whitening. From there, we’ll recommend a whitening product that is best for you. During this consultation, we will also note existing dental work like crowns and veneers, which won’t respond to conventional whitening agents.

shutterstock_111721961The Procedure
Before the procedure, we will schedule you for a regular teeth cleaning. From there, the whitening treatment will take a little less than an hour. We’ll start by covering your lips and gums, leaving teeth exposed. Then Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel is applied to the teeth.

The gel stays on teeth for 15 minutes while the light is activated. During this time, patients can relax by watching TV or listening to music.

Gel is applied for three 15-minute sessions of light activation, for a total treatment time of 45 minutes.

Are there any side effects?
You may experience some temporary tooth or gum sensitivity for a few days after the procedure. If this sensitivity doesn’t go away, please schedule a follow-up appointment. Rarely, minor tingling is experienced immediately after the treatment.

Maintaining Your Pearly Whites
After the procedure, you will be given a Zoom home-use touch-up kit that includes custom-fitted whitening trays. We’ll walk you through how to use your touch up kit and discuss your after treatment habits.

To help maintain your white teeth, we may recommend you to avoid certain foods and beverages, including tea, coffee, red wine, and colas. Additionally, we recommend you avoid tobacco products, as they will stain teeth, even after whitening treatments.

You should also continue your regular dental hygiene routine. We recommend brushing your teeth two or more times per day, flossing once per day, and using a fluoride rinse if you do not drink fluoridated water. If you are interested in selected a whitening toothpaste, we can also advise on the best product for your teeth.

Not sure if you can afford Zoom Whitening?
We offer flexible monthly payment options for all of our dental procedures. To learn more about our financial services to help you get the care you need and deserve, click here.  To request an initial consultation, click here.