Zoom whitening is a teeth-bleaching procedure performed in a dental office. The results vary from person to person, but many report very good whitening results.
Typically, your time in our office is two hours and you leave with bleach and bleaching trays for touch ups.
For best results it’s important to have a dental cleaning recently because the Zoom whitening gel cannot penetrate through plaque and calculus.
The Zoom Whitening Treatment
Teeth Whitening works by exfoliating stains from inside your teeth to bring them back to their natural color. Zoom teeth whitening is a process that uses a 25% hydrogen peroxide gel, the gel is activated via a special UV light. Your eyes, lips and gums are completely covered and protected throughout the entire procedure. Whitening is considered one of the safest procedures available in dentistry. The procedure consists of three 15-minute sessions. A fresh layer of whitening gel is applied after each session as the old gel is removed from your teeth.
Teeth Whitening Results
The whitening process removes stains that we all accumulate over the years from coffee, tea, juice, soda, fruits and berries, etc. The final shade is your natural tooth color is unique to each person.
Since the whitening process removes stains to bring out the natural tooth color, the results after in-office whitening will always look natural.
You will see results immediately after the zoom whitening procedure.
Crowns and Veneers Color Won’t Change
Crowns and veneers are made of porcelain, the shade of which cannot be changed. A dental bonding is filling, the color of which is also picked before they’re placed, thus they cannot be lightened. Often the color of the restorative work is actually lighter than the rest of the teeth.
White Spots on Teeth
Many of us have white spots or streaks on our teeth, often we may not even realize they exist. We’ll inspect your teeth before starting the procedure and point out any white spots we find. They’re often covered up by stains and don’t show up prominently. The white spots may have been caused by previous orthodontic treatment or they may be genetic.
Dietary Restrictions post whitening
For the first 48 hours the pores in enamel are open, they can absorb stains faster than before. We provide our clients with a list of what you can and cannot eat or drink during that time. As a rule anything that stains a white shirt, will stain your teeth.
Tooth Sensitivity From teeth whitening
Teeth Sensitivity during and after teeth whitening is an important concern for our patients and for everyone in our office. We want you to be comfortable during and after the procedure. While 90% of our clients complete the entire treatment, it’s important to understand that completing the three 15-minute sessions of zoom teeth whitening is not for everyone.
We monitor our clients closely and encourage them to let us know when they start feeling sensitivity. Sensitivity is a “zing,” or a “zap” that your tooth may feel during the procedure. One or two is normal but more than that means that it’s time to stop. Our patients generally get good results even if they’ve completed just 2 sessions. Sensitivity is the body’s natural way of telling you that it’s time to stop. If the whitening process is stopped before teeth become more sensitive, you will be much more comfortable for the rest of the day.