A Zoom whitening cleaning and an oral exam are recommended before the Zoom Teeth bleaching procedure. For best results, cavities and oral health issues should be taken care of prior to the tooth whitening process. Your dentist will help you determine if your teeth are ready for Zoom whitening.
At your tooth whitening appointment, your dentist will cover your lips and gums for protection, and then carefully apply a Zoom Whitening Gel, which contains hydrogen peroxide.
In three 15-minute segments, your teeth are exposed to a Zoom Lamp, which activates the hydrogen peroxide in the gel. As the hydrogen peroxide begins to break down, oxygen seeps into the tooth enamel and dentin, bleaching away any stains.
What is Zoom whitening?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, our doctors can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Zoom! Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.