Zoom! In-Office Whitening
If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now, our doctors have your answer with Zoom! The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades* in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.
What is Zoom! tooth whitening?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. This discoloration could be the result of factors such as aging, coffee, tea, or tobacco.
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, the doctors can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment of your current dentition.
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. Please consult your doctor with any health or safety concerns.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post procedure whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing and brushing as normal, and touch-ups with Zoom! take-home gel trays. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth at their brightest and are available through our office.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom!
Yes! A consult with our doctors is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth 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 eight shades* in one hour or six shades* in just one weekend.
How does the Zoom! In-Office System work?
The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
Is the Zoom! In-office procedure painful?
No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary tooth sensitivity to cold temperatures. These symptoms usually disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure (we recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Zoom! Whitening session).