Get ready to ZOOM!
The Zoom! Teeth Whitening
procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation
to isolate your lips and gums. The Zoom! clinician then applies
the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel, which is activated by a specially
designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades
whiter, sometimes more. A five minute fluoride treatment completes
the procedure. You'll be amazed with the results. In most cases,
teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Zoom! tooth whitening?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of
enamel and dentin.
What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption
of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red
wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline,
certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for
some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine
if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough
oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Do many people whiten their teeth?
More people than you might imagine. A bright, sparkling smile
can make a big difference for everyone. The Zoom! Whitening
System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is whitening safe?
Yes. Extensive 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 dentistry procedure
available. As with any teeth whitening product, Zoom! is not
recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or
How does Zoom! work?
The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel's active ingredient
is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide gel is broken
down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin bleaching colored substances,
while the structure of the tooth is unchanged.
What does a patient experience during the Zoom! prodedure?
During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television
or listen to music. Many actually fall asleep. Individuals with
a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing
the entire procedure. The Zoom! procedure requires that all
soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. The clinician
is required to monitor the procedure to insure any exposed skin
or tissue is isolated and protected. Protective eyewear is required
during the procedure.
Light sensitive individuals, including those undergoing PUVA
therapy (Psoralen+UV Radiation) or other photo-chemotherapy,
as well as patients with melanoma, should not undergo the Zoom! in-office
procedure. Also, patients taking any light sensitive drugs or
substances, whether over-the-counter, prescription or homeopathic,
should consult their primary physician prior to the procedure.
How long does Zoom! Whitening take?
The complete procedure takes just over an hour. The procedure
begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching.
A five minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. (A
cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom! Whitening
Are there any side effects?
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients.
The Zoom! light generates minimal heat which is the usual source
for discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations
are experienced immediately after the procedure but always dissipate.
How long do the results last?
By following the Zoom! Post Whitening Care Instructions, your
teeth wil always be lighter prior to the procedure. The Zoom! whitening
procedure includes a take-home touch-up kit and trays that can
be used whenever discoloration is noticed. Most often a touch-up
once a year will maintain a whiter smile that sparkles for years.
A Note of Assurance
Teeth whitening is a well-established procedure in cosmetic dentistry.
Hydrogen Peroxide, the active agent in Zoom!, has also been safely
used for many years in the treatment of gums and other oral soft
The whitening process is effective on most discolored teeth. Darker
stains, such as those caused by antibiotics, are more difficult
to whiten. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient,
depending on the structure of the teeth.
If you have any questions, please ask your dental professional
who is there to help maximize your smile using the Zoom! Whitening
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