Zoom whitening is a process used to lighten discolored teeth. The procedure is done in the dentist’s office and usually only takes about an hour to finish. Many people choose to have teeth whitening treatments like Zoom because their teeth have become darkened over time. Aging, using excessive fluoride or foods can cause the teeth to be discolored. Tobacco or dark liquids like tea and coffee can stain the teeth and make them look brown. Procedures and products like Zoom are used to improve one’s appearance by brightening their teeth and smile.
Benefits of Zoom Teeth Whitening
There are some good reasons why patients continue to choose Zoom teeth whitening over other methods. Here are just a few:
- Zoom is much faster than other treatment options
- Zoom is easier than other options
- Lightens the teeth up to 8 times brighter
- Painless procedure
- Done in a dentist’s office
- Safe, professional procedure
What makes a Zoom whitening treatment so easy?
A Zoom treatment is an in-office procedure that uses 25% hydrogen peroxide gel which works in conjunction with a small amount of ultra violet light. The process is as simple as the dentist applying the gel and then using a Zoom Advanced Lamp to accelerate the process. Oxygen permeates the enamel as the hydrogen peroxide starts to break down. This does not change the structure of the tooth, but it bleaches out the stains.
The treatment typically consists of the gel being applied three times at 15 minute intervals. Once these applications have been completed, the dentist will apply a sensitivity reducing gel or paste to the teeth. This fluoride rich paste will help reduce any sensitivity that might develop during the treatment process.
What’s not to love about Zoom!?
Zoom is becoming increasingly popular for dental patients who want their teeth whitened. It’s painless, safe and effective at removing unsightly stains from the teeth. Teeth whitening enhances a smile and makes a person more radiant. Having an enhanced smile can change more than the way a person looks, it can improve the way the patient seems themselves and improve their self-image and give them a brighter outlook on life in general.
Who is a good candidate for Zoom teeth whitening treatments?
Zoom’s effectiveness can be different for each individual and depend largely on the age of their teeth, how healthy the teeth are and how badly stained they’ve become. Candidates should have cavity free teeth and healthy gums before undergoing Zoom treatments. It is important to note that Zoom can cause temporary tooth sensitivity, like other whitening procedures. Talk to your dentist about what to expect from the Treatments and ask him any questions you may have. He can explain how long to expect the sensitivity to last as well as give you some strategies for how to handle it.
At-home Extended Treatments
Once the dentist has completed the in-office Zoom whitening treatments, he may send you home with a whitening tray or touch-up materials. Dentists usually recommend continued good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice daily and flossing once to ensure your teeth remain healthy after a treatment. Zoom is long-lasting but if your teeth should begin to stain or discolor slightly, you can return to the dentist for another Zoom treatment.