Zoom Teeth Whitening
People enjoy having and seeing a pearly white smile, and that is why so many people today are choosing the Zoom Chairside Whitening System when they want fast, simple and safe teeth whitening.
Zoom is a smart combination of proven low-toxicity chemicals with the latest advances in dentistry. That means you get a painless bleaching event with satisfying results.
Teeth can become stained for a variety of reasons, including the use of tobacco and the drinking of red wine, tea, coffee, cola and other dark liquids. But the aging process itself and the use of prescription medications can also cause graying or yellowing of teeth.
Hundreds of different whitening processes are available, including strips you take home, bleaching toothpastes and gels. But some are ineffective, and not all give completely adequate results.
Zoom is an intelligent choice because:
- All teeth can be treated at the same time
- Treatment is quick
- Results last longer than with some other treatments
- There’s less sensitivity with Zoom
- Stains can be removed from veneers, crowns and other kinds of restorations
- It’s complete safe and effective
- Everything is done by a trained professional
Exactly how does Zoom work?
Zoom is very simply a bleaching process that whitens the enamel and dentin of the teeth. The Zoom process involves a 25 percent hydrogen peroxide gel applied to the teeth. The gel turns into small oxygen bubbles that work to take away staining and yellowing.
In addition, a mercury metal halide light activates the gel and makes the whitening process happen more quickly. This special light involves an infrared filter that reduces the amount of heat and related sensitivity that occurs on the teeth surface during the treatment. Internally, teeth remain completely healthy and undamaged during and following the treatment.
Like with any whitening effort, results can vary depending on how much staining is present and the overall condition of the teeth. By consulting with a dentist before treatment, you can learn the information you need to know about the results that can be expected. Zoom is only performed on healthy teeth. If there is a gum disease or a tooth decay issue, it must be under control before bleaching with Zoom.
How is Zoom done?
Before treatment, you must consult with the dentist who will outline the exact details. In general, the process starts with a prophylaxis or deep cleaning to remove plaque and debris. Then, you must wear special eyewear to protect your eyes from the halide light and slash guards to protect your teeth from the hydrogen peroxide.
- Here is an overview of the Zoom procedure itself:
- Cheek retractors are put in place to expose more teeth surface.
- Gums are painted or covered to prevent sensitivity and damage.
- The whitening gel is applied by the dentist.
- The halide light is applied to activate the gel so that all teeth are exposed to it at the same time.
- After 15 minutes, gel is removed and the mouth is rinsed.
- Additional gel is applies for 15 additional minutes.
- This gel is removed and the mouth is rinsed.
- A final gel treatment is applied for an additional 15 minutes.
- This gel is removed and the procedure is complete.
What do I need to do after Zoom treatment?
External factors that caused your teeth to discolor in the first place can cause them to discolor again. That means you should brush with a sensitivity toothpaste and floss frequently to keep staining to a minimum. You may also want to consider re-treatment when needed with the Zoom Weekender to make sure you maintain sparkly white teeth for as long as possible.
Remember to ask your dentist if you have any questions or concerns about the Zoom Chairside System.
To find out how Zoom can work for you, call us at (619) 640-5100 for a free consultation with Dr. Paige Woods, DDS