How it Works
The entire Zoom! whitening process takes about one hour. After a short preparation period to cover your lips and gums, the Zoom! whitening gel is applied directly to your teeth. The Zoom! light is then positioned over your mouth for 15 minutes while you relax, listen to music or watch television. We will repeat this process two more times, totaling about 45 minutes of dental treatment.
The active ingredient in whitening gel is hydrogen peroxide, which releases oxygen into the tooth enamel and underlying dentin to bleach out discoloration. The Zoom! light speeds up this process by activating the gel, allowing the hydrogen peroxide to better penetrate the surface of the tooth and create a whiter smile.
Preparing for Zoom!
As with any laser teeth whitening procedure, Zoom! should not be considered a "drive-thru" experience. An exam is needed prior to scheduling your treatment to determine what type of tooth stains you have and whether Zoom! will work for you (intrinsic tooth stains caused by certain medications or fluorosis may not be treatable with Zoom!). For optimal results, it's recommended that you have a dental cleaning beforehand to remove existing dental plaque, tartar or other irritants that can affect your results. Any existing dental problems should also be treated before undergoing your Zoom! teeth whitening treatment.
Extend Your Results
With proper care, your teeth should always remain whiter than they were before Zoom!. Practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding foods that stain teeth and abstaining from smoking will lengthen the results.
Call us today to find out whether Zoom! Whitening is right for you – or ask us during your next appointment. We’re always happy to discuss new ways to give you the smile you dream about.