Zoom - Tooth whitening in One Visit
The Zoom! chairside Whitening System is a scientifically advanced tooth whitening procedure. It is safe, effective and very fast. Zoom! chairside Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results.
The procedure is very simple. It begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. We then apply the Zoom! Whitening Gel, which is used with a specially designed light. The Zoom! light and gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up stains and discolouration. With proper care your smile will sparkle for years.
Frequently asked questions
What is Zoom! tooth whitening?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discolouration of enamel and dentine.
What causes tooth discolouration?
There are many causes. The most common include ageing and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive flouride may also cause tooth discolouration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. We can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure from an oral examination, 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 anyone. the Zoom! chairside 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 is safe. In fact, whitening teeth is considered 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 breast feeding women.
How long do the results last?
By following some simple after care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with a whitening gel at home. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are only available through your dental professional.
How does the Zoom! In-office system work?
The Zoom! light activated whitening gel's active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentine, bleaching coloured substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of the Zoom! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of eight shades.
What does a patient experience during the Zoom! In-office procedure?
During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music, Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.
How is exposure to the Zoom! light controlled?
The Zoom! procedure requires that all soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. We monitor the procedure to ensure any exposed skin or gum is covered. Protective eyewear is worn during this procedure.
Light sensitive individuals or other photochemotherapy, or patients with melanoma, should not undergo Zoom! Patients taking any light sensitive drugs or substances, whether over the counter, prescription or homeopathic, should consult their primary care physician prior to the procedure. Anyone who is not eligible for Zoom! Chairside Whitening for these reasons may be an excellent candidate for Zoom! Take-Home.
How long does Zoom! Chairside Whitening take?
The complete procedure normally takes 1½.
Are there any side effects?
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. Tooth sensitivity and tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure but usually gone after 24 hours.