Your smile is extremely important. It is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful! It can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression to others.
Zoom! Advanced Power Teeth Whitening is a state-of-the-art professional teeth whitening system. Its advanced technology can, on average, whiten your teeth 8 shades in a single visit. Clinical tests have proven that Zoom! whitening is the safest way to whiten your teeth, as it is harmless to your tooth structure and dental work. With proper care and occasional touch ups at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.
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Q: How does Zoom! whitening work?
A: The active ingredient in the Zoom2! whitening gel is Hydrogen Peroxide. TheZoom2! light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it gently penetrate the enamel and dentin to remove deep stains and discolorations. 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. A study has shown that use of the Zoom2! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom2! gel by 33% or more, giving an average improvement of eight shades.
Q: Am I a good candidate for Zoom! whitening?
A: Most people who desire to brighten their smiles will be considered good candidates, but you will need a thorough dental health evaluation first. Keep in mind that your teeth may not whiten at the same rate as that of the next person, and that results may vary. For many, Zoom2! treatment results in an eight-shade improvement! It should not be used in children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women. Contact us today to find out if you are a good candidate.
Q: Is it a good idea to have your teeth cleaned before getting them whitened?
A: It is always a good idea to get your teeth cleaned before getting any dental work performed. Removing stains and tartar beforehand will help you get better whitening results.
Q: What causes tooth discoloration?
A: There are many causes, but the most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, and red wine. During tooth formation, consumption of certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Q: Will fillings, bonding, crowns, bridges, and veneers lighten when my teeth are whitened?
A: No. The active ingredient in bleaching and whitening products is peroxide and it only works to whiten natural tooth enamel, and not artificial materials like porcelain, composite resin, or silver fillings. These factors will be evaluated during your consultation to determine the best method to whiten your teeth.
Q: Will a whitening toothpaste be enough to remove normal coffee, tea, and tobacco stains and whiten my teeth?
A: Whitening toothpastes can help remove surface stains from your teeth with their mild abrasives. Some whitening toothpastes also have special chemicals or polishing agents that provide some additional stain removal. However, whitening toothpastes do not bleach teeth, nor do they change the color of your teeth.
Q: What does a patient experience during the Zoom! in-office procedure?
A: The Zoom! whitening procedure begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. You will also be given protective eyewear to protect your eyes from the bright Zoom! light. The whitening gel is applied to the teeth and activated by a specially-designed light. During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Individuals with a severely strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure without premedication.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: By following some simple post-whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing and brushing twice a day, and using whitening gel in custom made trays twice a year.
Stay away from staining products at least 48 hours after the ZOOM2! procedure. These include coffee, tea, red wine, and smoking. Have your teeth regularly checked and cleaned to keep your gums healthy and your teeth stain-free!
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Some people experience a temporary increase in tooth and gum sensitivity to cold and/or hot foods after the whitening process. These symptoms disappear within a few days after completing the treatment.
Q: Who should NOT do Zoom! whitening?
A: Light sensitive individuals including those undergoing PUVA (Psoralen + UV Radiation) therapy. Also, patients taking any light sensitive drugs or substances, whether over-the-counter, prescription, or homeopathic, should consult their primary physician prior to undergoing the procedure. Anyone who is not eligible for Zoom! for the reasons mentioned above, may be an excellent candidate for Take-Home Whitening products that we offer.