Teeth Whitening for a Stunning, Natural Smile
Safely unlock your smile up to shades whiter in just one, short visit to a dental office with Zoom or with a professional take-home whitening kit. Reversing stains from food and beverages, aging, or even discoloration from certain medications has never been easier. You’ll enjoy brighter teeth with little to no sensitivity. Experience dramatic results today!
Professional Take-Home Whitening
Typically involving a custom-made tray that you fill with a peroxide-based whitening agent to be applied to teeth over several days, this method is dentist-prescribed but can be lower cost than in-office treatments. Depending on the amount of dental work you’ve had, your mouth’s sensitivity and the color of your teeth, Dr. Wallace can suggest your best whitening method.
Zoom has been shown to be an effective bleaching process and is widely used to lighten staining and discoloration of the tooth enamel and dentin. The procedure involves using the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening, accelerating the bleaching process. As the peroxide breaks down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to break up and bleach stains, delivering incredibly natural whitening results, without affecting the tooth structure.
The Zoom Procedure
The procedure will be completed during a single office visit in less than an hour. We may recommend a professional dental cleaning prior to the Zoom session for best teeth whitening results.
We will start the procedure by placing protective barriers on your lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed. We will apply the Zoom hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening gel that will penetrate your teeth and lift stains and discoloration with the help of the Zoom Light. The gel will remain on your teeth for some time while the light is activated.
The typical treatment will require three gel applications with 15-minute sessions of light activation, for a total of 45 minutes. Your treatment times may vary depending on your individual needs. We will conclude the procedure by applying a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel to your teeth.
Most patients report incredible whitening results with a beautiful, natural white color lasting for up to 3-5 years. Future treatments may be required to ensure your smile stays white and bright.
Is Zoom Whitening Safe?
Zoom Whitening has undergone extensive clinical studies and research by several dental offices and laboratories. It has been shown to be one of the safest cosmetic dentistry procedures when carried out under professional supervision at a dentist's office. Some people may experience some mild discomfort and sensitivity during the treatment, but these side effects quickly subside without the need for intervention.
Zoom Whitening Aftercare
We may give you a Zoom touch up teeth whitening kit with custom-fitted trays to take home. Make sure to follow our instructions on when and how to use the whitening treatments. It’s best to limit your consumption of foods and beverages with staining agents such as berries, coffee, red wine, etc. to continue enjoying white teeth. Additionally, it’s best to steer away from tobacco use because it can leave your teeth looking stained and discolored.
It is also essential that you maintain proper oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing regularly, to prevent stains from setting in once again. Additionally, make sure to visit our office for your scheduled teeth cleanings.