What Is Zoom Tooth Whitening?
Zoom whitening is a bleaching process used to lighten the discoloration of dentin and enamel. Tooth discoloration can result from tea, coffee, red wine and smoking. The natural process of aging also often darkens and stains teeth.
The Zoom tooth whitening procedure employs the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to accelerate the bleaching process by activating patented hydrogen peroxide whitening. As hydrogen peroxide is broken down, the result is oxygen entering the dentin and enamel to bleach stained teeth. The Chairside Lamp is used to accelerate the bleaching process by activating patented hydrogen peroxide whitening.
Is It Right for Everyone?
Dr. Karas and has staff consult with patients after conducting a comprehensive examination of their gums and teeth to ascertain their health. As a part of that initial exam, the doctor will also talk with the patient about his lifestyle habits and oral hygiene to determine what he expects to gain from whitening.
When other cosmetic dental procedures are planned, such as veneers and composite bonding, Classic Dental Arts may also require tooth whitening as a preliminary procedure. Depending on a person’s goals for changing the appearance of his smile and the condition of the teeth, the patient may realize that whitening is not the best option. After noting existing dental work, the staff may also advise a patient that their teeth will not respond to conventional whitening agents.
Each case is different, but Zoom tooth whitening is a good choice for the majority of people.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Having a regular teeth cleaning is best before a Zoom teeth whitening session, which takes approximately one hour. Steps in the procedure are:
- The lips and gums are covered, leaving the teeth exposed.
- Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel works together with the Zoom light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discoloration.
- Three 15-minute applications complete the process.
- A sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel is applied to the teeth.