An Introduction to Zoom Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular dental services available. However, as you look into teeth whitening for the first time, you will notice that whitening services come in a number of forms. If you are currently trying to determine the best teeth whitening option for you (and your teeth), here’s a guide on one of the possibilities: Zoom teeth whitening.
What does the Zoom teeth whitening procedure actually entail? Also, how do you determine whether or not it is the teeth whitening service for you? That’s exactly what we’ll be taking a look at in this post.
What Is Zoom Teeth Whitening?
Zoom is a bleaching treatment that can be used to lighten discoloration of the tooth’s dentin and enamel. The procedure occurs in-office and is performed by a trained dental professional. It is a great option for those who haven’t had luck with at-home treatments.
The name of the procedure comes from the tool that’s used to perform it: the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp. This technology is intended to accelerate the teeth bleaching process as it activates a hydrogen peroxide (25%) whitening solution. This hydrogen peroxide can then be broken down by the lamp, guiding oxygen into the dentin and enamel, effectively bleaching the stained substances of your teeth. Meanwhile, the structure of your tooth will remain unchanged.
What Is the Zoom Teeth Whitening Procedure Like?
First, you will need to have consulted with your dentist and determined that Zoom teeth whitening is the process for you. It is important that your dentist take a closer look at your teeth and gum health through a comprehensive exam. Certain procedures will actually require that an individual undergo whitening, including composite bonding and veneers.
After you have determined that Zoom is the teeth whitening process you will be utilizing, it is time to undergo the procedure itself. Before your session, however, your dentist will typically perform a standard teeth cleaning session. Once your teeth have been cleaned, the Zoom procedure will generally take less than an hour to complete.
To start the procedure, your dentist will cover your lips and gums so that only your teeth are left exposed to the treatment. Then, it’s time to apply the hydrogen peroxide whitening gel — this gel will stay in place for around fifteen minutes, giving the light time to do its job.
You will need to (consecutively) undergo three of these sessions, meaning that the total length of the procedure is closer to 45 minutes.
Immediately following the procedure, a fluoride paste-gel will be applied to your teeth to help reduce sensitivity.
Zoom Teeth Whitening Aftercare
Your dentist will provide you with instructions to maintain the whitening effects of the procedure. You will be provided a Zoom touch-up kit which you will be able to use at home. This kit will include whitening trays, custom-fitted to your teeth.
You might also be required to limit or avoid certain foods and beverages which can lead to staining of the teeth. If you use tobacco products, you will need to avoid those, as well.
Of course, make sure that you are keeping up with a dedicated oral hygiene regime.
Interested in the Zoom teeth whitening procedure? Contact the dental professionals at Lans Family Dentistry today.