If you have stained or discolored teeth, there are several cosmetic dental treatments that you can use to treat your teeth. However, if you prefer a tooth discoloration treatment that will whiten your teeth immediately or would rather whiten your teeth while you sleep, then Zoom whitening is the answer.
Zoom is a patented, in-office teeth whitening system that uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth to about eight shades within an hour while relaxing in your dentist’s office. Zoom whitening is an ideal teeth whitening procedure for any patient who wants instant results.
Also, you can decide to use the zoom whitening system on your own at home over the weekend. Zoom is capable of whitening your teeth to about six shades within three nights. And with additional applications, you may even go lighter.
Zoom is different from over-the-counter whitening system. Where the over-the-counter tooth whitening systems take weeks or even months to whiten your teeth by only a few shades, Zoom whitens your teeth by about eight shades within an hour or about six shades over a weekend.
What is Zoom Whitening?
Zoom whitening is a teeth bleaching procedure that lightens stained or discolored enamel and dentine. Your teeth may be discolored due to several reasons. The most common reasons are the consumption of teeth-staining substances, such as tobacco, tea, coffee, and aging.
Consumption of certain antibiotics, tetracycline, or excessive fluoride may also constitute to teeth discoloration. Hydrogen Peroxide is the active ingredient in Zoom Whitening Gel. On contact with your teeth, as the Hydrogen Peroxide breaks down, oxygen penetrates your enamel and dentine, removing any colored substance. However, it keeps the structure of your teeth unchanged. The Zoom light activates the Hydrogen Peroxide in the gel and aids its penetration into the teeth surfaces.
Although some patients claim they experience an increased sensitivity to cold during the whitening treatment, this symptom is temporal and disappears within one to three days after the treatment. The entire Zoom whitening procedure takes about an hour thirty minutes to be completed.
It is recommended to undergo a dental cleaning prior to the Zoom Whitening procedure. The Zoom whitening treatment begins with the preparation of the gel followed by the actual bleaching, which takes about an hour. After the bleaching, a fluoride treatment is administered for about five minutes to complete the procedure.
Who May Benefit From This Tooth Discoloration Treatment?
Any eligible person can benefit from this tooth discoloration treatment. However, the Zoom whitening treatment may be very effective for some patients than for others. You would need to visit your dentist, who will carry out an oral examination to determine whether you are eligible for this treatment or not.
You don’t need to feel bad should in case you are not eligible to receive the Zoom whitening procedure. There are other dental treatments, such as dental veneer, dental crowns, etc., that you can undergo to achieve your cosmetic goal.
Is Zoom Whitening Safe For Teeth?
Yes, Zoom Whitening is safe for your teeth is conducted by or supervised by a dental professional. More so, a number of clinical studies and research indicated that a Zoom whitening procedure handled by a professional dentist is safe.
In fact, most dentists consider Zoom whitening procedure as the safest and non-invasive cosmetic dentistry available. However, it is not recommended to use Zoom for pregnant women, lactating women, and children under the age of 13 years.
Does The Result Of Zoom Whitening Last A Long Time?
Yes, but this depends largely on your dental practices after the procedure. If you follow the post Zoom whitening care instructions given by your dentist, the whitening result will last and your teeth will remain whiter than they were before.
At Sugarland Dental Spa, we recommend that you floss and brush at least twice daily with Zoom Whitening Toothpaste, and also touch-up with Zoom take-home gel. These professionally formulated products will help to keep your teeth at their brightest.
Is Zoom Whitening Right For Me?
Zoom Whitening may be right for you if:
- You have no dental fillings, no unrestored teeth, and have healthy gums. Porcelain veneers, dental crown, and dental fillings can’t be whitened with Zoom Whitening.
- You don’t have oversensitive teeth and gums. This is because the Hydrogen Peroxide present in Zoom Whitening increases sensitivity.
- You are not allergic to Hydrogen Peroxide. Like stated above, Hydrogen Peroxide is the active ingredient in Zoom Whitening.
- You are not a lactating or pregnant woman.
How much does Zoom Whitening cost?
The cost of Zoom whitening varies between individual dental offices and also the location of the dental offices. Although the cost of Zoom whitening ranges from $99 to $600, you must be careful not to choose the dentist for your whitening procedure base on price solely.
Endure that you find a dental office that you can feel comfortable with and trust for any type of cosmetic dentistry procedure.
What Happens During Zoom Whitening?
Zoom Whitening treatment is an in-office cosmetic treatment that generally lasts an hour. During the tooth discoloration treatment, your dentist would apply a Hydrogen Peroxide gel to your teeth and use an overhead lamp to deliver blue light on the gel to activate it. The activated gel bleaches the discolored and stained areas of your teeth. Since the treatment is not invasive, you can go about your daily work after the treatment. Zoom whitening gives an immediate result. Your teeth may lighten up to eight shades immediately after the procedure. However, note that the shade of your natural teeth will determine your end result.
Zoom Whitening Recovery
Zoom Whitening does not require any recovery period or downtime. Though you may experience oversensitivity for few hours after the treatment, the symptoms won’t last. Also, during the first 48 hours after the whitening procedure, it is important for you to avoid any diet that can stain your teeth. Teeth-staining diets include:
- Tobacco products
- Cola, tea, coffee
- Red wines
Maintaining a good and proper dental hygiene practices after the treatment and going for a regular dental cleaning will also help to prevent the discoloration from reforming. Visit our Zoom Whitening page to learn more about teeth whitening procedures.