What is Zoom! tooth whitening? Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens and brightens tooth enamel discoloration.
The entire procedure generally takes less than one hour. There is an initial preparation period followed by typically around 45 minutes of bleaching. (Dentist, Dr. Gary Alhadefrecommends a thorough cleaning before any bleaching procedure.)
The Zoom! light-activated gel's key ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen permeates your enamel and dentin, bleaching stained substances while leaving the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light helps activate the hydrogen peroxide and allow it to penetrate the tooth's surface. A study has shown that a Zoom! lamp increases Zoom! gel's effectiveness by over 26 percent, improving Zoom! users' teeth by up to eight shades.
Patients can relax, watch television or enjoy listening to music. Those who have a strong gag reflex or anxiety issues may experience minor difficulties with the procedure.
If you carefully follow post-whitening instructions, your teeth will always retain their added whiteness. To keep your teeth at their best, floss and brush twice daily, and perform an occasional touch-up with Zoom! Nite White Gel Weekender. This professional product is geared toward keeping your teeth their brightest and is available only through your dentist.
Some patients may experience sensitivity during treatment. The Zoom! light generates low heat, which can cause some discomfort. Rarely, minor tingling is experienced post procedure, but this always dissipates. Ask your dentist to provide anti-sensitivity toothpaste prior to treatment if you are concerned.
Nearly anyone can benefit from a brighter, whiter smile. However, treatment results do vary. Your dental professional can help you decide if you are a good candidate through a careful oral examination that includes a shade assessment.
Extensive research and clinical studies demonstrate that teeth whitening under careful dental supervision is a safe procedure. Many dentists consider whitening the safest of all procedures. But please keep in mind that Zoom! is not recommended for young children under 13 or for pregnant or lactating women.
Tooth whitening is just one of the many services available through Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Alhadef, a cosmetic dentist located in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Alhadef offers an array of teeth whitening options to keep you looking your best. Please call 1-214-368-2434 to schedule an appointment today. We help patients in Fort Worth, Iriving, and Plano.