Zoom Teeth Whitening
Zoom Teeth Whitening is the name of the procedure that is done in the office. A gel and a special blue light will be used directly on your teeth. The light activates the gel and brightens each tooth so that your smile will be dazzling. From start to finish, the entire process will be about 1 ½ hours long and you will be on your way to smiling at everyone you see.
Just like any other whitening procedure, it is used to brighten and whiten a smile that is discolored or stained. The teeth will be whitened immediately and last a longer time than the home kits that you buy at the store.
People who need to see immediate results will want to speak with their dentist to see if this procedure is right for them. Maybe they will be accepting an award or their daughter is getting married. Whatever the reason, they’d like a bright white smile, and this will achieve that look.
As stated above, this procedure will take around 1 ½ hours. Bring a book or music and enjoy this down time. The gel is applied to the teeth and a special light is shone on the gel for 15 minutes to activate it. Then the gel is removed and the entire process is repeated up to three more times for maximum results.
Some have been known to have sensitivity after the whitening procedure, but it is very minor. The results achieved will wow you and everyone you smile at, as soon as you leave the office. There is no waiting to see results.
What to Expect
Sensitivity has been reported by patients but never lasts longer than a week. Extra strength fluoride toothpaste can decrease the sensitivity you might be feeling. The best part? Whitening can be permanent if you follow the instructions and do touch-ups with the home kit provided to you.
The dentists at Live Better Health Center will let you know that the teeth need to be thoroughly cleaned prior to this treatment. Teeth that have plaque on them are not going to take to the bleaching process as well and you could end up with blotchy teeth. We will describe the entire procedure to you before you come for your visit with us.
Post-Whitening Care Instructions
Congratulations! You’ve just experienced a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. The next 48 hours are important in enhancing and maximizing your whitening results for a long lasting, bright and healthy smile.
For the next 48 hours, dark substances that stain should be avoided, such as:
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Tobacco Products
- Mustard and Ketchup
- Red Wine
- Soy Sauce
- Berry Pie
- Red Sauces
Additional ways to maintain your sparkling Zoom!® smile:
- Avoid staining related habits.
- Use an automated toothbrush.
- Seek regular, professional dental hygiene care to maintain oral health, keep staining to a minimum and determine the need for whitening touch-ups.
Practice good oral hygiene including thorough tooth brushing, flossing to remove debris from between the teeth, and tongue cleaning. Your dental professional will assist you in selecting the products to maintain not only a white smile, but a healthy one as well!
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