Many people are opting for the Zoom! Chairside Whitening System for fast, safe and effective whitening. Zoom! combines the newest advances in dental technology with a proven chemical process. This ensures that the experience is painless, and the results are satisfying.
There are many reasons why teeth become stained or discolored, including tobacco use, and drinking dark liquids such as red wine, coffee, tea and cola. However, the natural aging process and prescription medication use can also cause yellowing and graying.
There are literally hundreds of whitening treatments available in the marketplace, including take-home strips, bleaching toothpastes and whitening gels. Zoom! has many advantages over these other treatments, including:
It is important to seek advice from your dentist prior to beginning a bleaching regime. Women who are pregnant or lactating should not begin bleaching treatment.
Zoom! is a whitening process that lightens the dentin and enamel of the teeth. Zoom! contains a hydrogen peroxide component (25%), which is the active ingredient in the gel. When hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth, the peroxide component breaks down into tiny oxygen bubbles. It is these bubbles that eliminate yellowing and staining.
A mercury metal halide light is used to activate the gel and expedite the whitening process. This specialized light contains a unique infrared filter that works to reduce the amount of heat (and therefore sensitivity) on the surface of the teeth during the procedure. The internal structure of the teeth remains completely healthy and intact during and after the treatment.
As with any whitening system, the post-treatment results can vary according to the degree of staining and the condition of the teeth. A consultation with your dentist prior to treatment will provide information as to what kind of results Zoom! can provide.
The same external factors that caused the discoloration in the first place can quickly work their way back onto the teeth. For this reason, our dentists recommend flossing once a day, thorough cleaning with anti-sensitivity toothpaste twice a day, and occasional retreatment with Zoom! Weekender. These post-treatment measures will ensure that the smile stays at its whitest for the long time possible.