Zoom! Tooth Whitening

As the name suggests Zoom! whitening is the fastest way to get your teeth as white as they can be. The procedure takes less than an hour whilst you lie back and relax and the whitening gel and light get to work for you. You won’t find a more relaxing and pleasant way to get your teeth sparkling.

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How dramatic will my result be?
There is a limit to how white your teeth will naturally go. Zoom! will get your teeth as white as they can be without covering them in porcelain veneers. Usually, your teeth can lighten by nine to twelve shades in one, 45 minute Zoom! session. This level of whiteness will vary from person to person.

How long will these results last?
This depends on any habits you may have such as smoking, drinking red wine or eating staining foods. The less of these you consume, the longer the effects will last. The less of these you consume, the longer the effects will last. Generally, you can expect 1-3 years. If you do smoke we would recommend getting home whitening trays for top-ups when needed- Regular hygiene appointments can also help maintain your brightness.

Does Zoom! Tooth whitening hurt?
Zoom! is often performed for people who have sensitive teeth and cannot wear trays for home whitening. Some, but not all, patients will experience sensitivity after whitening. Usually this will only occur towards the end of whitening when the benefits have been achieved. Some people may experience sensitivity in the hours after whitening, and using Sensodyne® toothpaste on your teeth can help alleviate this. Most people do not need any painkillers for this but if you are anxious at all about the procedure, you may consider taking some gentle painkiller

Who may benefit from ZOOM! Advanced Teeth Whitening?
Almost everyone sees the immediate effects of a Zoom! treatment. However, teeth whitening may be more effective on some that it is on others. We can determine if you are a viable candidate for ZOOM! Teeth Whitening through a thorough quick exam in our whitening suite, including a teeth shade assessment. This consultation is free of charge and can be done on the same day as whitening.

Do many people whiten their teeth?
Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures that people are considering nowadays. A bright, sparkling smile can make a huge difference for everyone and is a real treat before a special occasion as it brightens up the face instantly. The ZOOM! Teeth Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before and is taken home, where you can top up as necessary.

Is ZOOM! Teeth Whitening safe?
Yes, completely. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth is safe. In fact, many dentists consider teeth whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any teeth whitening product, ZOOM! Teeth Whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter teeth whiteners and ZOOM! Advanced Teeth Whitening?
Yes. Consulting your dental professional is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Plus, over-the-counter teeth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. ZOOM! is clinically proven to whiten your teeth nine to twelve shades in 45 minutes. Only Zoom! can get your teeth this white, this fast.

How does the ZOOM! Advanced Teeth Whitening System work?
The ZOOM! light-activated teeth whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide gel is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching coloured substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The ZOOM! teeth whitening light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.

Are there any side effects to ZOOM! Advanced Teeth Whitening?
The only side effect that some people experience is temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after completion of the teeth whitening treatment.

How is exposure to the ZOOM! Advanced teeth whitening light controlled?
The ZOOM! teeth whitening procedure requires that all soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. The area is monitored during the procedure to insure any exposed skin or tissue is isolated and protected. Protective eyewear is required during the procedure. Light sensitive individuals including those undergoing PUVA (Psoralen+UV Radiation) therapy or other photo-chemotherapy, as well as patients with melanoma, should not undergo the ZOOM! Teeth Whitening procedure. Also patients taking light sensitive drugs or substances should consult their physician prior to ZOOM! Teeth Whitening.

How long does ZOOM! Advanced In-Office Whitening take?
The complete teeth whitening procedure takes just over an hour and a half (Two hours if you would like to also include home whitening trays). The tooth whitening begins with a preparation period followed by 45 minutes of whitening. This is done in 3 sessions of 15 minutes. A hygiene appointment is recommended prior to the actual ZOOM! Teeth Whitening session.

How does tray whitening compare?
Tray whitening is a great and inexpensive way to whiten your teeth. It is often combined with Zoom! so you can achieve instant results and you will still have the whitening trays to use later to “top up” your teeth if you feel they have stained after time or after foods which are particularly strong in colour.

Can I just get a tray system over the counter?
You cannot buy tooth whitening gels of the same strength and quality from a chemist as you can from your dentist. Moreover, the tray made by your dentist is custom made and fits your teeth like a personal retainer. A tray you make yourself from a kit may leak gel into your mouth and allow saliva into the gel reducing its effectiveness and can even damage your gums.

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