Zoom teeth whitening is a process that lightens discoloration of the enamel and dentine. Zoom is one of the most effective professional whitening treatments available.
There are many causes. The most common include ageing, and the consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine, curry etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. We can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a dental checkup, a dental hygiene appointment, and a shade assessment.
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth, under the supervision of a dentist, is safe. However, Zoom is not recommended for people under 18 years of age or while a woman is pregnant or lactating.
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional maintenance with Enlighten home whitening gel.
The Zoom light activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentine and bleaches coloured substances. The structure of the tooth remains unchanged. The Zoom light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. New clinical tests have shown that Zoom Advanced Power whitening system delivers 33% better whitening immediately after the procedure than gel alone, and 44% superior results after 30 days.
The Zoom teeth whitening procedure requires that all soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. In addition to this, protective eyewear must be worn.
Patients who are light sensitive or taking any light sensitive medications, whether, over the counter, prescription, or homeopathic, should consult their doctor prior to the procedure. For anyone who is not a candidate for Zoom, Enlighten home teeth whitening may be a viable option.
The complete procedure takes less than an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by 45 minutes of bleaching.
Sensitivity during and after the treatment may occur in some patients. The Zoom light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. Rarely, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure but always dissipate. Your dentist can also recommend post-treatment sensitivity relief products.