What is ZOOM! Whitening?
Want your smile to sparkle? Teeth whitening, otherwise known as bleaching, is one of the most popular areas to cosmetic dentistry. Even subtle changes in shading can make someone look years younger. Several factors can contribute to the darkening of teeth, including the effects of age, certain foods and drinks, smoking habits, and medications.
Many adults opt for a whitening toothpaste or over-the-counter whitening strips but unfortunately, these “alternatives’ don’t always give you the desired results and just end up being a waste of time and money. Zoom whitening, developed by Philips, is a professional whitening treatment, capable of safely brightening your teeth by up to eight shades. In fact, it’s the #1 patient-requested professional whitening treatment, owing to even results, amazing convenience and minimal tooth sensitivity following the treatment.
How does ZOOM! whitening work?
Philips ZOOM! Whitening is a simple process that takes just a few steps. We start by taking some before photos of your teeth, as well as taking the shade of your natural teeth. Next, we will isolate the teeth by covering the gums with a protective barrier so that when the light-activated bleaching gel is applied, your gums can remain untouched. Then, a layer of bleach is applied to each tooth using a small paint-brush like applicator and is re-applied at the beginning of each 15-minute session. The advanced gel gently penetrates the sub-micron pores of tooth enamel to break down stains and eliminate years of discoloration. The entire process takes anywhere from 45-minutes to and hour and can be done in one visit.
Are there any side effects with ZOOM! Whitening?
One common concern with teeth whitening is whether or not it damages the teeth. The conclusive answer is no, teeth whitening gel will NOT damage or harm your tooth enamel whatsoever. The whitening gel is 25% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).
You may experience some mild hot/cold sensitivity after your teeth whitening, this is very common, it typically goes away within 24 hours and does not require any over-the-counter pain relievers.
In one visit to our office, you can leave with a more confident, whiter and brighter smile. Call us today at 805-568-3733 to see if a ZOOM! Teeth whitening is right for you.