What is ZOOM! 2 Teeth whitening?
ZOOM! 2 is a teeth whitening process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
What causes discoloration of teeth?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During the formation of teeth, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from ZOOM! 2 Teeth Whitening?
Almost anyone. However, teeth whitening may not be as effective for some as it is for others. We can determine if you are a viable candidate for ZOOM! 2 Teeth Whitening through a thorough oral exam, including a teeth shade assessment.
Do many people whiten their teeth?
More people whiten their teeth than you might imagine. A bright, sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. The ZOOM! 2 Teeth Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is ZOOM! 2 Teeth Whitening safe?
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider teeth whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any teeth whitening product, ZOOM! 2 Teeth Whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
How long do the results last?
By following some simple post teeth 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 touch-ups with ZOOM! 2 take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter teeth whiteners and ZOOM! 2 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! 2 is clinically proven to whiten your teeth nine to twelve shades in 45 minutes. Only a dentist can get your teeth this white, this fast.
How does the ZOOM! 2 Teeth Whitening In-Office System work?
The ZOOM! 2 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 colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The ZOOM! 2 teeth whitening light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
What does a patient experience during the ZOOM! 2 Teeth Whitening procedure?
Your mouth is kept dry using gauze and cotton rolls. Your lips are kept away from your teeth using a plastic retractor. Some patients feel a slight burning and tingling sensation near the end of the procedure. It is relatively pain free afterward, although some patients have cold sensitivity for one day after treatment. During the teeth whitening procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music.
How is exposure to the ZOOM! 2 teeth whitening light controlled?
The ZOOM! 2 teeth whitening procedure requires that all soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. The clinician is required to monitor 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! 2 Teeth Whitening procedure. Also patients taking light sensitive drugs or substances should consult their physician prior to ZOOM! 2 Teeth Whitening.
Are there any side effects to ZOOM! 2 Teeth Whitening?
With teeth whitening some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after completion of the teeth whitening treatment.
How long does ZOOM! 2 In-Office Whitening take?
The complete teeth whitening procedure takes just over an hour. The teeth whitening begins with a preparation period followed by 45 minutes of whitening. A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual ZOOM! 2 Teeth Whitening session.
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Porcelain Veneers are contact lens-thin and are placed over existing teeth without having to remove painful tooth structure (unlike traditional veneers.) Porcelain Veneers are the painless, permanent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.
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Contact-Lens-Thin to Save Your Tooth Structure
- No shots or anesthetic required – procedure is entirely pain-free
- Little to no reduction of tooth structure – you keep your natural teeth intact!
- Minimal preparation required
- No post-operative sensitivity
- Only two visits necessary
- Extremely natural-looking because they are so thin (approximately .2 mm) and translucent
- No temporaries required
- Restore and strengthen teeth. Help prevent wear
- Extraordinarily strong. Clinically proven to last up to 16 years
- A viable alternative to braces in many cases
- Can be placed over crowns and rejuvenate old dental bridge work
- No micro-leakage or micro-cracking