In this post, we will review the Zoom teeth whitening procedure so you can get a better understanding of how it works and what to expect if you schedule your teeth whitening appointment.
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Do you want to learn more about Zoom teeth whitening?
You may have heard about Zoom tooth whitening because it is the most popular teeth whitening procedures used in the U.S. Just because you’ve heard of it doesn’t mean you understand how it works though.
What is Zoom Teeth Whitening?
Tooth whitening is used to lighten the color of your teeth and remove stains and discoloration from coffee, tea, wine, smoking and improper teeth care. Zoom is a widely used bleaching process to achieve these goals.
Zoom teeth whitening is an in-office tooth whitening procedure (although there is also a home version) which uses the Zoom lamp, a tool used to accelerate the bleaching process and activate hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin and bleaches the stains, whitening your teeth while leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.
Zoom Teeth Whitening In-Office Introduction
A short introduction to the ZOOM procedure
Zoom Whitening Examination
Before you can proceed with a teeth whitening procedure, Dr. Wilhite or your dentist will need to perform an examination of your teeth and gums to ensure you are a good candidate for Zoom teeth whitening. He will check your health, discuss your oral hygiene habits to determine if you will benefit from Zoom. Sometimes whitening may not be your best optionThis will help you and your dentist agree on the whitening product or technique that’s best for you.
Sometimes whitening may not be your best option. For example, if you have crowns or veneers, these will not work with to conventional whitening agents.
You may not be able to perform teeth whitening until you have had other procedures done. If you have cavities, they will need to be treated first before whitening. If you haven’t had a standard check up and teeth cleaning in a long time, then that will have to be done first.
Only a dentist can tell if you are a good candidate for Zoom. Dr. Wilhite offers consultations for teeth whitening. If you are a first-time patient, you can receive a free teeth whitening after your first checkup and cleaning if you mention our online free teeth whitening special.
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PHILIPS ZOOM! Whitening Step-by-Step
Dentists and patients walk you through the in-office and at-home PHILIPS ZOOM! process.
How the Zoom Whitening Procedure Works
You complete Zoom teeth whitening session will usually last less than an hour. The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover the lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed. The dentist or dental assistant then applies the Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel, which works together with the Zoom light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discoloration. The gel remains in place for 15 minutes while the light is activated. There will be three 15-minute sessions of light activation, for a total time of 45 minutes.There will be no pain involved and during this time, you can relax or listen to music while you wait
The gel remains in place for 15 minutes while the light is activated. There will be three 15-minute sessions of light activation, for a total time of 45 minutes.There is no pain involved and during this time, you can relax or listen to music while you wait
After Your Zoom Whitening Session
After your in-office Zoom treatment, you will receive a Zoom home-use touch-up kit that includes custom-fitted whitening trays. Dr. Wilhite will advise you on when and how to use your touch-up kit. He will also give you tips on foods or drinks to avoid re-staining your teeth. You should be aware that some things will stain your teeth even after whitening, such as tobacco use. You will also need to maintain a recommended brushing and flossing schedule at home (which hopefully you already do!)
What are the Costs of ZOOM! Teeth Whitening?
Contact us today to set up your consultation. We can discuss your goals and options for teeth whitening.
We can also talk about affordable financing and dental insurance options to make sure you get the dental care you need.