Zoom!® In-office Whitening

Dentist Towson

If you prefer teeth that are whiter right now your answer is Zoom!® The Zoom!® In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades on our shade guide, in a little over an hour while you relax in our office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.

What Can Cause Tooth Discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who May Benefit From Tooth Whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening . However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Upon an oral exam, including a shade assessment, we can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.

Is Tooth Whitening Safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product , Zoom!® is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or nursing women.

How Long Do The Results Last?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and touch-ups with Zoom!® Home gel . These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office for a minimal fee.

What Is The Difference Between Over-The-Counter Tooth Whiteners & Zoom!®

Consulting your dentist is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely . Over-the-counter tooth 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 up to eight shades brighter in one hour.

How Does The Zoom!® In-Office System Work?

The Zoom!® light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Zoom!® light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.

Is The Zoom!® In-Office Procedure Painless?

Yes, normally. Only in rare circumstances are patients sensitive to the solutions. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep. If you like, we’ll even pamper you with a paraffin hand treatment while you relax!

Are There Any Side Effects?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within one to three days after interruption or completion of the treatment.

The entire procedure takes just under two hours. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of whitening. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. For best results we recommend a professional cleaning prior to the actual Zoom!® whitening session.

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