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Teeth Whitening

The Zoom! in-Office teeth whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth in a little over an hour while you relax at our office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.

Strips or paint-on gels are a waste of time. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Zoom!

Frequently Asked Questions about Teeth Whitening with Zoom!


What is Zoom! tooth whitening?

Zoom! is a laser dental bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin in addition to getting the custom molds with Zoom! whitening gel.


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 or some as it is for others. Upon an oral exam, our doctors can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.


Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Zoom! Teeth Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.


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 teeth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.


Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with Zoom! Whitening Toothpaste, and touch-ups with Zoom! 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 tooth whiteners and Zoom!
Yes! Consulting our doctors 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.


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 painful?
No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep. We also offer MiPaste which is a de-sensitizing agent to our patients two weeks prior to the Zoom! appointment.


Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment. We also send you home with a relief gel to help the sensitivity.


How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes about two hours. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching (we recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Zoom! Whitening session).

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