The Zoom Teeth Whitening system is a non-invasive technique of whitening that has gained considerable traction since its arrival in Sydney, and is perhaps one of the most popularly discussed in dental whitening forums. Zoom! uses a bright blue LED light to enhance the effectiveness of the whitening process. While not meant to be comprehensive, here’s a run-down of what to expect when you’re going through the procedure.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening Step-by-Step
First, the dentist will clean your teeth as any food particles or plaque may affect the whitening process. Next, he will place on your mouth a retractor to hold your lips away from your teeth. The mouth brace keeps your mouth open during the Zoom Teeth Whitening process while protecting your lips from possible damage due to chemical exposure. The main goal of retractor placement is to achieve minimal sensitivity and ensure your optimum comfort during the procedure.
Also as preventive measures, you will be asked to wear eye protection glasses to guard against the Bright Blue rays, and gum coating administered to protect your gums from the chemicals.
The dentist will then apply the Zoom! Whitening gel on your teeth, followed by Zoom light exposure, during which the Zoom! light will activate the gel, a hydrogen-peroxide solution. The Zoom light activation will penetrate the enamel of the teeth, thus breaking down the tougher stains that cannot be removed by regular and professional cleaning methods. The gel is left on to work for 15-20 minutes, after which the treatment is repeated 3 times for a total treatment time of 45 minutes.
And that’s it! You will be amazed by the results that have been achieved in only about 45 minutes. For some patients, the results are highly noticeable, achieving up to 8 shades lighter! Being a non-invasive procedure, patients generally feel no pain, apart from a tingling sensation and slight sensitivity, which in most cases, is more like a mild discomfort that generally passes in a few hours up to 2 days. The results from this procedure can last as long as you keep on with your teeth brushing and flossing routine, especially after consuming foods and beverages that are known to stain the enamel.
The Zoom Whitening Verdict
Zoom In-Chair Whitening is considered the most effective, safe and quickest professional whitening system available. As for extent of whitening and how long the effect lasts, results vary from person to person. The whitening itself it permanent but stains will reoccur.