February 17, 2020

What You Should Know About Zoom Whitening

zoom whiteningMany people often question me about whitening and the best options out there for quick and easy whitening. One of  the best products that I have seen, as far as the quick and easy whitening is concerned, is the Zoom whitening product.  Zoom whitening can only be purchased through your dental office and must be used in office. This product has to be applied by a dental professional because it can do a lot of damage to your gums if not applied correctly.

The first step of the whitening is to take impressions of your teeth in order to make you a whitening tray to take home so you can keep up with the whitening once a year.Depending on your diet, the effects of the Zoom whitening should last 2 years. If you are a major coffee or tea drinker or if you smoke or dip, the results may not last 2 years.

The second step requires a mouth prop that you will bite down on that spreads your cheeks out away from your teeth so that they will not touch the whitening gel and allow access for the Zoom light on your teeth. She will then apply a rubber dam on your gums so that they will not be burned by the whitening gel. The rubber dam material is runny when first applied but hardens with the use of a blue light. After that, the assistant will place cotton rolls on the insides of your lips and a mask around the outside of your mouth to prevent the light from burning your skin.

The goggles will then be placed on your eyes and the assistant will place the whitening gel on your teeth and then attach the Zoom light to the mouth prop. The Zoom light will beep after 15 minutes and the assistant will repeat the use of the gel and the light 2 more times. At the end of the 3rd round, the assistant will remove the mouth prop, cotton rolls, and rubber dam and check your final shade. You will be sent home with relief gel just in case your teeth get sensitive after the whitening and they will also give you your whitening trays and extra gel to continue bleaching over the next 2 weeks if you prefer to. The product continues to whiten the teeth over the next 76 hours so you will have even whiter teeth after you leave the office.

Overall, this is a great product and I have seen tremendous results with it. Some people have had a lot of sensitivity afterwards so make sure you use the relief gel and take a couple IBprophen to help with the pain. If you have had tetracycline as a child the stains more than likely will not be removed and the teeth will not get much lighter. Check with your dentist to see if you would be a good candidate for the whitening.