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Whiter Teeth

What is Zoom! Tooth whitening?

Zoom! Is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

What causes tooth discoloration?

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

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.

Do many people whiten their teeth?

More people than you might imagine. A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. The Zoom! Chairside Whitening System make it easier and faster than ever before.

Is whitening safe?

Yes. Extensive 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 lactating 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. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! Take-Home gel These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dental professional.

How does the Zoom! In-office system work?

The Zoom! Light activated whitening gel's active ingredients is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enter the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of the Zoom! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 33% or more, giving an average improvement of eight shades*.

What does a patient experience during the Zoom! In-Office Procedure?

During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Many actually fall asleep. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.

How is exposure to the Zoom! light controlled?

The Zoom! procedure requires that all soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. The clinician is required to monitor the procedure to insure any exposed skin or tissue is isolated and protected. Protective eyewear is required during the procedure. Light sensitive individuals, including those undergoing PUVA therapy (Psoralen+ UVRadiation) or other photochemotherapy, or patients with melanoma, should not undergo the Zoom! in-office procedure. Also patients taking any light sensitive drugs substances, whether over the counter, prescription or homeopathic, should consult their primary care physician prior to the procedure. Anyone who is not eligible for Zoom! Chairside Whitening for these reasons may be an excellent candidate for Zoom! Take- Home.

How long does Zoom! Chairside Whitening take?

The complete procedure takes just over an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. (A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom! whitening session.)

Are there any side effects?

Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The Zoom! light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate.

Take Home Tray System (Custom Made Trays)

If you've always wanted whiter, brighter teeth, ask us about Discus Dental Tooth Whitening Systems. Under our supervision, you can whiten your teeth in a matter of days with a safe, comfortable and effective process.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

There are many causes. The most common include aging, consumption of staining substance, (coffee, tea, colas, tobacco), trauma, nerve degeneration, and old restorations.

Yes! Research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth with carbamide peroxide under the supervision of a dentist is sage for teeth and gums.

The whitening gel is placed in a thin bleaching tray that fits over your teeth, As the active ingredient in the gel, carbamide peroxide, is broken down, oxigen enters the enamel and dentin and bleaches the colored substances. The structure of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth color is made lighter.

Results are usually seen after the first application. Maximum results generally occur when the process is continued for 10-14 nights.

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during the treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days, once the completion of the treatment. Patients using Nite White EXCEL are less likely to get tooth sensitivity.

Results are usually seen after the first application. Maximum results generally occur when the process is continued for 10-14 nights.