Over time, our smiles gradually discolor (turn yellow) from the effects of aging, as well as substances like coffee, red wine, sodas, tobacco products, and medications.
Although a dental cleaning by a hygienist can help to remove less severe tooth stains, most discoloration needs to be treated with professional tooth whitening to help revitalize your beautiful bright white smile.
One of the leading whitening procedures performed by dentists is called Zoom Teeth Whitening, which has been successful at helping thousands of people become more confident in their brightened smile.
1. What is It?
Zoom Teeth Whitening is a fast and effective bleaching system that takes just 45 minutes to lighten your teeth up to eight shades whiter. During the whitening procedure, the dentist covers your gums and lips for protection.
Then, he or she carefully applies the Zoom Teeth Whitening Gel to your teeth, which contains the magical whitening ingredients of hydrogen peroxide. For three short 15-minute segments, your teeth will be exposed to a patented Zoom Lamp in order to help activate the hydrogen peroxide within the Zoom Teeth Whitening Gel.
Oxygen is able to seep through the outer tooth layers of the enamel and dentin. As a result, Zoom Teeth Whitening can effectively bleach the stains that are on your teeth to restore a clean, healthy smile.
2. Where Can You Have it Done?
Unlike some do-it-yourself tooth whitening procedures that can be completed at home, Zoom Teeth Whitening is an in-office professional bleaching remedy that must be conducted in a dentist office.
Since it is performed by a dentist who is an expert in teeth whitening, Zoom Teeth Whitening is among the safest methods to bleach your teeth. The professional will be right by your side to monitor the procedure, ensure that it is being completed correctly, and the right results are received.
Instead of taking the chance on at home-teeth whitening that comes with many dangers, it is always recommended that you consider consulting with a dentist about the in-office professional procedures, like Zoom Teeth Whitening.
3. How Much Does it Cost?
Although the cost for Zoom Teeth Whitening highly depends on your dentist and geographic location, most procedures are around the average $300 to $330. On the higher end, some dentists have been known to charge upwards of $500 for the short 45-minute whitening.
Of course, Zoom teeth Whitening costs significantly more than other at-home whitening gel treatments that can be purchased at the pharmacy. Higher quality at-home bleaching products usually cost around $50 to $75, for both the gels and set of trays for application.
That being said, the cost of Zoom Teeth Whitening is somewhat reasonable considering its several advantages over other whitening options.
4. Are There Any Risks?
As with all other teeth whitening treatments, there are some associated risks that all patients need to be aware of before having the procedure. More than half of those who receive the Zoom Teeth Whitening procedure have some form of gum irritation resulting from the concentration of hydrogen peroxide.
Some patients experience increased tooth sensitivity to temperature, tooth, and pressure as well. In some rare cases, Zoom Teeth Whitening causes inexplicable sharp pains inside the teeth during the procedure.
You should be advised that dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and other artificial restorations will not be impacted by the whitening. Frequently, patients notice what is called “technicolor teeth,” because the surrounding teeth have all been whitened, but the restored teeth retain the same color.
Although there are these potential risks, it is important to note that the dangers are significantly reduced than with at-home whitening techniques. Since everyone reacts differently, you are strongly encouraged to ask your dentist beforehand if you are an ideal candidate for Zoom Teeth Whitening.
5. How Often Should it Be Re-Done?
Zoom Teeth Whitening is specifically designed to achieve long-lasting results that will keep your teeth looking just as white over an extended period of time. Maintaining good oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing at least once a day, will help the whitening last longer as well.
Some dentists may be able to supply some assistance with aiding in the longevity of the bleaching procedure. There are Day White or Nite White at-home bleaching kits that can be used for occasional touch-ups to preserve the white brightness of your teeth. Zoom Teeth Whitening is meant to be a one-time investment with lifelong results.