A dazzling white smile has become the hallmark for youthful exuberance at any age. Because teeth naturally become stained over time due to debris settling deep into enamel, solutions for discoloration are in demand. We are proud to offer Zoom! teeth whitening as a fast and efficient way to make over the smile.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is the broad term that is used to describe treatment that lifts debris out of enamel using a professional grade peroxide solution. The Zoom! method of removing set-in stains has been developed for speed. It uses a similar peroxide agent to home whitening but also incorporates light to accelerate the breakdown of stains.
Teeth Whitening Candidates
Many teens and adults are great candidates for teeth whitening. Before treatment, we confirm that oral health is good and that there are no cavities or gum disease that may be irritated by the use of peroxide.
Benefits Of In-Office Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening offers the primary benefit of achieving excellent results. Home whitening products sold commercially may seem convenient and inexpensive compared to professional whitening. However, they are not made with sufficient peroxide content to achieve the desired outcome. Many of the patients who visit us for professional whitening using the Zoom! system have tried commercial whitening strips or other products and were left frustrated by the lack of results achieved.
Teeth Bleaching Treatment
Zoom! teeth whitening follows precise but easy steps to achieve the desired result without causing unnecessary inflammation.
- Teeth may be cleaned before treatment.
- No sedation is needed for the brief procedure. A barrier is placed over the lips and gums to prevent contact with the bleaching agent. Protective glasses are also placed over the eyes.
- A small appliance is placed just inside the lips to hold them comfortably away from front teeth.
- Whitening gel with pH booster is applied using a brush.
- The Zoom! blue light is used to activate whitening gel for faster results. This phase of treatment lasts approximately 15 minutes.
- Light intensity may be adjusted to achieve the desired result. The application and light segments of treatment may also be repeated for more intense whitening.
How Long Does Zoom! Whitening Take?
Zoom! whitening is intentionally accelerated and may take as few as twenty to thirty minutes for subtle staining. More severe discoloration may involve repeat applications and light treatment, increasing treatment time to about an hour.
How Immediate Are Teeth Whitening Results?
Teeth whitening with Zoom! provides immediate results. This is advantageous compared to professional home whitening treatment, which lifts stains over the course of one to two weeks.
Teeth Bleaching Results
The results of teeth whitening are not permanent but can last years. Good lifestyle and oral care habits, such as avoiding tobacco and rinsing the mouth with water after consuming coffee, tea, soda, and red wine can support longer lasting radiance.
Is Zoom! Teeth Whitening Safe For Your Teeth?
Teeth whitening, even accelerated methods, are very gentle when used appropriately. Typically, the only concern for enamel damage lies in overuse. When you consult with a dentist for teeth whitening, overuse is highly unlikely so the risk of tooth damage significantly decreases.
Does Teeth Whitening Cause Tooth Sensitivity?
There is a possibility that teeth may become sensitive or encounter “zingers,” after teeth whitening. This is even possible with commercial whitening products. Before Zoom!, we take every precaution we can to minimize the risk of sensitivity, including covering the gums to prevent absorption of peroxide into soft tissue close to tooth nerves.
If sensitivity does occur, it is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain relieving medication. We invite you to speak with our staff if you are concerned about sensitivity or pain after teeth whitening. Strategies for pain management can be discussed before treatment.
How Many Teeth Whitening Sessions Will I Need?
The beauty of Zoom! in-office teeth whitening is that it only takes one appointment lasting about one hour to achieve beautiful results. Subsequent treatments may be performed to lift the shade of teeth even further or to reduce stains that have recurred over time.
Schedule a Consultation
A bright smile indicates youth, energy, and confidence. Get yours by contacting our Melbourne, FL office for Zoom! in-office teeth whitening. Call us at 321.372.7700 to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves Melbourne, FL and surrounding areas.