Are stained or discolored teeth problematic for you? With Zoom whitening, you can brighten your teeth. This teeth-whitening technique uses a bleaching gel, and a special light called the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp.
The lamp accelerates the bleaching process by releasing the oxygen molecules from hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The oxygen treats the discolored enamel without altering the structure of the tooth.
So, that’s zoom whitening in a nutshell but what are some frequently ask regarding the treatment?
Q1. What Happens Before The Zoom Procedure?
The most important part of the process is a dental exam to determine the extent of discoloration and if Zoom is the best option for you.
Next, the lips and gums are covered by a special material that protects soft tissue, which leaves only teeth exposed for the bleaching process.
The Boca Raton dentist will then apply hydrogen peroxide gel onto the teeth and do as explained above.
Q2. Why Is Teeth Cleaning Required Before The Procedure?
It’s best to get regular teeth cleanings before the whitening session to better analyze the degree of discoloration.
It is also necessary to have teeth cleaned because food particles, plaque, and tartar buildups may cause hindrance during the process. The light ray may not pass through the buildups, and this can result in uneven bleaching.
That being said, avoid getting teeth cleaned and whitened on the same day. Doing both on the same day may result in sensitivity problems. It is best to have the whitening done within a week of the cleaning.
Q3. Is Zoom Whitening Painful?
Zoom professional teeth whitening isn’t a painful procedure. However, patients may feel mild discomfort due to tooth sensitivity afterward. The tooth sensitivity will eventually subside within a day so patients must inform the dentist about any preexisting sensitivity issues before starting the process.
Q4. How Long Does The Treatment Last?
Zoom whitening usually lasts 12 to 24 months. But with good oral hygiene practices and maintaining a certain diet, the whitening treatment can last 3-5 years.
Q5. Is The Zoom Lamp Safe?
The zoom lamp is entirely safe to use. That said, patients need to wear protective eyewear during the whitening session to shield their eyes from potential glare from the light source. In addition, soft tissues in the mouth, including lips, gums, and tongue are also protected from the ray using a special covering.
Q6. Is Zoom Teeth Whitening Safe For Everyone?
Yes, but it is not recommended for children under 13 years old and pregnant or lactating women.
Q7. How To Take Care Of Treated Teeth?
The patients will receive a zoom at-home whitening kit containing custom-fitted trays after the process ends. They must follow the instructions as per the dentist’s suggestion. The patients will also be advised to avoid certain food and beverages like tea and coffee to prevent newly treated teeth from stains. Besides these, the dentist will also suggest staying away from tobacco products.
The zoom whitening aftercare also includes maintaining good oral hygiene. It is necessary to maintain a good oral hygiene regime to prevent their teeth from developing further stains. [BEA1]
These are some frequently asked questions about Zoom whitening. To know more about zoom whitening, contact our dental office in Boca Raton, Florida. Bright Horizons Dental has you covered with premium dental services.