Zoom! Teeth Whitening procedures
Step 1 - Consultation: We will run through the teeth whitening process with you in detail, talk to you about your expectations and answer any questions you may have. You will then have a thorough check up to ensure you are suitable for whitening.
Step 2 - Pre-bleaching shade matching: Your tooth shade will be taken using a VITA shade guide, and recorded to compare with the new shade afterwards.
Step 3 - Preparation: A cheek retractor is placed into your mouth, you will be asked to wear protective goggles to protect your eyes and lip balm will be applied to prevent your lips from drying out during the treatment.
Step 4 - Gingival protection: Gingival barrier is placed between the teeth and gums, then hardened with a curing light (this is a rubber like substance that protects the gums from the whitening gel.)
Step 5 - Application of teeth whitening gel: Teeth whitening gel is applied to your upper and lower teeth, covering the surface of each tooth.
Step 6 - Bleaching agent is activated by laser system: The Zoom! light is placed in front of your mouth for about fifteen minutes, this step is then repeated in three cycles.
Step 7 - After-bleaching shade evaluation: After the three cycles are completed, your new shade is revealed to you and the dramatic results compared with the old shade.
Step 8 - After-care instruction: We will give you advice on aftercare, and aftercare notes to take away with you.
Step 9 - Enjoy your new smile: ‘Your finished! Go home and enjoy your new white bright smile’.
Cost of Zoom! Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening Zoom!: US $220
Zoom! Teeth Whitening - FAQ
Sensitivity is the most common side effect of Zoom! laser whitening.
Studies have found that roughly 50% to 67% of patients will experience certain extends of sensitivity during and after whitening. However, it will gradually subside within 1 - 2 days. There are no scientific studies to predict accurately who will enter sensitivity (or to what degree). However, the most common causes could be:Before having your teeth whitened, your teeth are already sensitive to hot or cold food/beverage.Leaked filling or damaged restoration
Teeth that have been whitened with the Zoom System will stay lighter than they would have been without whitening if post whitening instructions are followed.
To keep teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional maintenance or touchups with the Zoom NiteWhite or DayWhite At-Home Whitening Systems or the Zoom Whitening Pen.
After the initial recommended oral exam, the complete procedure takes one office visit.
The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by three, 15-minutes of bleaching sessions with an optional fourth, 15-minute session to be dispensed at the discretion of the dental professional.
A consultation is necessary to ensure no underlying oral health issues.
Before having your teeth whitened, your dentist will also clean your teeth to remove any plaque or calculus to maximize the effects. Zoom whitening is suitable for a large range of patients, unless you have very sensitive teeth or your teeth are severely intrinsically discolored.