Zoom! In-Office Whitening
How the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System Works
First, the dentist performs a comprehensive exam, which highlights any problems to address before getting a whitening treatment done. This guarantees that the Zoom! procedure works as effectively as possible and prevents any future damage to your teeth. If no such conditions are found, then our dentist performs a teeth cleaning procedure, which primes the teeth for the application of the whitening gel.
Our dentist then inserts mouth spacers to avoid the cheeks and lips from touching the teeth. This ensures the mouth's soft tissues will avoid any irritation.
Then, the gel, which consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution, is applied to the teeth. This hydrogen peroxide solution is the active ingredient that whitens the teeth.
After the gel is applied, our dentist focuses a bright ultraviolet light on the teeth. This light acts as a catalyst and causes oxygen to be produced through a chemical reaction within the gel. This oxygen permeates the upper layer of the teeth, and bleaches them from within. The upper layer of the teeth is also bleached in this way. The oxygen works to remove the stains both on top and within the enamel.
Finally, our dentist cleans away the Zoom! whitening gel.