It is a simple, non-invasive procedure that usually takes between 45 minutes to an hour.
The process combines a special lamp, referred to as a Zoom light or Zoom laser, with a hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel. Using both, the dentist will bleach each tooth and produce a brighter smile by the end of the treatment.
A high concentration of hydrogen peroxide is used in the gel that covers your teeth. When the peroxide comes into contact with the intense light emitted from the lamp, it breaks down. Then it dissolves a thin layer over top of the enamel and releases oxygen into the teeth. The oxygen then helps to flush out and get rid of tooth discoloration that has set in.
Think of it like you're giving your teeth a chemical bath. As an added bonus, Zoom whitening does not affect the physical structures of your teeth at all. This low-risk procedure is of the best teeth whitening options out there.
More patients are looking for cosmetic dental treatments than ever before, and Zoom Whitening has become a popular choice. This light-activated whitening treatment is done in a series of four sessions under the light. The patient often takes home custom whitening trays and a bleaching solution as well. The procedure helps to remove tooth stains and discoloration, and the custom trays help to maintain the whiter teeth. The length of time that results last varies for each person; whitening will need to be done more frequently for coffee and wine drinkers.
Dr. Zarghouni will conduct a thorough diagnosis of the mouth to check for various factors that could affect your eligibility for the procedure. Some of them are the presence of cavities, restorations, hypersensitive or extremely weak teeth, receding gum line, etc. If he confirms that it is safe for you to have Zoom whitening done, we will place a rubber dam on the teeth to protect the gums from the whitening gel. The gel will be applied to the teeth and spread evenly, after which it will be allowed to stay for a few minutes.
During this time, the gel will liberate oxygen molecules when activated by an activating light. These molecules penetrate the porous surface of the enamel and bleach the staining particles, thereby gradually making the teeth look whiter. The process will be repeated if you have severely stained teeth that require more than a single round of whitening.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Zarghouni, to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call Dentist in Houston TX at (281) 880-6666 or reach out through online consultation and we’ll be happy to help.
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