The process generally involves teeth being clinically cleaned to remove topical stain and dental plaque. The dentist will complete an exam to make sure the patient meets the minimal requirements for teeth whitening. It is usually recommended the patient be eighteen years of age; there is no active dental decay; there are no broken teeth or hairline cracks; excessive gum recession is not present … these dental conditions can mean the patient will experience sensitivity during the teeth whitening procedure.
Once the patient meets dental qualifications, it will be determined that any desired cosmetic dentistry will be completed after teeth whitening so your new cosmetic restoration will be color matched to your newly whitened biological teeth.
With Zoom teeth whitening, the patient can go from dull and drab to Hollywood WOW by lightening teeth up to eight shades.
The patient will get their new look underway with their dental professional placing protection on the soft mouth tissues to prevent burns (Zoom teeth whitening contains the most powerful whitening agents available, which is why it must be distributed by your dentist). The whitening gel is applied and teeth are subjected to a laser or curing light to expedite the process.
For many patients, one application will achieve the desired result; however, if needed a second application can be completed during the same session.
With Zoom teeth whitening, teeth can continue to lighten for up to two weeks following this in-office treatment so final results may not be immediately realized.
Zoom teeth whitening is completely safe. In addition to oral protection during application, eyewear is provided. In addition, your in-office treatment is administered by a trained dental professional … this means any concerns or questions you may have are addressed immediately. This benefit is not available with whitening products purchased online or at the drugstore.
Zoom also offers take-home whitening for individuals who wish to lighten their teeth at their own pace in the privacy of home. Guidance from your dentist is still available as this product is only distributed by a dental professional.
Touch up kits are available for both in-office and take home Zoom whitening that can be used as needed to keep your new smile bright.
Contact our cosmetic dentistry team at Balcones Family Dental for more information about teeth whitening today.