- Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Zoom In-Office Whitening Procedure
Prior to your Zoom whitening, your dentist will schedule a cleaning to be performed in order to maximize results of treatment. The entire Zoom whitening procedure is completed within one hour. Preparation for treatment will require the isolation of the teeth, ensuring that the gums and lips are covered to prevent contact with the bleaching solution. Your dentist or dental assistant will then begin applying the Zoom gel accompanied by the Zoom light to effectively penetrate the enamel layer to break up and eliminate even the deepest set stains.
The hydrogen peroxide gel is allowed to safely remain on the teeth for 15 minute intervals along with the Zoom light. During this part of your treatment you may watch TV, listen to music or simply relax. The entire procedure consists of three 15 minute sessions for a total of 45 minutes, the first 15 being allotted for preparation. Some patients may experience sensitivity, or strong gag reflex and may not wish to complete all three sessions in one appointment. Upon completion of your treatment, fluoride toothpaste is applied to the teeth to help relieve sensitivity.