If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Dr. Williams, Dr. Alex and Dr. Wu have your answer with Zoom! The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades* in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. The Zoom! Take-Home Whitening System uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth an average of six shades in three nights.
While strips or paint-on gels are are appealing, clinical results have shown that they do not provide the same results. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Zoom!
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective or some as it is for others. Upon an oral exam, Dr. (Doctor) can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
* And you may go even lighter with additional applications. Start on Friday and by Monday you’ll have a whole new smile.
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with Zoom! Whitening Toothpaste, and touch-ups with Zoom! Take Home gel. These are professionally formulated products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Consulting the Doctors of MLD is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Zoom! is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades in one hour or six shades in just one weekend.
The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel's active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep.
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within one to three days after completion of the treatment.
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. We recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Zoom! Whitening session.
The Zoom! Take-Home gel is designed to be worn between four and eight hours per application. The Doctors of MLD will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of six shades after just three nights of use. The doctors will help you determine how many applications are right for you.
The main difference between the two systems is that you use the Zoom! Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home over a few nights. The Zoom! In-Office System is performed entirely in the office.