Zoom! Whitening Facts
If you are looking to whitening your smile safely without ruining your enamel, Zoom! Whitening may be they right choice for you!
What is Zoom! Whitening?
Zoom! ® teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that is easy to perform and produces results in an hour or less. The process of teeth whitening is accomplished when a bleaching agent, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide (a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and urea), is applied to the surface of the tooth. The bleaching agent disintegrates the stains, making them easier to remove and exposing the naturally white enamel underneath.
How Zoom! Whitening Works
With Zoom! ® teeth whitening, your dentist will apply a gel to protect your gums and then administer a concentrated bleaching solution to your teeth. Zoom! ® teeth whitening incorporates a solution containing a potent supply of hydrogen peroxide, which erases years of stains and discoloration from the surface of the teeth. Your dentist will activate the hydrogen peroxide hydrogel using a special ultraviolet light, which breaks the peroxide into hydroxyl radicals, which react with the chromophores (organic compounds that produce color) on the surface of the teeth. The chemical reaction between these compounds causes the chromophores to break down, allowing the hydroxyl radicals to combat and disintegrate the stains on your teeth.
How Long Zoom! Whitening Takes
Zoom! ® teeth whitening is accomplished over three sessions, each session 15 minutes in length. Patients often choose to supplement and maintain this treatment after their third session by using whitening kits at home. Once you have completed your teeth whitening treatment, our office can make an impression of your teeth, formulate a mold from that impression, and use the mold to create a custom whitening tray designed specifically for your teeth. Because at-home dental care can be complicated, we provide our patients with thorough directions for wearing the teeth whitening trays and applying the gel containing the bleaching agent to the inside of the trays. Be sure to follow all instructions in order to achieve maximum whitening results.
If you would like to know more about Zoom! Whitening, please call our Amherst dentist today for a free consultation.