What is Zoom! tooth whitening?
Whether you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter (like right now), or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Zoom! may be the perfect solution for you. Zoom! is a safe, effective bleaching process that lightens discoloration of your tooth enamel and dentin.
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 Comfort Dental’s Myrtle Beach office.
The Zoom! Take-Home Whitening System uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth an average of six shades in three nights*. You have the option of going even lighter with additional at-home applications. Start on Friday and by Monday you’ll have a whole new smile.
Strips or paint-on gels are a waste of time. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Zoom!.
FAQs About Zoom! Tooth Whitening
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes of tooth discoloration. The most common causes of darkening teeth are aging and the consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During initial tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain other antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, bleaching treatments may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Funderburk can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, and provide you with a personalized shade assessment.
Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Zoom! Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is tooth whitening safe?
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, for pregnant women, or for lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before treatment. Here at Comfort Dental, we strongly recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with Zoom! Whitening Toothpaste, and regular touch-ups with your Zoom! take-home gel.
Keep in mind, these are proven, professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available to you at Comfort Dental in Myrtle Beach.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom!
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 in-office, or six shades* in just one weekend at home.
How does the Zoom! In-Office System work?
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 your tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of your teeth.
Is the Zoom! In-office procedure painful?
Not only is Zoom! completely safe. It’s also painless. In fact, many Zoom! patients watch television, or listen to music, while undergoing Zoom! treatment and many even fall asleep.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during the Zoom! treatment. These symptoms disappear within one to three days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
How long is the procedure?
The entire Zoom! 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 (for best results, we also recommend a professional cleaning prior to the actual Zoom! Whitening session).
How long does Zoom! Take-Home Whitening take?
The Zoom! take-home gel is designed to be worn between four and eight hours per application. Dr. Funderburk 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. Dr. Funderburk will help you determine how many applications are right for you.
How is the Zoom! Take-Home System different from the Zoom! In-Office System?
The main difference between the two Zoom! systems? The at-home convenience of one, and the quicker, in-office treatment that boasts stronger results in an hour.
* Note: Results may vary.