You deserve a white, bright smile. Maybe you want whiter teeth for your wedding or a new job. Maybe you’re just tired of living with teeth stained from coffee and tobacco. Whatever your reason, Zoom teeth whitening is a safe, fast and effective way to achieve the white, bright smile you’re looking for.
As we age, our teeth and their enamel naturally darken, as exposure to dark foods and beverages (such as coffee, tea, soda, and red wine) can cause our teeth to appear stained and discolored. Dr. Robert Gauthier has chosen to provide his patients with the state-of-the-art option of Zoom chair-side teeth whitening as a cosmetic dental option for patients in Northborough, MA.
In just one visit, you can improve the whiteness of your teeth by up to 8 shades. The Zoom teeth whitening system is fast and convenient and offers long-lasting results. The active ingredient in Zoom whitening gel is hydrogen peroxide, which has been used for many years and has been proven safe to use to whiten teeth. The Zoom light will activate this gel, which will penetrate the teeth to lighten stains and discoloration.
Treatment with Zoom Teeth Whitening
Dr. Gauthier will first need to do an exam to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for the whitening procedure. If you have not had a dental cleaning in a while, we’ll do that first. You will get the best results if your teeth are clean and free of surface stains and plaque buildup.
Patients are amazed at how easy the procedure is.
- Step 1: After a dental cleaning, we will cover the mouth and gums to protect them from exposure to Zoom whitening gel. The only part of your mouth that will be exposed to whitening gel is your teeth.
- Step 2: Next, we apply the proprietary Zoom whitening gel to the teeth.
- Step 3: A special Zoom whitening light interacts with the gel. The gel oxidizes under this light, lifting tooth stains and removing discoloration. We apply the gel for about three 15-minute sessions for a total of 45 minutes. After each 15 minute session we add more whitening gel to the teeth.
- Step 4: When we remove the coverings, we will apply a flouride gel to your teeth to reduce sensitivity. Patients leave our office with a whiter, brighter smile! We will supply a list of certain things you should avoid for the first 2 days to maximize your results.
The effects of Zoom are immediate, and with proper care and maintenance, your new smile will always be shades lighter than it was before. You don’t need messy trays, and the entire treatment is complete in close to an hour. Your results will last longer if you maintain proper oral hygiene, including flossing and brushing your teeth at least twice daily, and scheduling regular dental cleanings.
Regular dental checkups are also important to avoid plaque buildup. We recommend that patients avoid common lifestyle habits that stain and darken the teeth, such as tobacco use/smoking and consuming dark foods and beverages if they want their results to last longer. If you do need a touch-up, we offer an at-home whitening kit that we will give you in our office.
Zoom Whitening FAQs
Do you have questions about Zoom Whitening treatment? Continue reading to find answers to questions that patients frequently ask in our office:
Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?
No, teeth whitening procedures at the dentist are not bad for your teeth. Our dental professionals are certified and trained to provide safe dental services. Although, if you get too many teeth whitening procedures in a short amount of time, you are likely to damage your teeth.
Can Zoom teeth whitening whiten my dentures?
No, whitening treatments can’t whiten dentures. Denture material is not stain-proof but is stain-resistant and will not easily become discolored. If you have an old, discolored denture, then it’s time to replace it to avoid issues from ill-fitting dentures.
How long does it take to whiten teeth with Zoom?
The Zoom teeth whitening process will take about an hour to complete, but you should expect to be at the office for up to 90 minutes. The results of Zoom Teeth whitening are immediate. You must avoid eating for at least two hours after treatment.
Receive Zoom Teeth Whitening Treatment Today
Request a dental appointment with Dr. Gauthier on our website or contact Apex Dental at (508) 506-1691.