Zoom In-Office Teeth Whitening
Zoom!® combines the newest advances in dental technology with proven chemical formulas and can whiten your teeth up to four shades lighter in 1 day! This ensures that the bleaching experience is painless, and the results are satisfying.
Is Zoom whitening right for me?
ZOOM teeth whitening is a popular and effective cosmetic dental procedure that offers several benefits to anyone seeking a brighter, whiter smile! Here are some of the key benefits of ZOOM whitening:
Fast Results: ZOOM whitening provides rapid and noticeable results, often achieving teeth that are several shades whiter in just a single session. This makes it an ideal option for individuals with busy schedules or those seeking immediate improvement in the appearance of their smile for special events or occasions.
Effective Stain Removal: ZOOM whitening effectively removes stains and discoloration caused by various factors, including aging, consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco use, and certain medications. The whitening gel used in the ZOOM process contains hydrogen peroxide, which penetrates the enamel to break down stains and whiten the teeth.
Customized Treatment: ZOOM whitening can be tailored to meet your needs and preferences. The intensity and duration of the whitening treatment can be adjusted based on the severity of staining and the desired level of whitening. This allows for personalized and optimized results.
Safe and Comfortable: ZOOM whitening is a safe and comfortable procedure. Protective barriers are used to minimize the risk of sensitivity and irritation to the gums and soft tissues. Additionally, the ZOOM whitening gel is formulated to minimize sensitivity during and after the treatment.
Long-lasting Results: With proper care and maintenance, the results of ZOOM whitening can last for an extended period of time. You can maintain a brighter smile by practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding foods and beverages that can stain the teeth, and undergoing periodic touch-up treatments as recommended by Dr. Lemons.
Boosted Confidence: A brighter, whiter smile can significantly enhance your confidence and self-esteem. By improving the appearance of your teeth, you often feel more confident in social and professional settings, leading to an overall more positive outlook on life.
Professional Supervision: ZOOM whitening is performed under the supervision of our professional dental team, ensuring the safety and effectiveness of the treatment. Dr. Lemons and the team at Lemons Dental have the knowledge and expertise to assess your oral health and determine if ZOOM whitening is the right option for achieving your desired results.
What is the process for Zoom Whitening?
Preparation: Before the whitening procedure begins, Dr. Lemons will examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy and suitable for whitening. Any existing dental issues, such as cavities or gum disease, may need to be addressed before proceeding with the treatment. Additionally, we may take photographs of the teeth to monitor your whitening progress.
Protection: To protect your gums and soft tissues from the whitening gel, a protective barrier is applied to your gums. This usually involves covering the gums with a special gel or a rubber shield, leaving only the teeth exposed.
Application of Whitening Gel: Once your gums are protected, we apply a whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide to the surfaces of your teeth. The ZOOM whitening gel is specially formulated to break down stains and discoloration on the enamel of your teeth.
Activation with ZOOM Light: To enhance the whitening process, a ZOOM light or laser is used to activate the whitening gel. The light helps to accelerate the breakdown of stains and allows the whitening gel to penetrate deeper into the enamel, resulting in more effective whitening results.
Multiple Sessions: The whitening process involves up to 4 sessions, with each session lasting about 15 to 20 minutes. During each session, we will reapply fresh whitening gel and activate it with the ZOOM light to achieve the desired level of whitening.
Post-Treatment Care: After the whitening treatment is complete, we will remove the whitening gel and protective barriers from your teeth. You may experience some temporary tooth sensitivity following the procedure, but this typically subsides within a few days. We will also provide instructions on how to maintain the results of the whitening treatment, such as avoiding foods and beverages that can stain the teeth and practicing good oral hygiene.
Tips to avoid sensitivity after Zoom whitening
Experiencing some mild sensitivity after ZOOM whitening is relatively common, but there are several steps you can take to alleviate discomfort. Here are some helpful tips on how to treat sensitivity after ZOOM whitening:
Use Over-the-Counter Pain Relief: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help reduce sensitivity and discomfort. Follow the dosage instructions provided on the medication packaging, and consult with your dentist if you have any concerns or if the sensitivity persists.
Avoid Hot or Cold Foods and Beverages: Temperature extremes can exacerbate tooth sensitivity. Avoid consuming hot or cold foods and beverages, and opt for lukewarm or room temperature items instead. This can help minimize discomfort and give your teeth time to recover.
Use Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth: Consider switching to a toothpaste specifically formulated for sensitive teeth. These toothpastes typically contain ingredients like potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, which help desensitize the nerves in the teeth and provide relief from sensitivity.
Avoid Acidic Foods and Drinks: Acidic foods and beverages can contribute to tooth sensitivity and enamel erosion. Limit your intake of acidic items such as citrus fruits, sodas, and vinegar-based foods until your sensitivity subsides.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene: Maintain good oral hygiene habits to promote healing and prevent further sensitivity. Brush your teeth gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth.
Use Fluoride Mouthwash or Gel: Rinse your mouth with a fluoride mouthwash or apply a fluoride gel to the teeth as directed by your dentist. Fluoride helps strengthen the enamel and can reduce sensitivity by blocking the transmission of sensations to the nerves.
Avoid Teeth Whitening Products: Refrain from using any additional teeth whitening products or treatments while experiencing sensitivity after ZOOM whitening. These products can further irritate the teeth and exacerbate sensitivity.
Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and promote saliva production. Saliva helps neutralize acids in the mouth, remineralize the teeth, and maintain oral health.
It's important to remember that tooth sensitivity after ZOOM whitening is usually temporary and should resolve within a few days. However, if you experience severe or prolonged sensitivity, or if you have any concerns about your oral health, don't hesitate to contact us for further guidance and assistance.