The procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed.
The Zoom! clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! whitening get, which was designed to be used specifically with the Zoom! light. The light and gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up the strains and discoloration.
During this time you can relax, watch TV or listen to music. The gel is applied for 3 fifteen minute sessions for a total treatment time of 45 minutes.
Finally, you go home with your brighter, whiter smile.
- What is Zoom! tooth whitening?
- How long does Zoom! Chairside Whitening take?
- How does the Zoom! In-off ice system work?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. You may have seen the Zoom! process used by me on ABC’s Extreme Makeover.
The complete procedure takes less than an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed as little as by 45 minutes of bleaching. (A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom! whitening session.)
The Zoom! light activated whitening gel's active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of the Zoom! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of up to eight shades.