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Zoom! Tooth Whitening

Updated: Sep 23, 2018


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 and pregnant or lactating women.

How Long Do The Results Last?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and touch-ups with take home bleaching gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.

What Is The Difference Between Over-The-Counter Tooth Whiteners & Zoom!

Consulting Dr. Lipari or Dr. Mangiameli is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. 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 up to six shades in one hour.

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 the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.

Is The Zoom! In-Office Procedure Painful?

Most patients enjoy relaxing for an hour and taking a break from their busy schedule. During the procedure, patients can watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep. Some people experience, what is known as, "Zingers". See next question.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment.These are known as "Zingers". These symptoms usually disappear within the day of completion of the treatment.

How Long Is The Procedure?

The entire procedure takes just one hour! We recommend scheduling a hygiene appointment prior to the actual Zoom! Whitening session for the best results.

“I really love my new,white teeth... I'm all smiles!”

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