Zoom Teeth Whitening at Waterford Center Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Zoom Teeth Whitening

How the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System Works

First, the dentist performs a comprehensive exam, which is meant to highlight any dental problems which need to be addressed before getting a whitening treatment done. This guarantees that the Zoom! whitening procedure works as effectively as possible and prevents any future damage to your teeth. If no such conditions are found, then our dentist performs a teeth cleaning procedure, which primes the teeth for the application of the whitening gel.

Our dentist then applies mouth spacers to avoid the cheeks or lips from coming into contact with the teeth. This is needed to protect the softer tissue from the whitening agent to prevent any irritation.

Then, the teeth whitening gel is applied to the teeth. This gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that serves as the active ingredient that whitens the teeth.

After the gel has been applied, our dentist focuses a bright ultraviolet light on the teeth. This light acts as a catalyst and causes oxygen to be produced through a chemical reaction within the gel. This oxygen permeates the upper layer of the teeth, and bleaches them from within. The upper layer of the teeth is also bleached in this way. The oxygen works to remove the stains both on top and within the enamel.

Next, our dentist cleans away the Zoom! whitening gel and the procedure concludes.