ZOOM! Teeth Whitening in Traverse City MI

Frequently Asked Questions about ZOOM! Teeth Whitening

The ZOOM! In-Office Whitening System can whiten your teeth an average of six to eight shades in a little over an hour for most patients. This procedure is ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.

What is ZOOM! Tooth Whitening?

ZOOM! is a tooth whitening process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin in 1 visit.

What Can Cause Tooth Discoloration?

There are many causes of teeth staining or discoloration. The most common include aging and or use of staining substances such as coffee, tea, tobacco or exposure to certain antibiotics during tooth formation.

Who May Benefit From ZOOM! Teeth Whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from ZOOM! tooth whitening, however, results may vary from one individual to another. A brief oral examination before the procedure we will determine if you are a good candidate for ZOOM!.

Is ZOOM! Teeth Whitening Safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. As with any tooth whitening product, ZOOM! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age.

What is the Difference Between Over-the-counter Tooth Whiteners & ZOOM!

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 six to eight shades in just over two hours in most cases.

How does the ZOOM! In-Office System Work?

The ZOOM! light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide.The ZOOM! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. There are products available in our office to help with sensitivity as needed.

Is There Tooth Sensitivity?

Some people may experience temporary tooth sensitivity during treatment. These symptoms disappear usually within one day after treatment as teeth are re-hydrated.

How Long is the ZOOM! Procedure?

The entire procedure takes approximately 21/2 hours. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. We recommend regular professional cleanings and it can be most beneficial (but not mandatory) just prior to the  ZOOM! Whitening session.

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 using Fluoridex Whitening Toothpaste to help maintain the brightness along with regular home maintenance with ZOOM! Night White take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest and are available in our office. Complimentary home bleaching trays are fabricated for each ZOOM! patient and are ready to take home with you the same day as the procedure.

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