Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available at our practice. There are many different ways to whiten your teeth, the newest and quickest way is a procedure that is referred to as Zoom whitening. Zoom is a teeth bleaching process that is used around the globe to lighten discolouration of the enamel and dentin. Tooth discolouration and staining can be caused by the consumption of tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco products, or it may be the result of the natural aging process.
The Zoom teeth whitening procedure uses an advanced power chairside lamp that accelerates the bleaching process by activating the 25% hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide gets activated, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances in a gentle manner that does not change the structure of the tooth or damage the gum line.
It is recommended that you first undergo teeth whitening if you are planning to have other cosmetic dental procedures, such as veneers, in order to ensure that your natural teeth and dentation perfectly matches the restorations. Some patients may even find that a simple teeth whitening procedure is all that they need to obtain the smile that they desire.
However, before deciding whether Zoom teeth whitening is for you, we will have to conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to ensure er oral health and determine if you will benefit from teeth whitening. This will also help us determine which teeth whitening technique is best for you.