Teeth whitening, especially when done professionally, is one of the best things patients can do to improve their smile. Zoom whitening, a new innovative option, exceeds traditional office whitening in terms of speed and effectiveness. These improved effects are thanks to a unique formula and process. The following is more about Zoom and how it works.
How the Zoom Formula Is Different
The Zoom formula should be examined first to distinguish it from alternatives. Zoom contains not only hydrogen peroxide, a standard professional whitening ingredient, but also carbamide peroxide for more bleaching strength. The formula also contains ACP, or amorphous calcium phosphate, to minimize risks of enamel damage. Potassium nitrate is included to help promote comfort during treatment, and fluoride can be applied afterwards to further reduce risks of post-whitening teeth sensitivity and minimize its duration if it does occur.
The Zoom Process at Our Houston Dental Office
Zoom whitening includes multiple cycles of whitening and gel removal rather than the single cycle that alternatives offer. To prevent irritation to oral soft tissues, a barrier is placed in the mouth for the duration of the procedure. Our cosmetic dentist applies the Zoom gel, activates it with the Zoom light, and then removes the gel three times for fifteen minute segments. After the final round of whitening, our dentist cleans the teeth and performs the fluoride application.
Candidates for Zoom
Candidacy criteria for Zoom whitening are similar to those of other professional whitening treatments. This treatment can work well for patients with most types of surface stains, including those resulting from coffee, tea, wine, soda, strawberries, and tobacco. For patients with active teeth sensitivity, our dentist may recommend limited use or to avoid whitening altogether. Although Zoom is designed to work for patients who need regular whitening procedures or repeated sessions, some patients can benefit from taking more time between sessions for enamel recovery.
Stained teeth can have devastating effects on appearance, but they can be restored to their natural luster with professional whitening. Zoom whitening offers results even more quickly and effectively than conventional office whitening techniques. You can schedule a consultation with Houston dentist, Dr. Nazari to find out if Zoom is right for you.
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