There are several different ways to achieve a brighter, whiter smile and at Loeffler-Pitt Dental Associates, it is our job to recommend the best method to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!
If your teeth a darker shade, discolored from medication, or if you prefer instant results, then the ZOOM Whitening System may be the perfect option for you!
What is ZOOM! Whitening?
ZOOM! Whitening is a cosmetic whitening procedure that is performed in your dentist office. It is designed to give you instant results by whitening your teeth up to eight shades in one session!
How does ZOOM! Whitening work?
The ZOOM! Whitening system uses a light-activated, hydrogen peroxide based whitening gel. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
Is the ZOOM! Whitening in-office procedure painful?
No, the ZOOM! procedure is not typically painful. During the procedure, most patient’s listen to music to pass the time. It is possible, however, to experience some sensitivity while the procedure is taking place. This is normal and will vary from patient to patient.
Are there any side effects to ZOOM! Whitening?
Some people experience increased tooth sensitivity to cold temperatures during treatment. These symptoms are temporary and disappear within 1-3 days after completion of the treatment. We will provide you with everything you need to help minimize and treat post-operative sensitivity.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure.
I am interested in ZOOM! Whitening. How do I get started?
If you are interested in ZOOM! Whitening, we will schedule you to come in for a brief consultation. At your consultation, we will review your medical and dental history and do a quick oral exam to make sure you are a candidate for the procedure.