Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures because all of us want brilliant white teeth, and most of us suffer from tooth discoloration. As you grow older, your teeth start looking yellow and discolored for various reasons, including surface stains due to coffee, tea, smoking, etc. Over-the-counter teeth bleaching and teeth whitening products are unsafe, often toxic, and generally useless. As such, you must always opt for professional teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist.

At Sapphire Smiles, we provide one of the most effective in-office professional teeth whitening procedures — Zoom dental whitening. When it comes to in-office teeth whitening procedures, it doesn’t get better than the Zoom whitening procedure, which can brighten your smile by several shades in a single session. We provide Schedule your consultation for cosmetic dentistry, during which our dentist will examine your teeth to determine if you’re suitable for in-office teeth whitening. Please continue reading to learn more about the most effective in-office teeth whitening procedure — Zoom teeth whitening.

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Causes of Teeth Discoloration

Before we introduce you to Zoom teeth whitening, we must discuss the causes of teeth discoloration. Discussion of the causes of teeth discoloration is important because the root cause of discoloration often determines if you’re a suitable candidate for in-office teeth whitening treatment.

The following are some of the leading causes of teeth discoloration:

  • Foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea, wine, cola, etc.
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco.
  • Poor oral hygiene, leading to the accumulation of plaque and tartar.
  • Diseases and infections that affect the enamel.
  • Medications like tetracycline and doxycycline.
  • Wearing away of the enamel due to old age.
  • Intrinsically discolored teeth due to genetics.
  • Exposure to excessive fluoride.
  • Dental trauma that affects or wears away the enamel.

As you can see, teeth discoloration may occur for a wide range of reasons. Generally speaking, in-office professional teeth whitening only removes the surface stains from your enamel, so it will treat discoloration caused by foods and drinks. However, professional teeth whitening — even Zoom teeth whitening — isn’t suitable for intrinsic stains caused by genetics or the wearing away of enamel.

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Introduction to Zoom Teeth Whitening

Zoom is the best professional teeth whitening procedure used to remove or minimize the discoloration of enamel and dentin. During the Zoom teeth whitening procedure, the dentist uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate and catalyze the hydrogen peroxide Zoom bleaching agent. The light breaks down the hydrogen peroxide, allowing oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin, bleaching them and removing all the surface stains.

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Zoom Teeth Whitening Procedure

  • Initial Consultation: Before the Zoom whitening procedure, the dentist will examine your teeth to determine if Zoom teeth whitening is suitable for your teeth. The dentist will examine and identify the root cause of your discoloration to determine if you need teeth whitening or another cosmetic dentistry procedure.
  • Preparation: The Zoom teeth whitening procedure will begin with the dentist covering your lips and gums, so only your teeth are exposed. Following that, the dentist will apply the hydrogen peroxide Zoom whitening gel to your teeth.
  • Light Activation: The dentist will use Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate and catalyze the hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. As the special light breaks down the hydrogen peroxide molecules, the oxygen enters your enamel and dentin to break down all of the surface stains. The dentist will let the light remain on the whitening gel for 15 minutes.
  • Repeat: After 15 minutes, the dentist will stop the light and give you a little break. The Zoom whitening gel will be applied again after a short break for another 15 minutes. This procedure of applying the gel, shining the Zoom light, and waiting for 15 minutes will be repeated thrice. As such, you’ll have to get through three 15-minute Zoom teeth whitening sessions.
  • Fluoride Application: After the Zoom whitening procedure, the dentist will apply a fluoride paste over your teeth to minimize sensitivity.

Benefits of Zoom Professional Teeth Whitening

  • It’s the most effective professional teeth whitening procedure.
  • Zoom whitening gel is completely safe and non-toxic, unlike many over-the-counter whitening gels.
  • Zoom teeth whitening causes some sensitivity, but the dentist applies a fluoride paste over your teeth to minimize discomfort.
  • The entire procedure concludes within an hour or two hours at most.
  • Zoom teeth whitening brightens your teeth by up to 8 shades in a single session.
  • You can see the results of Zoom dental whitening immediately.
  • The effects of Zoom teeth whitening may last up to 6 months or more.
  • Zoom is the ideal professional teeth whitening for sensitive teeth.
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Zoom Whitening Q&As

Is ZOOM teeth whitening safe for enamel?

There is no evidence to suggest that Zoom teeth whitening — or any professional teeth whitening procedure — damages the enamel. As such, Zoom teeth whitening is completely safe for enamel.

How long do the effects of tooth whitening last?

The effects of your Zoom teeth whitening procedure can last up to six months if you’re careful. You should maintain optimal health hygiene to ensure your teeth remain bright and white longer. You should also make some lifestyle changes, like minimizing the consumption of coffee, tea, wine, etc., and you should stop smoking.

Is it possible to whiten your teeth in one day?

Yes, Zoom dental whitening procedure brightens your teeth by up to 8 shades in a single session that may last for up to 2 hours. Zoom is one of the quickest and most effective dental whitening treatments available.

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Schedule Free Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation Today

At Sapphire Smiles, we offer a Schedule your consultation for cosmetic dentistry and smile makeover. Our dentist will examine your teeth to determine if you’re suitable for the Zoom whitening procedure. They will also discuss your expectations, lifestyle, and budget to recommend the ideal cosmetic dentistry procedures for your needs. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your cosmetic dental goals with Dr. Antoun today.