Please find below a list of the most commonly asked questions and answers to help you make an informed choice. Should you require any further
information, please don't hesitate to contact us or telephone 01248 370054 where our dental
professionals are on hand to answer your queries.
What is Zoom Tooth Whitening?
How long does Zoom! Chairside Whitening take?
How does the Zoom! In-off ice system work?
The Zoom! light activated whitening gel's active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen
enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in
activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of the Zoom! lamp
increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of up to eight shades.
What will I experience during the Zoom! In-Office Procedure?
How long do the results last?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth
looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! Weekender or Nite White gel.
These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through
your dental professional.
Are there any side effects?
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The Zoom! light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of
discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate. You
can also ask your dentist to supply you with anti-sensitivity toothpaste for use prior to treatment.
What causes tooth discolouration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco,
red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth
Do many people whiten their teeth?
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a
viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Is Tooth Whitening Safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many
dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not
recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Your smile is important. It's one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful -
it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.
Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea,
cola and red wine or smoking.
Whitening can get your smile looking its best. Non-professional procedures and clinically unproven teeth whitening tips can often lead to
unsatisfactory results and even damage your teeth. You should therefore look for a whitening procedure that is:
- Fast and Convenient
- Long Lasting
- Low sensitivity
- Proven to be safe and effective
- Performed by a Dental Professional