But what is Zoom teeth whitening? What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening? How long does Zoom teeth whitening last? These are all excellent questions that you need answered before undergoing a teeth whitening treatment.
What is Zoom teeth whitening?
Zoom teeth whitening is a type of professional teeth whitening treatment that uses a specially designed peroxide system to alleviate discolouration on the enamel and dentin of teeth. It treats discolouration by bleaching away stains without damaging your permanent tooth structure.
What conditions can Zoom teeth whitening treat?
Zoom teeth whitening can treat a number of conditions that cause discolouration or staining to teeth. In general, there are two kinds of discolouration, intrinsic and extrinsic discolouration.
Intrinsic discolouration arises from within the tooth. Often, it’s the result of tooth trauma, infection, medication, ageing, or childhood illness. On the other hand, extrinsic discolouration occurs due to staining from outside agents. Extrinsic discolouration can occur due to smoking, drinking highly pigmented beverages like red wine, coffee, or tea, or eating foods with dyes. Teeth whitening treatments typically treat extrinsic stains on your natural teeth.
Why choose professional teeth whitening?
With so many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, why choose professional teeth whitening?
Put simply, without the help of a dentist; it can be challenging to know which teeth whitening option is right for your unique mouth health. A dentist at Beyond 32 Dental can help you choose the teeth whitening procedure that’s right for your smile goals and also healthy for your mouth.
Is Zoom teeth whitening right for me?
At Beyond 32 Dental, we use Zoom chairside whitening technology which ensures safe, fast and exceptional results. A skilled, experienced dentist at Beyond 32 Dental can determine if Zoom teeth whitening is right for you.
If your mouth is in reasonable health, then in-chair Zoom teeth whitening might be an excellent option for you.
If you experience severe tooth sensitivity, we also offer professional at-home whitening kits that contain a lower concentration of bleaching gel so you can whiten your teeth gradually.
How long does Zoom teeth whitening last?
In terms of the length of the procedure, Zoom teeth whitening is an incredibly quick option. Zoom teeth whitening takes less than an hour, on average, when administered by a qualified professional.
The results of Zoom teeth whitening, however, can last for months to years depending on your diet and how you look after them.
What happens before a Zoom teeth whitening procedure?
This first step might involve quick teeth cleaning and an examination to ensure gum health. Your dentist will take some precautionary measures to protect your gums from the bleaching agent. This involves shielding your gums and soft tissue with cotton and cheek retractors. Additionally, your dentist will record your starting tooth shade so that you can measure it against your results.
How does the whitening agent work?
The actual whitening phase of the process is fairly simple. Your dentist will apply a whitening agent to the fronts of your teeth and to accelerate the process shine an LED curing light onto your teeth.
This step will be performed three times: there will be three 15-minute rounds of letting the whitening agent lighten and brighten your teeth. Your dentist will monitor your practice after each round.
What about aftercare?
Afterward, your dentist will advise you to avoid food, drinks, and activities, such as smoking, so the effects are long-lasting.
Because some patients may experience some sensitivity for a day or two following the procedure, your dentist will apply a post-treatment gel to reduce sensitivity and protect your tooth enamel.
You will be given a take home whitening kit that includes customised whitening trays and a whitening gel, so you can touch up the brightness of your smile any time you want.
Enjoy your smile!
The last step of the process is simply to enjoy your new brighter smile for 12-24 months. The duration of the treatment results will depend on your lifestyle habits. Tooth enamel is porous, and your teeth can become stained again.
Contact an experienced dental practice today
If Zoom teeth whitening sounds like it could be right for you, contact Beyond 32 Dental at (02) 9158 6334. We can answer any questions you have and get you started on your journey towards a brighter and more confident smile.