Teeth Whitening

The Zoom 2 In-Office Whitening System is a tooth whitening procedure. It's safe, effective, and fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Zoom 2 Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom 2 in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.

What are the causes of tooth discoloration?
There are many causes of tooth discoloration. 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 discoloration.

Is teeth whitening safe?
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 2 is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom 2?
Yes! Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades whiter. Zoom 2 is clinically proven to whiten your teeth 4-5 shades whiter in one hour.* Only a dentist can get your teeth this white, this fast.

What does a patient experience during the Zoom 2 In-Office procedure?
During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Many actually fall asleep. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.

Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.

How is exposure to the Zoom 2 light controlled?
The Zoom 2 procedure requires that all soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. The clinician is required to monitor the procedure to insure any exposed skin or tissue is isolated and protected. Protective eyewear is required during the procedure. Light sensitive individuals including those undergoing PUVA (Psoralen+UV Radiation) therapy or other photo-chemotherapy, as well as patients with melanoma, should not undergo the Zoom 2 In-Office procedure. Also patients taking any light sensitive drugs or substances, whether over-the-counter, prescription or homeopathic, should consult their primary physician prior to procedure.

How long does Zoom 2 In-Office Whitening take?
The complete procedure takes just over an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of whitening. A dental cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom 2 Teeth Whitening session.