If you prefer teeth that whiten quicker or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few week while you sleep, Round Rock Dental Group has your two options! The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants quicker results. The Zoom! Take-Home Whitening System uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth by wearing trays for two- four hours a day for two weeks and you can continue to maintain the whitening over the years.
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, we can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, 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 18 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, regular dental visits, and touch-ups with Zoom! take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom!
Yes! Consulting the doctors at Round Rock Dental Group is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades.
How does the Zoom! In-Office System work?
The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, whiten & remove any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
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 long is the In-Office Zoom! procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of whitening. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure (we recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Zoom! Whitening session). While in office we will also prepare take home trays to continue whitening at home and for touch-ups.
How long does Zoom! Take-Home Whitening take?
The Zoom! take-home gel is designed to initially be worn between two to four hours a day for approximately two weeks. A short appointment to make custom appliances to be use and to deliver and consult on instructions is needed. Touch-ups can be at patients desire and only need to be two to four hours for one to two days. Our office has touch-up kits available for future use.
How is the Zoom! Take-Home System different from the Zoom! In-Office System?
The main difference between the two systems is that you use the Zoom! Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home over a few weeks. The Zoom! In-Office System is a boost system that shortens the take-home system down to a few days and requires being in office