Over time, teeth tend to lose their whiteness and appear darker or more yellow naturally. Drinking coffee, tea, or red wine can also cause tooth discoloration, as well as smoking or chewing tobacco. Considering teeth whitening in Spring, TX? The Zoom! Teeth Whitening process is an effective solution for lightening the discoloration of enamel and dentin while leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged. For zoom teeth whitening in Spring, TX schedule your appointment today!
Before choosing the Zoom in-office teeth whitening procedure, your dentist will consult with you on your goals as well as oral health, to ensure that your teeth are healthy enough to undergo treatment. He or she will note any existing dental work, such as crowns or veneers, which do not respond to conventional whitening agents.
The zoom in-office teeth whitening procedure itself takes approximately one hour, but it’s generally recommended that it’s preceded by a regular teeth cleaning. Prior to your zoom in office teeth whitening procedure, your mouth is prepped by getting the lips and gums covered, leaving the teeth exposed. The Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel (a 25% solution) is applied to the teeth and left for 15 minutes while the Zoom! light is activated and applied. This light penetrates the teeth to break up stains and discoloration. The process is repeated two more times (for a total of three 15-minute sessions of light activation) before the procedure is completed. Afterwards, a fluoride paste-gel is applied to the teeth to reduce sensitivity.
You will receive a Zoom home-use touch-up kit that includes custom-fitted whitening trays along with instructions from your dentist on how and when to use it.
Zoom is not recommended for children under 13 years of age or for pregnant or lactating women. Additionally, individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure. Speak with your Spring, TX dentist to determine whether this procedure is the best for you.