They don’t call it Zoom!® for nothing! This tooth whitening system is one of the fastest and most effective currently available. For your convenience, Dr. Wilderman offers both in-office and at-home treatments. The in-office system can whiten teeth up to eight shades in a single hour, while the at-home system whitens teeth by approximately three shades in three days. During your Zoom!® tooth whitening experience, our dentist applies a special hydrogen peroxide gel to each tooth. Light is next beamed on the application areas, breaking down the chemicals and causing oxygen to permeate the teeth. Even the deepest, most stubborn stains are dramatically lightened, if not completely eliminated. With proper maintenance, the whitening results can last for years.
What to Expect During Your Visit
During your initial consultation, you will discuss your cosmetic concerns and desired outcomes with Dr. Wilderman to determine whether Zoom! is the best procedure to help you meet your goals. If you decide to whiten your smile in our office, Dr. Wilderman will perform a shade analysis of your teeth to monitor your changes over the course of your treatment. We will then insert a mouthpiece to hold the gel in place and prevent the whitening solution from irritating your lips. The doctor will use gentle, precise techniques to ensure the entire process is virtually painless and risk-free.
Dr. Wilderman will apply several rounds of the whitening solution, activating each layer with a special LED light. The entire whitening process takes about 45 minutes. The procedure is gentle yet effective, and according to the manufacturer's website, 99 percent of patients surveyed experienced little to no sensitivity during Zoom! treatment.
At-Home Whitening Treatment
Zoom! take-home treatments can provide a visibly whiter smile in as little as one week. Dr. Wilderman will create custom whitening trays and supply you with a gentle, yet effective combination of amorphous calcium phosphate, potassium nitrate, and fluoride to take home with you. The solution is held in easy-to-use plastic syringes that do not require refrigeration, making treatment simple and convenient.
If you want a simple, painless, and cost-effective method of transforming your smile, Zoom! whitening could be the right procedure for you.
During your at-home treatment, you will place the whitening gel directly into the tray and fit it over your teeth. Almost immediately, the whitening gel will begin to break down the stains. Your dentist will indicate the exact amount of time the trays should be worn, which may range from a half hour per day to overnight. Although you might be worried about the effectiveness of at-home kits, the custom trays, powerful whitening solution, and detailed instructions from your dentist ensure that you can achieve comparable results to in-office treatment in the comfort of your home.
Benefits of Zoom! Whitening
While over-the-counter whitening treatments can lighten your smile over a matter of weeks, one of the reasons Zoom! remains a popular whitening procedure is because it can whiten your smile up to eight shades in 45 minutes. Additionally, it offers more consistent, predictable results. Zoom! is also a more cost-effective alternative to Kör teeth bleaching, which can brighten your smile up to 16 shades but is traditionally a more expensive method of whitening.