Why do I have discolored teeth?
There are many causes of discolored teeth. The most common include aging, certain medications, and the consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, certain antibiotics or excessive flouride may also cause tooth discoloration.
What is Zoom! Whitening?
Zoom! Whitening is a bleaching process that lightens the enamel and dentin, two of the four major components of teeth. The whitening procedure begins with a short preparation period followed by about an hour of bleaching (a cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom! Whitening session).
How does Zoom! work?
The light activated whitening gel's active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth, increasing the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of up to eight shades.
Is the Zoom! Whitening process safe?
Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dental professional is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening to be one of the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, it is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Will my Zoom! Whitening results last?
By following some simple post-whitening care instructions, your teeth should always be lighter than they were prior to your in-office whitening visit. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend that you floss and brush daily, use occasional at-home whitening touch-ups kits and adhere to your six month dental cleanings with our skilled dental hygienists, Dana and Cheryl.
ACP crystallizes into a new coating of hydroxyapatite, rebuilding enamel and filling surface defects on the teeth to add luster.
ACP clusters fill open dentinal tubules, reducing sensitivity
ACP, contained in NiteWhite, is applied to the teeth during your whitening treatment
Zoom NiteWhite is the only professional take-home whitening system with ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate). As this unique formula whitens, it also delivers enamel protection,
reduces sensitivity and helps improve and restore luster to create a smoother, glossier appearance.
ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate) is a revolutionary technology that is licensed exclusively to Philips Oral Healthcare in the field of professional whitening by the ADA Foundation. Whitening with ACP means stronger teeth, greater comfort and better results for you!
You can whiten while you sleep or wear 2 to 4 hrs daily. You can expect optimum results within as little as one week!
Zoom NiteWhite is as unique as you and is designed around your specific needs. From sensitive whitening to maximum results fast, it’s never been so easy to find the perfect match for your smile.
Have you always wanted whiter teeth and a brighter smile?
Our office can help you achieve just that...in about an hour! Here are some commonly asked questions that will help you better understand tooth discoloration and the in-office Zoom!