“Zoom” is an in-office natural tooth whitening procedure using 25% hydrogen peroxide as whitening gel in combination with light. The whitening gel will be applied on the teeth while the patient is on the dental chair and the light is switched on.
When activated, hydrogen peroxide will be broken down causing oxygen to enter enamel and dentin that subsequently bleach the stained substances. During this process, tooth structures remain unchanged, no enamel or dentin is destroyed. It is also important to mention that existing dental
fillings, veneers, or crowns will not change color with this procedure.
This procedure only takes one hour to finish unlike having to take many nights at home with over the counter and home whitening products. While most common side effect is tooth sensitivity for most tooth whitening procedure. Zoom whitening product contains desensitizing agent such as, potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), which have been proven to markedly reduce the sensitivity. However, sensitivity during the treatment and after the treatment in the first couple of days is not uncommon. According to clinical research, whitening your teeth is safe. The key is to follow directions carefully.
However, how long and vibrant the results last after treatment ultimately depend on you. If your daily habits are staining your teeth, such as drinking tea, coffee and coke, eating certain foods or smoking, then it can also ruin your teeth whitening as well. You need to make sure that you keep up with good brushing and flossing habits, and to follow any instructions provided by your dentist.