Zoom teeth whitening is a process that works by exfoliating the stains from your teeth as to brighten them up and bring back their natural colour. The process relies on 25% hydrogen peroxide gel and a UV light which is used to activate the gel. During this procedure the eyes, lips and gums are covered up in order to protect them. Teeth whitening procedures are considered the safest procedures in dentistry. The procedure is divided into three 15-minute sessions and between each session a layer of whitening gel is applied to the teeth.
Before getting the procedure done, your dentist will give you an oral examination to determine if your oral health is in condition good enough to perform the procedure. You will likely be asked about your eating habits in order to determine if this procedure can be beneficial for you. It’s best to have a dental cleaning prior to zoom teeth whitening since using whitening gel before doing so will not help as it won’t be able to penetrate through the built up plaque in order to achieve the desired effect.
Before starting the procedure, your dentist will identify your initial shade and later the final shade so that you will be able to see the difference. However, there is no way to predict how much lighter your teeth will become beforehand. The zoom teeth whitening process removes stains that we have accumulated over the years from tea, coffee, soda and what not… Underneath all of those layers, there is your natural tooth colour and it is unique for everyone. According to a recent study done by comparing 100 random patient’s before and after shades, the results showed that the average patient got 7.3 shades lighter, some patients as many as 15 and some got only 2 or 3 shades lighter.
Some people want their teeth to look as white as possible, other want the teeth to look natural and just a tidbit brighter. Since this process removes the stains in order to bring out the natural colour, the results will always look natural at the end. Some people are just naturally blessed with a Hollywood smile, while others (including many famous Hollywood actors) need veneers as to get those pearly whites looking perfect.
Finally, the results of the whitening procedure can be compared viewed right after the procedure however, it’s best to wait a couple of days as the teeth need to recover.