This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office uses several methods: Zoom!, passive tray whitening, and professional strength white strips. Zoom is a tooth whitening procedure. It's safe effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teethwill bedramatically whiter. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. The Zoom! Whitening procedure iis simple.It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom whitening gel that is activated by a specially designed light.
Teeth typicallybecome at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You'll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure. Trays with gel are recommended afterward for maximum whitening and maintenance. The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed inthesetrays and the trays with gel are worn for about 3 hours, or overnight. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use.Three different strengths of gel may be used, however the higher the strength the greater the likelihood of reactions or tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several months of use to see significant color improvement. For maintenance of whitened teeth, the trays should be used every several months. The end results whether using trays at home or doing Zoom is the same.The cost of the tray method is compararble to Zoom, and there isusually less post-treatment sensitivity.