A bright smile is important to everyone's appearance; a symbol of perfect hygiene. Studies show that one in two people suffer from tooth discoloration associated with stains. It is with this in mind that various techniques and solutions have been developed in recent years to make teeth whiter, and erase stains.
What is Zoom Teeth Whitening? Zoom whitening is a popular method of teeth whitening because it takes very little time to work and is effective for most people. Before making your decision about Zoom whitening, review these answers to frequently asked questions about this teeth whitening procedure and maintenance to achieve long-lasting results.
The Zoom Whitening Procedure First, a protective cover is put over your lips and gums leaving only your teeth exposed. Next, the dentist applies the whitening gel to your teeth where it will remain for 15 minutes. A special lamp is used in combination with the hydrogen peroxide Zoom whitening gel to remove stains from your teeth. More gel is applied every 15 minutes. The entire procedure takes about 45 minutes.
Once the whitening is complete, a different gel is applied to your teeth to lessen sensitivity. Before you leave, you will receive a touch-up kit and advice from your dentist about which foods you are able to eat and drink. As a note, it’s recommended that you get your teeth professionally cleaned before receiving Zoom whitening. You will want your teeth to be as clean as possible before the actual treatment.
Is Zoom Whitening permanent? No. Certain foods, drinks, and tobacco will still stain your teeth – even following the procedure. Avoiding items like coffee, carbonated drinks, soy sauce, pasta sauce, and red and white wine can help you maintain your newly whitened teeth.
Brushing your teeth in properly and having professional cleanings on a regular basis can also help to maintain the whiteness of your teeth. Since you’ve taken steps to get your teeth whitened, it is best to be aware of how your diet and habits affect the appearance of your teeth.
Can Zoom Whitening damage my teeth? If the Zoom whitening procedure is performed by a trained professional the chances of damage are minimal to none. If you’re thinking about first trying an at-home whitening kit, it is important to first do your research. Too many experiments at home may result in damage to tooth enamel. During any whitening process, one must remember to stay on a clear diet, a fact often overlooked by those who chose over the counter teeth whitening systems.
Is Zoom Whitening painful? This depends on the pain tolerance of the patient. It is said to be a very mild sensation however, some patients with sensitive teeth have reported some pain. To lessen the feeling of sensitivity following the procedure, using Sensodyne toothpaste is recommended one week before the procedure, and Advil is often suggested to provide relief.
Can I smoke after Zoom Whitening? Yes, you can smoke 48 hours after teeth whitening, but it will stain your teeth. This procedure doesn’t prevent your teeth from staining. It whitens your teeth. It’s up to you to make good choices about avoiding activities, foods, and drinks that are likely to stain your teeth.
Can I do Zoom Whitening on cavities and crowns? No. Zoom treatment cannot whiten any foreign material. It is designed to whiten only tooth enamel. It is better to whiten your teeth before having a cavity filled so you can match that dental work to the new shade of your teeth. The same goes for a crown. You want to get a crown that blends with the color of your newly whitened teeth. If you are due to have a cavity filled, a crown put on or any other dental work performed, talk to your dentist about your interest in the Zoom whitening procedure.
The Beyond cold-light tooth-whitening machine uses a narrow beam of high-intensity blue light with a wavelength of between 480 and 520 nanometers. A special optical process removes harmful infrared and ultraviolet light.
No more messy whitening trays or strips and uncomfortable dental-office treatments! Our special, gentle whitening gel contains active ingredients that remove not only surface stains, but also the stains found deep inside the teeth. So your teeth get whiter faster and stay whiter longer.
To ensure your safety and comfort, the BEYOND White treatment is only 60 minutes long, minimizing your risk of experiencing teeth sensitivity. Our special, whitening accelerator lamp speeds up the entire process, meaning that you can whiten your teeth in the same amount of time it would take to get a massage, facial, or manicure.
Is the BEYOND White treatment for everyone? The BEYOND White treatment provides dramatic results for almost anyone who wants to whiten their teeth. This includes people with teeth that have been stained by smoking or by substances such as coffee or tea. In some cases, it also whitens teeth stained by tetracycline, speckled by fluoride, or hereditary discoloration. Pregnant women or clients under 16 years of age should not receive the BEYOND White treatment.
How white will my teeth get? After undergoing whitening with the BEYOND White System, teeth shades can brighten between 5 to 14 shades, with an average improvement of eight shades on the BEYOND White Whitening Shade Guide. Although individual results will depend on how discolored the teeth were original, the end result will be white, shiny teeth.
How long will the whitening last? This varies from person to person and depends on your diet and lifestyle, but the effects usually last for about two years. Periodic touch-up treatments are recommended for clients who frequently consume coffee or other staining foods and drinks or for those that use tobacco products.
Is it safe? Yes, scientific research has shown that the active ingredients in the BEYOND White Whitening Gel are effective and safe for cosmetic teeth whitening. The dental community has used these ingredients in performing teeth whitening for years. The BEYOND White Whitening Gel does not change or damage the structure of the teeth; it merely makes them appear white and shiny.
What is the difference between BEYOND White and other methods of teeth whitening? Although BEYOND White uses the same cold-light power whitening technology seen in dental offices, it has been specially adapted for the medical spa industry. Designed with the comfort and safety of the client in mind, our 60-minute treatment is safer, gentler, and produces superior results to other teeth whitening options.
Will it hurt? Most clients experience no pain or sensitivity during or after the treatment. A very small percentage of clients may feel some minor teeth sensitivity, especially if they consume very cold or hot foods or drinks within a few hours after the treatment. Therefore it is recommended that clients avoid consuming extremely hot or cold food or beverages for the first 24 hours following the treatment.