Q: What is Zoom! Tooth whitening?
A: Zoom! Is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
Q: What causes tooth discoloration?
A: There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Q: Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
A: Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Dr. Paul can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through an oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Q: Do many people whiten their teeth?
A: More people than you might imagine. A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. The Zoom! Chairside Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Q: Is whitening safe?
A: Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! Is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: By following some simple post whitening instructions, you teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! Nite White gel. This is a professional formula designed specifically to keep your teeth the brightest. Bolivar Family Dental includes custom take home bleach trays and touch up bleach when you get the Zoom! Chairside Whitening.
Q: How does the Zoom! In-office system work?
A: The Zoom! 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 while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! Lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! Gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of 8 shades.
Q: How long does Zoom! Chairside Whitening take?
A: The complete procedure take approximately one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by 45 minutes of bleaching.
Zoom! Whitening is the latest in teeth whitening technology. It is safe, effective and fast. Zoom! can achieve up to 8 shades lighter in 45 minutes. With a single treatment you will have that bright, confident smile you have always dreamt of.
Q: What is the cost of Zoom! Tooth Whitening?
A: Some offices charge up to $599 for this service. Our cost is $426*.
Zoom Whitening is perfect for an upcoming wedding, graduation, prom, reunion, new job or any special event. It’s not just for special occasions either. Many people simply want to remove years and years of discoloration and bring out the best in their smile!
*Price as of April 2012 and subject to change. Call for current pricing. (417) 777-8654