What is The ZOOM!® In-Office Teeth Whitening System?
Philips Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. We highly recommend the Zoom procedure for patients seeking the best teeth whitening solution in Randolph, NJ.
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes of tooth discoloration. The most common causes include aging, and the consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective or some as it is for others. Upon an oral exam, the doctors at Seidner Dentistry & Associates can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. ZOOM!® In-Office Whitening System is the best teeth whitening solution because it makes whitening teeth easier and faster than ever before.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth, while 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, it is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and touch-ups with a take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Is there a difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and professional dental products?
Yes! Consulting one of our dentists is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels, and toothpaste take weeks or months to whiten your teeth even just a few shades. Our technology is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades in one hour.
How does the ZOOM!® In-Office Whitening System work?
The light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
Is the In-Office procedure painful?
No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. In fact, many of our Randolph patients fall asleep during the teeth whitening process.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure (we recommend a cleaning prior to the actual whitening session for best results).