Zoom!® Whitening Fort Collins
Many people in Fort Collins, CO are opting for the Zoom!® A pearly-white smile is beautiful to look at and can greatly improve self-confidence. Chairside Whitening System (Zoom!®) for fast, safe and effective teeth whitening. Zoom!® combines the newest advances in dental technology with proven chemical formulas. This ensures that the bleaching experience is painless, and the results are satisfying.
There are many reasons why teeth become stained or discolored, including tobacco use, and drinking dark liquids such as red wine, coffee, tea and cola. However, the natural aging process and prescription medication use can also cause yellowing and graying.
There are literally hundreds of whitening treatments available in the marketplace, including take-home strips, bleaching toothpastes and take-home whitening gels. Many take-home gels are ineffective and may not elicit the desired results.
Zoom!® has Many Advantages over Other Treatments, Including:
- All teeth treated simultaneously.
- Faster treatment times.
- Safe procedure and treatment.
- Treatments are performed by an experienced Spring Creek Dental professional.
It is important to seek advice from your Fort Collins dentist at Spring Creek Dental prior to beginning a bleaching regime. Women who are pregnant or lactating should not seek bleaching treatment.
How Does Zoom!® Whiten Teeth?
Zoom!® is a bleaching process that lightens the dentin and enamel of the teeth. Zoom!® contains a hydrogen peroxide component (25%), which is the active ingredient in the gel. When hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth, the peroxide component breaks down into tiny oxygen bubbles. It is these bubbles that eliminate yellowing and staining.
A mercury metal halide light is used to activate the gel and expedite the teeth whitening process. This specialized light contains a unique infrared filter that works to reduce the amount of heat on the surface of the teeth during the whitening procedure. The internal structure of the teeth remains completely healthy and intact during and after the treatment.
As with any whitening system, the post-treatment results can vary according to the degree of staining and the condition of the teeth. A consultation with the dentist prior to treatment will provide information as to what kind of results Zoom!® can provide in specific instances. Zoom!® is only applied to healthy teeth and gums. If tooth decay or gum disease is an issue, these need to be controlled before the bleaching treatment is performed.
How is the Zoom!® Treatment Performed?
Prior to treatment, there will be a consultation at Spring Creek Dental where Dr. Kaines or Dr. Cosper will outline the exact procedure. On treatment day, a deep cleaning (prophylaxis) will be performed to rid the teeth of any debris and plaque. Then, special eye-wear will be provided to protect the eyes from the halide light, and splash-guards to protect the clothing from the bleaching agent.
Brief Overview of the Zoom!® Procedure:
- Cheek retractors will be placed to expose the entire surface of the teeth.
- The gums will be painted or covered to reduce sensitivity.
- The dentist will apply the whitening gel to the teeth.
- The halide light will then be applied to activate the gel. This specialized Zoom!® light can be positioned to work on all the teeth simultaneously.
- After 15 minutes, gel will be removed from the teeth and the mouth will be rinsed.
- More gel will be applied for another 15 minutes.
- Again, the gel will be removed and the mouth will be thoroughly cleansed.
- The final treatment of gel will be applied for 15 minutes.
- The gel will be removed for the final time.
What Happens After Your Fort Collins Zoom!® Treatment?
The same external factors that caused the discoloration in the first place can quickly work their way back onto the teeth. For this reason, the dentists at Spring Creek Dental recommend flossing once a day, thorough cleaning with anti-sensitivity toothpaste twice a day, and occasional re-treatment with Zoom!® Weekender. These post-treatment measures will ensure that the smile stays at its whitest for a long time.
If you have questions about the Zoom!® Chairside System, please feel free to talk with us at Spring Creek Dental by calling (970) 482-8883.
For more information on Zoom!® you can also visit their official website.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 482-8883