Many people consider professional teeth whitening for various reasons. Some wish to look their best for a special event like a wedding, party or holiday. Others want to remove stains that years of coffee drinking, medication or even smoking has caused.
Regardless of the reason, the ZOOM Teeth Whitening treatment is the most powerful — and fastest — way to whiten teeth up to eight shades in just one short visit. And Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry specializes in ZOOM.
Read on for a beginning-to-end description of your ZOOM treatment at Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry.
ZOOM Whitening treatment process
Upon entering, you are greeted by the friendly staff of Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry and given paperwork to complete.
Once in the treatment room, the dental assistant will discuss the treatment process with you. The first step is determining the current shade of your teeth before the treatment. This will allow for seeing how many shades whiter your teeth are after the treatment.
Next, any areas of decay or gum recession are determined in order to ensure they are protected during treatment. A mouthpiece is the inserted into the mouth, separating the teeth from the lips. Then, a protective gel is applied to the gums to protect the non-tooth area from the bleach.
Now, your teeth are ready to be whitened! Your dental assistant will apply the ZOOM gel to each tooth, ensuring all surfaces are covered. Then, the blue LED light lamp is attached to the mouthpiece. Now, you simply sit back and relax for three 15-minute sessions while ZOOM goes to work.
The ZOOM whitening gel is powerful, containing hydrogen peroxide. This substance oxidizes under the lamp and lifts the stains from your teeth. During the process, your dental assistant will check in to ensure your comfort. The lamp can be set to high, medium or low. Most patients can tolerate the high level, however, it can be turned to a lower setting if necessary.
After each of your sessions, more ZOOM whitening gel is applied, and the LED lamp is turned back on. Some patients choose to listen to music or scroll on their phones, or simply close their eyes and relax during treatment.
After the third and final treatment, a fluoride gel is applied to your teeth to help reduce any sensitivity. Here is the fun part — your dental assistant will now determine how many shades whiter your teeth have just gotten. Prepare to be amazed!
Following your ZOOM appointment, you will be given an aftercare kit containing teeth whitening gel as well as tooth sensitivity gel which you will use in your own dental trays. Some sensitivity (likened to brief “zingers” in the teeth, which can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication) can be expected and you will be advised to avoid foods and drinks that can stain the teeth, like red wine, coffee, tomato sauce, etc. for the next two days.
It is important to understand that ZOOM is not permanent. You should take good care of your teeth through brushing and flossing, as well as seeing the dentist every six months for your cleaning. Many patients choose to have ZOOM done once or twice per year, to keep their smiles looking their best.
To learn more, contact Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today.
Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry: Mitchell S. Milan, D.D.S.
World-Class Cosmetic Dentistry and Teeth Whitening Spa
555 South Old Woodward Avenue
Birmingham, MI 48009