We use Zoom! to whiten your teeth. Zoom! is an in-office teeth whitening system that uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of 8 shades lighter in one hour in the comfort of our office. With Zoom! you will immediately notice a whiter smile. For easy up-keep, we will help you to choose from a variety of at-home whitening formulas, including options you wear at night or during the day.
Zoom! uses a light-activated whitening gel with the active ingredient 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 Zoom! light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. Zoom! whitening generally lasts around a year. Of course, this is dependent on your genetics and habits. Consuming staining foods or beverages, or smoking can limit your results. We can easily maintain your smile between treatments using the at-home kits, and brushing and flossing regularly.
The most common side effect of whitening is tooth and gum sensitivity. Dr. Kopec will ensure that you are a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula. The Zoom! at-home whitening products have two mild desensitizing agents, potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), to minimize tooth sensitivity.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about treatments available to you.