What Is Zoom! Teeth Whitening?
Have you looked in the mirror lately and noticed your teeth are no longer a picture-perfect shade? Over time, it’s natural for teeth to darken or yellow. Certain foods we eat, lifestyle habits, or drinking coffee, tea, red wine, or soda can all affect the look and health of our teeth. At Garlock Orthodontics, we utilize a newer, innovative method of teeth whitening called Zoom! to restore patients’ teeth to a brighter shade of white. Unlike some whitening treatments, the process works quickly and is highly effective for most patients. The process only takes an hour or less, depending on your specific case.
As some of the latest technology in teeth whitening, Zoom! uses blue LED light-accelerated technology to remove the discoloration that naturally dulls your teeth over time. The treatment works by covering the lips and gums with a protective cover, keeping only the teeth exposed. Next, Dr. Garlock will apply the whitening gel to the teeth, where it will remain for approximately 15 minutes. The hydrogen peroxide-based gel works in conjunction with the light to reach into the enamel of your teeth to effectively remove stains. The process of applying the gel is repeated for three to four 15-minute sessions, depending on your comfort and the level of whitening you want to achieve. Simply sit back and relax while we do the rest! Once the whitening process is complete, a different gel is applied to the teeth to lessen tooth sensitivity.