At Summerwood Family Dental, we perform convenient office, “chairside” whitening with the Zoom! system. During treatment, we will apply a bleaching gel to your teeth and activate it with a special blue light. Treatment is generally well tolerated, as a member of our team is present at all times to ensure patients do not experience sensitivity or uncomfortable side effects. The entire treatment takes no more than an hour. Zoom! has been clinically proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades.
Before treatment, a rubber shield will be placed over your gums to protect them from the bleaching agent. Next, we will apply a layer of Zoom! bleaching gel to your teeth and position the laser light in front of your teeth. The bleaching gel will remain on your teeth for about 15 minutes. The gel is then removed and replaced with another layer of bleaching gel, and the process is repeated several times until the desired shade of white is achieved. Results are noticeable immediately after treatment.
Good oral hygiene is essential to maintaining your dazzling smile. You should also avoid or limit eating or drinking foods that could stain your teeth. Our team may also provide you with some whitening trays so you can occasionally “touch up” your lighter smile at home.