If you want whiter teeth right now, Zoom whitening at our Austin or Cedar Park facilities is the answer. Dr. Frank and our patients at Walden Dental have had great success with this teeth whitening procedure. Zoom! In-Office Whitening System uses a proprietary technology to whiten teeth up to eight shades in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone looking for immediate results.
What is Zoom teeth whitening?
Zoom! is a tooth bleaching process that lightens discoloration of the enamel and dentin. This teeth whitening procedure is one of the more popular cosmetic dental treatments offered at Walden Dental in our Northwest Austin and Cedar Park offices.
What things can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from teeth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Frank can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Is teeth whitening popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. A whiter smile can improve your appearance and give you confidence. The Zoom Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post-whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and touch-ups with Zoom whitener take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom!
Yes! Consulting Dr. Frank is always the first step to whitening teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to lighten your tooth color just a few shades. Zoom whitening is clinically proven to whiten teeth eight shades in one hour.
How does the Zoom! In-Office System work?
The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is 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.
Is the Zoom Whitening In-office procedure painful?
No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep.Your gum tissue is protected with vitamin E paste and barriers to keep the whitening gel focused on your teeth.
Is Zoom whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold following whitening. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute desensitizing fluoride treatment completes the procedure (we recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Zoom! Whitening session).
How long does Zoom! Take-Home Whitening take?
Dr. Frank will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of six shades*. Dr. Frank will help you determine how many applications are right for you.
How is the Zoom! Take-Home System different from the Zoom! In-Office System?
The main difference between the two systems is the concentration of the activating gel and the length of time necessary to achieve the desired shade of white. Zoom! Take-Home System allows you to whiten your teeth in the convenience of your own home but over a longer period of weeks to months. The Zoom! In-Office System is performed entirely in the office and often achieves the desired shade immediately without the need for take-home teeth whitening.
Walden Dental Professional Zoom Teeth Whitening
Cedar Park (512) 337-8562 or NW Austin TX (512) 337-8560