A brighter, whiter smile is a common goal for a cosmetic dentist’s patients. Many of those patients find that they need to counteract the tooth discoloration caused by food and drink, genetics or even by the passage of time.

In the past, patients have turned to uncomfortable trays and messy gels for their teeth whitening needs. A newer technique, ZOOM Teeth Whitening, offers a more convenient and efficient treatment option for patients in search of pearlier whites.

Using the ZOOM method, the dentist first applies a whitening gel to the teeth. The gel, which contains hydrogen peroxide as its active ingredient, is then activated with a special light. The ZOOM light is an important component of the procedure, as it helps to activate the hydrogen peroxide and makes it easier for that ingredient to enter the tooth material. As the hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen penetrates the enamel and bleaches any stains that are present. The combination of the light and the gel helps to maximize the results. In fact, ZOOM Whitening can have dramatic outcomes, making teeth as many as eight shades whiter on average.

ZOOM Whitening is also fast. The results are visible after just a single 45-minute session in the dental office. The results are long-lasting as well. When patients follow a standard oral health routine of regular brushing and flossing, they typically can maintain their whiter smiles by periodically using ZOOM-brand touch-up products at home.

Consult with a ZOOM Teeth Whitening dentist in Plano to determine if this procedure will meet your needs.