Zoom Whitening

If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter, we offer the Zoom! Whitening System. Our Zoom! package includes an in-office whitening procedure followed by take home whitening supplies. The Zoom! Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth in only a couple of hours while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results and is the most cost effective option for whiter teeth.  Start on Friday and by Monday you’ll have a whole new smile!

What 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 certain antibiotics, heavy minerals, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who may benefit from Zoom! 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. Louis Shelton or Dr. Grant Shelton can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

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! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Do the results last a long time?

By following some simple post-whitening instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and touch-ups with our individually prescribed bleaching agents, professionally formulated products designed to keep your teeth their brightest. 

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom!

Yes! Consulting Dr. Louis and Dr. Grant is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Zoom! is clinically proven to whiten your teeth in a significantly shorter time with better results.

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! In-office procedure painful?

No. During the procedure, patients can relax, use digital media, or even fall asleep! 

Are there any side effects?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.