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Desert Shores Dentistry
Bradley J. Sandvik, DMD MAGD
Creating Extraordinary Smiles
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Zoom!®

Get a Brighter and Whiter Smile with Zoom!®

Take a first step in feeling good and looking great with brighter, whiter teeth in less than an hour. Zoom! is safe, effective, very fast, and is only performed by a dental professional.

The natural aging process and different factors in your lifestyle can stain and darken your teeth. Some of the contributors to stained teeth include coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and smoking.

Whitening can get your smile looking its best. Your smile is important. It's one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.

Zoom!® has many advantages over other treatments, including:

  • All teeth treated simultaneously.
  • Faster treatment times.
  • Longer lasting results.
  • Reduced sensitivity.
  • Removal of stains on crowns, veneers and other restorations.
  • Safe procedure and treatment.
  • Treatments are performed by an experienced professional.

How does Zoom!® whiten the teeth?

Zoom!® is a bleaching process that lightens the dentin and enamel of the teeth.  Zoom!® contains a hydrogen peroxide component (25%), which is the active ingredient in the gel.  When hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth, the peroxide component breaks down into tiny oxygen bubbles.  It is these bubbles that gently eliminate yellowing and staining.

A mercury metal halide light is used to activate the gel and expedite the whitening process.  This specialized light contains a unique infrared filter that works to reduce the amount of heat (and therefore sensitivity) on the surface of the teeth during the procedure.  The internal structure of the teeth remains completely healthy and intact during and after the treatment.

As with any whitening system, the post-treatment results can vary according to the degree of staining and the condition of the teeth.  A consultation with the dentist prior to treatment will provide information as to what kind of results Zoom!® can provide in specific instances.  Zoom!® is only applied to healthy teeth and gums.  If tooth decay or gum disease is an issue, these need to be controlled before the bleaching treatment is performed.

How is the Zoom!® treatment performed?

Prior to treatment, there will be a consultation where Dr. Sandvik will outline the exact procedure.  On treatment day, a deep cleaning (prophylaxis) will be performed to rid the teeth of any debris and plaque.  Then, special eyewear will be provided to protect the eyes from the halide light, and splashguards to protect the clothing from the bleaching agent.

Here is a brief overview of the Zoom!® procedure:

  1. Cheek retractors will be placed to expose the entire surface of the teeth.
  2. The gums will be painted or covered to reduce sensitivity.
  3. The dentist will apply the whitening gel to the teeth.
  4. The halide light will then be applied to activate the gel.  This specialized Zoom!® light can be positioned to work on all the teeth simultaneously.
  5. After 15 minutes, gel will be removed from the teeth and the mouth will be rinsed.
  6. More gel will be applied for another 15 minutes.
  7. Again, the gel will be removed and the mouth will be thoroughly cleansed.
  8. The final treatment of gel will be applied for 15 minutes.
  9. The gel will be removed for the final time.

What happens after treatment?

The same external factors that caused the discoloration in the first place can quickly work their way back onto the teeth.  For this reason, Dr. Sandvik recommends flossing once a day, thorough cleaning with anti-sensitivity toothpaste twice a day, and occasional retreatment with Zoom!® Weekender.  These post-treatment measures will ensure that the smile stays at its whitest for a long time.

If you have questions about the Zoom!® Chairside System, please ask Dr. Sandvik.

Patient Testimonials:

"My dentist and Zoom! made my wedding! I received a Zoom! whitening from my family as a gift before my wedding. In all of my pictures my Zoom! smile is radiant. Thank you Zoom!."    -Betsy, Richmond, VA

"I've been a smoker for many years. When I decided to change jobs I wanted to do something about my yellowed teeth. My dentist recommended Zoom!. The treatment was easy and a huge success. My whiter smile gave me the added confidence I needed to ace my interviews. I'll be a Zoom! client for life."    -Michael, Los Angeles, CA

"Zoom has made my smile look twenty years younger. I was amazed at how short and easy the process actually was. I'm recommending Zoom! to all of my friends who want a simple, safe way to look better in less than an hour."    -Iris, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

"Coffee is my number one vice. I drink a minimum of four cups a day. Needless to say my teeth showed it. My hygienist recommended the Zoom! procedure to me. Although skeptical I jumped at the chance. After one hour my teeth were the whitest they have been in my entire adult life. Zoom! made a significant difference in my appearance. Thanks to Carole my hygienist and Zoom!."    -Robert, New York, NY