Brightening and whitening your teeth can make your smile look younger, healthier, and cleaner. Our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists use Zoom! dental whitening, specifically, because we know that this type of whitening delivers exceptional results. If you want to learn more about how Zoom! whitening works, keep reading this short Q and A from our dental team.
Q: How does Zoom! whiten teeth?
A: Zoom! uses a patented gel formulation to minimize the appearance of dental staining. Depending on which type of whitening system you choose, the active ingredient may be hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the Zoom! gel activates on the dental surface, it lifts discoloration and helps to restore the tooth to its previous level of whiteness.
Q: What is the in-office whitening process like?
A: As you relax in the dentist’s chair, our dental team applies the whitening gel to your enamel. The entire process usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Because in-office gel formulations are more potent than over-the-counter options, patients can achieve visible results in a short period of time.
Q: How drastic are Zoom! whitening results?
A: Your specific results will depend on your current level of dental discoloration, the health of your smile, and the state of your enamel. It is not unusual, however, for people to lighten their smiles by up to 8 shades using Zoom! whitening. When you meet with our cosmetic dental team, we can give you a better idea of what kinds of results you can expect. Zoom! whitening treatments can be repeated over time in order to intensify results.
Our Orland Park cosmetic dentists are here to give you all of the information that you need about cosmetic treatment in general, and Zoom! whitening in particular. You can call our office to get started, or use the Contact Us page on our website to submit an inquiry.