ZOOM! Whitening

Would you like your smile to be whiter? Zoom! whitening could be the solution for you. A consultation with your dentist or hygienist will help to determine if this treatment is right for you. Your overall health as well as the health of your teeth must be evaluated prior to any Zoom! whitening.

If you have cavities, they must be treated beforehand to prevent sensitivity during the treatment. Your dentist will also tell you if there’s any erosion or abrasion on your teeth. These enamel defects may cause sensitivity as well.

The treatment:

Zoom! whitening is a treatment done in your dentist’s chair in less than two hours. At the first appointment impressions of your teeth are taken in order to create trays that you will use after

At the following appointment, the hygienist or dentist will start by isolating all of your soft tissues (gums, lips, cheeks, tongue) in order to prevent any burns caused by the light and the gel. He/She will then apply a gel to your teeth, this gel contains hydrogen peroxide.  A special light will be directed on your teeth and the first session of fifteen minutes will start. A maximum of four sessions can be done in order to obtain the desired color. At the end of the appointment, your teeth are whiter but you still have to work on them at home to maintain the color. Forty-eight hours after your cleaning, you have to start your at-home whitening. The at-home gel and the trays which have been fabricated for you by your dental hygienist are given at the end of the appointment. Your dentist or your hygienist will advise you on what you need to do in order to obtain the best results.

It is suggested that products like tobacco and foods/beverages such as red wine, coffee, tea, berries, and tomato sauce should be avoided during the treatment as well as 24-48 hours after the final treatment to obtain optimal results.

Every person is different and therefore the results will differ from one to another. Some people may feel sensitivity during the treatment whereas some might not feel anything. When you decide to do whitening treatment, you must be aware that no warranties are given to you on the longevity of the treatment and on the results.

The longevity of the treatment varies from one person to another mostly because of different habits and oral hygiene. If you consume foods that stain your teeth, you may have to do touch-ups on your teeth faster than someone else.

It is also important to know that restoration materials do not change color. So if you have fillings, veneers, crowns or bridges, they won’t change color with the whitening. It is something to consider before getting a whitening done. If these restorations are visible, you may have to change them afterward to match the new color.

The results may be affected by the color of your teeth prior to whitening, the porosity of your teeth and not following instructions given to you by your dental professional.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some people have different health issues that are contra-indicated to the zoom! whitening. If you suffer heart problems or diabetes, zoom! whitening is not an option for you. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you take certain medications, if you are photo sensitive or if you have had melanoma, zoom! whitening is not for you.