What Is ZOOM Whitening?

If you want to finally get that picture-perfect white smile you’ve always dreamt of, then consider a professional ZOOM whitening treatment from The Smile Centré!

Unlike other types of whitening kits, ZOOM offers some unique advantages that make it a very beloved procedure both by patients and dentists.

Keep on reading to understand everything you need to know about ZOOM whitening.

How Does ZOOM Whitening Compare to Other Whitening Treatments?

Through ZOOM whitening, patients can unlock a potent and safe way to lift as much as 5-10 shades on their smile in a single appointment. The process involves first thoroughly cleaning the teeth, then applying a special whitening gel.

After that, a ZOOM device is placed on the teeth, which emits UV light and activates the peroxide molecules, effectively breaking down stubborn stains and leading to a whiter smile. Patients will sit with the UV beaming for around 15 minutes, and then the process may be repeated to achieve the desired result.

Compared to other types of whitening treatments, such as OTC kits or at-home trays, ZOOM whitening offers:

  • Faster results - Many patients get to their dream smile in a single appointment, while others could need a follow-up. Either way, the results are much faster than with other whitening treatments;
  • Even smile - ZOOM whitening is done under the constant supervision of Dr. Jen Kirwan, who will monitor the whitening progress to help you get the best results;
  • Long-lasting results - Patients often enjoy their brighter smile for 1-2 years after their treatment, possibly even more with the right maintenance.

Aftercare: What to Expect

One of the biggest fears patients have with any type of tooth whitening is increased sensitivity. While it’s true that ZOOM whitening may cause higher tooth sensitivity compared with at-home kits, the effects are not permanent. 

Our Leavenworth dentist will provide you with many at-home care tips on how to manage that sensitivity, including:

  • Using a desensitizing toothpaste for a while
  • Switching to a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Drinking through a straw
  • Avoiding hot or cold drinks for around 48 hours, etc.

Moreover, you’ll also receive lots of useful tips on how to best maintain your results, such as the types of food you should avoid or how to improve your oral hygiene. 

Am I A Good Candidate For ZOOM Whitening Treatment?

In general, patients with healthy teeth are most likely great candidates for ZOOM whitening treatments. However, some patients might not be cleared for these treatments, such as those with heightened sensitivity or patients dealing with tooth decay and other types of oral damage.

The best way to know for sure if ZOOM whitening is right for you is to see Dr. Jen Kirwan for a consultation.

If you’re ready to get started, request an appointment at The Smile Centré online!

For more information, feel free to call us at (913) 651-9800 for a short chat.

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