ZOOM! Whitening in Westport, CT

Teeth Whitening

With so many whitening options out there, it’s can be a challenge to separate the fact from the fiction. We’ve rounded up some commonly asked questions to help make your choice clearer.

What is Zoom teeth whitening?

Zoom teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that has been performed across the country for nearly 15 years. This treatment is designed to lighten the color and improve the appearance of your teeth in only one office visit. Zoom teeth whitening is performed by professional dentists who can administer this treatment safely and effectively.

The Zoom teeth whitening procedure uses a specialized gel activated by a high-intensity light. The gel penetrates your enamel and dentin, removing stains and discoloration caused by aging, genetics, consumption of certain foods and beverages, and other factors. The gel also brightens the color of your natural tooth structure, resulting in a dazzling smile that will boost your confidence.

How does Zoom teeth whitening work?

Zoom! Whitening is an in-office treatment that uses Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp – accelerated by a 25% hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to shorten treatment time. With proper maintenance, you can experience beautifully brilliant results for years to come.

The light activates the 25% hydrogen peroxide whitening gel, which breaks down into oxygen radicals. These oxygen radicals permeate the enamel and dentin, dissolving the stains into smaller pieces, making the tooth appear whiter.

Zoom! is fast and convenient, with little to no sensitivity. In about two hours, your teeth will be dramatically whiter.

Why is Zoom whitening superior to over-the-counter drugstore products?

The Zoom whitening system provides a fast, effective way to whiten your teeth. The procedure is done in the dentist’s office and takes about an hour.

There are several reasons that Zoom is better than over-the-counter options.

  • First, Zoom uses a concentrated form of hydrogen peroxide to bleach your teeth, making it stronger than what you can buy at the drugstore.
  • Second, the bleaching process is activated by a special light that helps break up stains on the enamel so they can be removed more effectively. This light also speeds up the process considerably.
  • Third, this procedure is performed in the dentist’s office, so if you have any questions about side effects or maintenance, you can immediately get answers from your dentist. Drugstore options don’t have this level of personalized care and customer service.

What to expect during your Zoom whitening appointment?

The Zoom whitening treatment can be done in just one visit to the dentist.

Your dentist will isolate your gums and apply a protective gel on them. The Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel will then be applied to your teeth.

Designed to speed up the bleaching process, the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp activates the ingredients in the gel. 

The entire procedure lasts about two hours.