What is Zoom!® Teeth Whitening?

Philips Zoom!® is our in-office teeth whitening that can make your teeth up to 8 shades lighter in as little as 45 minutes! This is the strongest and fastest whitening treatment that we offer! This is stronger than any over the counter product that you can acquire. Only licensed dental professionals are allowed to use this strong concentration of whitening gel. Dr. Stapleton and MDRN Dental provide Zoom!® teeth whitening in the Houston area.

Does Zoom!® Teeth Whitening use a light?

Yes, Philips Zoom! ® Teeth Whitening is light activated! Zoom is a whitening gel that is applied to your teeth. Once applied, an activating light is applied in 15minute sessions. The light is turned on and activates the gel and the teeth whitening process begins. The light is kept on the teeth during the entire session.

What is the process of Zoom Whitening?

First, we shade match the current color of your teeth. Pictures are then taken to document the pretreatment shade of your teeth; we compare these to the after pictures later. The teeth are then isolated to make sure that no gel is applied to the gums or surrounding tissue. Once isolation is obtained, the gel is applied to the teeth and the light is applied in three 15-minute sessions. Once a session is complete, the gel suctioned off, new gel is applied, and the light is placed on again. Most patients find that two 15-minute sessions are enough to achieve the whiteness they are looking for, however some patients may opt to sit through the third session. Once finished, the gel is removed as well as all isolation. Lastly, pictures are taken with a new matched shade. The shade and pictures are then compared to the pretreatment photos

Is Whitening Gel bad for your teeth?

Whitening your teeth with gel under professional supervision is safe and effective! Tooth enamel is porous on a microscopic level. Over time those pores are clogged my natural minerals in your saliva as well as dyes and stains found in found, this turns the tooth more yellow in color. Whitening gel works by cleaning those pores and restoring the tooth to its natural color. Whitening is considered safe and non-detrimental to the tooth when used under manufacturers guidelines. Whitening gel is very safe in comparison to charcoal toothpaste, which whitens your teeth by abrasion (removing a superficial layer of enamel).

Want Zoom® whitening in the West Houston area? Contact Us to schedule a Philips Zoom!® Whitening appointment at MDRN Dental!