If you want your teeth to be as white as can be, there are options. One is Zoom whitening. Like many teeth whitening systems, it uses a special gel, but the main difference is the use of an ultraviolet light. This light enhances the gel and forces it to reach deeper into the enamel. It can therefore effectively remove stains, especially yellow or brown discoloration.
Benefits of Zoom
The light used with Zoom can reach all of your teeth at the same time. A narrower beam is used with many other types of whitening treatments. The light used also filters out infrared energy, so your teeth aren’t exposed to as much heat as with laser whitening procedures.
For most people, tooth sensitivity and gum irritation are kept to a minimum. If you have extreme sensitivity, an over-the-counter whitening product may be better. Many garden-variety teeth whitening systems are gentle on the teeth and gums. What you choose depends on your needs and preferences.
Zoom is also a speedy process. It can be completed in three 15-minute sessions. Compared to regular whitening, less time is needed and you can get back to your routine much sooner. The process can get your teeth eight shades whiter.
Perks Over Other Methods
Bleaching trays used for teeth whitening take much longer to use. They must be worn for an hour or two every night, for up to two weeks for the same effect. The trays can be purchased over the counter or custom fit by a dental professional.
Laser teeth whitening, which uses peroxide gel and infrared heat, can be effective. However, there’s a risk of overheating the teeth. This can lead to nerve damage. If done properly, this method can yield results similar to Zoom and takes less than an hour.
Zoom is also an alternative to porcelain veneers, unless a tooth has turned gray as a result of trauma. Veneers can also correct teeth that are transparent, and reverse the visual effects of tetracycline or Fluorosis. An over the counter bleach will not do the trick in these cases. The downside to veneers is a layer of enamel is permanently removed, and the veneer must remain bonded to the tooth surface. Zoom, on the other hand, doesn’t require extensive dental work, and takes place during quick sessions that can yield much whiter teeth than you had before the treatments.