Whitening through Zoom QuickPro is more gradual than Zoom WhiteSpeed. It does, however, offer some advantages. First, the procedure takes only around 10 minutes. Second, your dentist can perform it after your regular dental check-up.
The procedure is very straightforward: we will paint a thin coat of whitening varnish on each tooth and follow it up with a protective sealant. You may leave the clinic right after, although you will have to brush off the varnish after 30 minutes. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to yet; we will give you precise instructions.
Zoom WhiteSpeed, meanwhile, takes longer at 45 minutes. For this procedure, we apply 25% hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth and shine a Phillips Zoom WhiteSpeed blue LED lamp onto your mouth. The light helps accelerate the bleaching process and is mainly responsible for the noticeable improvements immediately after the procedure.
We repeat this process three times in one session, explaining the estimated treatment duration. The results vary per patient, but you could expect your teeth to be whiter by up to eight shades. With Zoom WhiteSpeed, you can expect a more instantaneous and dramatic result.
A few more things to keep in mind:
Hydrogen Peroxide: Is It Safe?
Yes, it is safe to use hydrogen peroxide on your teeth. It’s not painful, nor does it alter any part of your teeth’s structure. More importantly, it is an effective bleaching agent.
The LED light breaks down the compound in the hydrogen peroxide gel, allowing the oxygen to penetrate the enamel. This produces the bleaching effect that turns enamel several shades whiter. The American Dental Association (ADA) has confirmed that this type of teeth whitening treatment can remove surface-level stains and reverse deep discoloration.
A Lasting White Smile
With proper post-whitening care, you can show off your whiter, brighter teeth for a long, long time. This includes limiting your consumption of food and drinks that can cause teeth discoloration, like wine, coffee, tea, and berries.
Some patients, however, may need to have an extra whitening session or two to achieve the precise shade they want. You can trust our dentist’s guidance if you are one of these people.
Choose Zoom Teeth Whitening at Shea Dental. Visit our clinic at Scottsdale, Arizona or call (480) 998-3923 to schedule an appointment.