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Most Patients Are Candidates for Zoom! Teeth Whitening

By Ryan C. Maher DMD, FICOI on March 16, 2018

Woman's smile next to shade guidesAt Perfect Smiles, LLC, in Totowa, NJ, Dr. Joseph Olechowski and Dr. Ryan Maher firmly believe that patients should have the brightest smile possible. In fact, all the many comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services they routinely perform are directed toward one objective: helping patients to look their best. One of the biggest confidence boosters the doctors at Perfect Smiles, LLC have in their arsenal is a teeth-whitening product called Zoom!. It is one of the most popular and reliable products available, so many patients ask for it by name and want to know if they are candidates for Zoom! teeth whitening. Fortunately, in most cases, the answer is "yes."

Understanding How Zoom Whitening Works

Philips Zoom whitener is a photobleaching material that uses ultraviolet-activated gel to whiten teeth. It comes in two forms. One is applied professionally in the dental office and the other is applied at home. Both are safe, effective, and cause little to no dental sensitivity. Since, either can be better suited to the individual needs of a patient, Perfect Smiles, LLC offers both.

For the in-office treatment, the doctor carefully applies the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeedÒ whitening gel to the teeth and then uses an LED light to speed up the whitening process. Patients can expect their teeth to lighten as much as eight shades within 45 minutes. For a quicker treatment that does not require the light, Philips Zoom QuickProÒ can be applied and covered with a sealant.

Patients can apply the Philips Zoom NiteWhiteÒ take-home whitener at home, using custom trays the professionals at Perfect Smiles, LLC will fabricate. Patients simply place whitening gel in the trays, insert the trays into their mouths, and wear them overnight. They will repeat this procedure every night for approximately two weeks, but most patients notice significant improvements in as little as a week.

The results obtained with either the in-office or take-home type of treatment can be quite dramatic. To date, four million patients have used Zoom to whiten their teeth and brighten their smile.

Who Can Use Zoom?

Most patients can use Zoom to brighten their teeth, but there are certain cases in which it may not be indicated:

  • Patients who have dental caries (cavities) or periodontal (gum) disease should have these conditions treated before whitening is attempted.
  • Patients who have extremely sensitive teeth or have an allergy to any component of the bleaching gel should not use Zoom.
  • Depending on the circumstances, the dentist may advise pregnant patients to wait until they have delivered to have their teeth whitened.
  • Patients with deep, intrinsic stains caused by certain types of drugs, or by environmental or genetic factors, may not adequately respond to Zoom. In these cases, other forms of treatment, such as porcelain veneers or crowns, may be more appropriate. The doctors at Perfect Smiles, LLC are always happy to discuss alternative forms of treatment with their patients.

Contact Us if You Want a Whiter and Brighter Smile

As the many satisfied patients at Perfect Smiles, LLC will attest, it is a beautiful feeling to have a beautiful smile. Professional treatments with Zoom can help just about anyone achieve that goal.Patients who want to improve their appearance, and in so doing, boost their confidence and self-esteem, can contact the office through our online form.

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