Celebrities and movie stars all have it – that brilliant, bright
white smile that we all crave. It almost looks like they were born with
it! But most people in all honesty do not have naturally brilliant white
teeth. As a matter of fact, there are as many shades of tooth color as
there are paint for your walls, from a dark yellow to a charcoal gray,
and everything in between.
What we all wish for is the dazzling white, the kind of brightness that
lights up a room when we smile. The best way to achieve your optimum tooth
whiteness is by having the ZOOM® whitening procedure, an in-office
treatment that takes about 90 minutes.
The ZOOM® Chairside Whitening System is a safe, highly effective, advanced
tooth whitening procedure that has been performed on hundreds of satisfied
patients. You can go several shades whiter in just an hour and a half
with this treatment. It is easy and quick, and can fit into most people’s budgets.
At The Szikman Dental Group, P.C., we perform the ZOOM® procedure in two
visits. At the first visit, we take impressions of the upper and lower
teeth to make fitted plastic trays for the whitening gel. At that time,
we also give you a tube of prescription fluoride paste to brush onto your
teeth every night for at least a week prior to the procedure. The fluoride
paste stays on your teeth all night to strengthen your enamel and desensitize
your dentin so that you can tolerate the whitening procedure, which can
cause sensitivity in some patients. We recommend that you brush the fluoride
on before bed with your toothbrush, coating all tooth surfaces. Spit out
the excess, but do not rinse, and let it remain on all night. Do this
every night before coming in for the treatment, and your teeth will not
At the ZOOM® treatment visit, our dental assistant will separate your
teeth from your gums with a dental dam and then apply the whitening gel
to your upper and lower teeth. A high-powered and specially formulated
light will then be placed in front of your teeth to activate the gel.
You will receive three of these applications, each lasting 15 minutes.
When you’re done, you will be astounded by the whiteness of your
teeth. Most patients will go several shades brighter and are often amazed
by their results. We will give you some ZOOM® take-home gel to place
in your trays for several more days to achieve your level of optimum whiteness.
You will also have the trays to touch up whenever you thing you need a
bit of tooth brightening.
Call The Szikman Dental Group, P.C. today to schedule your ZOOM® whitening