Everybody wants a bright, white smile – now so more than ever before. People associate clean white teeth with success, beauty and health. But getting your teeth to such a standard can be hard (especially if you’re an avid coffee or red wine drinker).

Zoom teeth whitening technology is here to help. If you’re looking to know more about how this procedure works, you’re in the right place. We’ll outline the basics below.

What is Zoom teeth whitening?

Zoom teeth whitening is a rapid process to whiten teeth performed by the dentist to give them a shiny, white and clean appearance. Zoom hydrogen peroxide gel is placed onto your teeth and remains there for approximately 15 minutes. A Zoom chairside lamp activates a chemical reaction with the gel that lightens up your teeth colour.

The whitening gel soaks through the enamel and into the main part of the tooth (the ‘dentine’). The whitening gel will react with the molecules inside the teeth that are responsible for making your teeth look discoloured. As the dentine becomes lighter, your teeth begin to look whiter.

How long does it take for your teeth to whiten?

Zoom teeth whitening takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The procedure is typically divided into three to four 15-minute sessions. It’s generally recommended that Zoom is applied for at least 3 applications.

Does Zoom teeth whitening work?

Zoom teeth whitening works effectively when under the control of a trained professional. “Chemical bleaching,” according to one critical review, “leads to good results, especially when it is performed with high peroxide concentrations … in the dental practice”.

A 2014 study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice also concluded that if the manufacturer’s instructions are followed, “hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide based tooth whitening is safe and effective”.

What about teeth whitening kits?

Teeth whitening home kits, which you can use to whiten your teeth yourself, is an alternative to Zoom which also works. It involves you placing a thin tray with peroxide gel from 15 to 45 minutes on your teeth every day for 7 days or two weeks depending on your circumstances. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth first to customise your tray.

The teeth whitening system here at Whitesmile Dental enjoys a 90% success rate. It creates long lasting results, although we do recommend a monthly ‘touch up’ every 6 months.

Is it worth it to get your teeth professionally whitened?

It is certainly worth it to visit a professional dentist for long-lasting teeth whitening results. Everyday products you can buy over the counter at a pharmacy aren’t usually that effective. This is because the concentration of peroxide is lower than that used in the dental office and many aren’t strong enough to produce the results you’re looking for.

Professional Zoom teeth whitening in Brisbane

If you’re looking for teeth whitening in Bulimba, look no further than the professionals at White Smile Dental Care. Our teeth whitening dentists are specialists in Zoom technology and are committed to the goal of transforming your teeth into the pearly whites you desire.

Get in touch with our team today to discuss what options are available for you. You can also take advantage of our latest offer – complimentary home teeth whitening with any hygiene appointment and exam.