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Zoom Teeth Whitener

Zoom teeth whitener is an in-office dental treatment you can use to lighten your teeth up to eight shades. In using the Zoom teeth whitener, your lips and gums are covered first. leaving only your teeth revealed. After that, the whitening gel is applied and left on for 15 minutes exposed to the Zoom light. The Zoom light and whitening gel work are designed to work together when it comes to breaking up discolorations and stains as they penetrate the teeth. A total of three sessions is required for optimum results, translating to a total of 45 minutes. Take note that before the procedure, it is recommended that you have your teeth cleaned first. The Zoom teeth whitener is most commonly known for its work in ABC's Extreme Makeover. 

How Does It Work?

Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient found in the whitening gel, is activated by the Zoom light. As the hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen finds its way into the dentin and enamel, bleaching colored substances while retaining the tooth's structure. Without the Zoom light, the whitening gel will still actually work. However, by using the Zoom light, at least a 26% increase in improvements is experienced.  

How Long Will Results Last?

As with other procedures and products, just how long results with the Zoom teeth whitener depends on the kind of dental care you get afterwards. Make sure you brush twice a day, floss, and avoid foods and beverages that stain and you can enjoy whiter teeth longer. Follow post-whitening care instructions and your teeth will always be lighter than ever.  

Are There Side Effects?

The Zoom light used with the Zoom teeth whitener emits low levels of heat that some people may find uncomfortable. Aside from that, sensitivity to the whitening gel may also be experienced by some people. Other than those, no other conditions have been reported. To alleviate discomfort for sensitivity, brushing with toothpaste for sensitive teeth a few days before the procedure is suggested. 

Can Anyone Whiten Their Teeth?

Most anyone, even children, can whiten their teeth. However, this will also depend on the teeth whitener used since some formulations may only be intended for adults or those ages 12 or 13 and up. However, if you're a typical healthy adult then you can undergo teeth whitening at any time because the procedure is safe, whether you opt to do it at home or pay your dentist a visit. Pregnant or lactating women might have to forego teeth whitening, however. 

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