Dr. Perrott has selected the latest materials and techniques to help deliver a whiter smile for our patients here in our office with Zoom! teeth whitening treatments, as well as take-home trays so you can brighten your smile right at home.
After leaving our office with a whitened smile with Zoom!, you can continue to lighten your smile throughout the months until your next visit to achieve outstanding results.
With your home whitening trays, simply apply gel each night to your custom-made splint that perfectly fits your teeth. Sleep with it overnight, or wear for at least 5 hours per night. Continue for two to four weeks or until you are happy with the results.
Your smile will be brighter! We monitor your progress with short follow-up appointments. The results are simply amazing! We will discuss both options with you and together decide which is best for you. Professional teeth whitening is less expensive than ever to allow everyone the opportunity to have white teeth like their favorite stars on television.
We offer both, in-office light-activated ZOOM!® teeth whitening, and traditional take-home tray whitening.
Dr. Perrott’s Guide to Teeth Whitening
The Zoom!® In-Office Teeth Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Zoom!® Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.
What is Zoom!® Light-Activated system?
Zoom!® is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
How ZOOM!® compares to other Whitening Options
How does it work?
The Zoom!® light activated gel was originally developed after years of research by Discus Dental, the leaders in professional take-home tooth whitening. The gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide that, when activated by the Zoom!® light, gently penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.
The Zoom!® Whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The Zoom! clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom!® Whitening Gel, which is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure and you’ll be amazed by the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure.
What causes teeth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from teeth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective or some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Do many people whiten their teeth?
More people than you might imagine. A bright, sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. The Zoom!® Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is whitening safe?
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom!® is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
How long do the results last?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with Zoom!® Whitening Toothpaste, and occasional touch-ups with Zoom!® take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dental professional.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom!®
Yes! Consulting your dental professional is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Plus, over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpaste take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Zoom!® is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades in one hour or six shades in just one weekend.* Only a dentist can get your teeth this white, this fast.
How does the Zoom!® In-Office System work?
The Zoom!® light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide gel is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom!® light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of the Zoom!® lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom!® gel by 33% or more, giving an average improvement of eight shades*.
What does a patient experience during the Zoom!® In-Office procedure?
During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Many actually fall asleep. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
How is exposure to the Zoom!® light controlled?
The Zoom!® procedure requires that all soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. The clinician is required to monitor the procedure to ensure any exposed skin or tissue is isolated and protected. Protective eyewear is required during the procedure. Light sensitive individuals including those undergoing PUVA (Psoralen+UV Radiation) therapy or other photo-chemotherapy, as well as patients with melanoma, should not undergo the Zoom!® In-Office procedure. Also, patients taking any light sensitive drugs or substances, whether over-the-counter, prescription or homeopathic, should consult their primary physician prior to the procedure. Anyone who is not eligible for Zoom!® In-Office for these reasons may be an excellent candidate for Zoom!® Take-Home.
How is the Zoom!® Take-Home System is different from the Zoom!® In-Office System?
The main difference between the two systems is that you use the Zoom!® Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home over a few nights. The Zoom!® In-Office System is performed entirely in the office.* Individual results may vary. Take-home results based on overnight wear. Data on file.
How long does Zoom!® In-Office Whitening take?
The complete procedure takes just over an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure (a cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom!® Whitening session).
How does the Zoom!® Take-Home System work?
Zoom!® utilizes a breakthrough dual barrel chemistry that is engineered to accelerate whitening efficacy in two unique ways. First, it utilizes a breakthrough surfactant technology for improved gel penetration. Second, it helps to control the activation of Hydrogen Peroxide. This innovative formula creates an activation matrix that helps regulate the release of oxygen for optimal results. A recent study showed that the Zoom!® Take-Home System delivers an average of six shades* after three applications.
How long does Zoom!® Take-Home Whitening take?
The Zoom!® take-home gel is designed to be worn between four and eight hours per application. Your dental professional will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of six shades* after just three nights of use. However, individual results may vary. Your dental professional will help you determine how many applications are right for you.