New York Zoom teeth whitening is a popular and widely used process to whiten teeth. Teeth can discolor with age, as well as from drinking beverages such as coffee, tea, cola, and red wine and smoking. The Zoom system uses hydrogen peroxide solution; the process is accelerated with a special light source. The light breaks down the hydrogen peroxide; oxygen penetrates the tooth enamel and bleaches the stained dentin. There is no change to the teeth, nor is there any risk to the patient.
Planning the Treatment
Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy. You can expect your dentist to discuss your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits, some of which may have to change for you to maximize the benefits of teeth whitening.
The entire procedure takes less than one hour. Prior to the procedure, your dentist may suggest a professional tooth cleaning. The Zoom process begins when the dentist prepares a dental dam that protects your gums and lips. The whitening compound is in gel form, and it works with the light to break down the stains. The entire process consists of three sessions, and each session is 15 minutes in duration. During every session, the light stays on.
During the initial discussion, your dentist will probably suggest certain foods and beverages to avoid. If you smoke, he or she will also suggest you quit as smoking is a leading cause of tooth discoloration. To prevent staining, brush, and floss well and have your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year. Your dentist will provide you with a Zoom teeth whitening kit that you can use at home to keep your teeth white and sparkling. It is a good idea to switch to the toothpaste that contains whitening agents, too.