Hailing from the US, Zoom teeth whitening is the latest method to whiten your smile. It is a patented bleaching system that lightens the discoloration of enamel and dentin. You may have seen Zoom Whitening being used in shows like Extreme Makeover and America’s next top model.
Zoom is our in-surgery system at Gosforth Dental Surgery; using the power of laser it can lighten your teeth by 8-10 shades and with less sensitivity than other teeth bleaching methods. You can leave with significantly whiter teeth in just over an hour.
At Gosforth Dental Surgery, the procedure begins with covering your gums, lips and the skin around your lips, leaving only your teeth exposed to the laser light.
Your dentist will apply the Zoom whitening gel which is specifically formulated to work with the Zoom Teeth Whitening laser light. The gel and the light work together to gently penetrate the top surface layers of your teeth to remove stains and discolouration. After each cycle, the colour is assessed and fresh gel is applied for the next one.
Your teeth will be cleaned and you will go home with a brighter, whiter smile, in just one visit.
Zoom teeth whitening is a process that lightens discoloration of the enamel and dentine. At Gosforth Dental Surgery, we use Zoom as its one of the most effective professional whitening treatments available.
Teeth can become stained or discoloured from frequently drinking tea and/or coffee, from smoking, from drinking red wines, from antibiotics or can simply be part of the aging process. Plaque build-up to tartar, tooth decay, and nerve damage can also discolour teeth.
Anyone who has yellow or brown stained teeth can consider tooth whitening to brighten their teeth. If your teeth have plaque, are decaying with nerve damage, you can see one of our dentists in our Newcastle dental practice for advice on dental treatments and oral hygiene, and learn more about tooth whitening.
Yes. Extensive Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.
Zoom is not recommended for people under 18 years of age or while a woman is pregnant or lactating.
The Zoom light activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentine and bleaches coloured substances. The structure of the tooth remains unchanged. The Zoom light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
The Zoom teeth whitening procedure requires that all soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. In addition to this, protective eyewear must be worn. Our dentist at Gosforth Dental Surgery will go though the process with you during your initial consultation.
The complete procedure takes around 1 hour.
The whitening effect on your teeth is dependent on your overall health, oral hygiene, life-style choices, diet, and the type of tooth whitening treatment used. By following the 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, and occasional maintenance with home whitening gel every 6 to 9 months. Your dentist at our Newcastle dental practice will give you information on what to expect for duration of whiteness for each type of tooth whitening treatment available.
Sensitivity during and after the treatment may occur in some patients. Your dentist at Gosforth Dental Surgery is your best resource to ensure that you are a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula. Philips Zoom whitening products have mild desensitising agents to minimise tooth sensitivity.
If you still have questions about the Teeth Whitening process, please see our frequently asked questions for Teeth Whitening in general.