Is Zoom Whitening Better?

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Zoom whitening is one of the latest teeth whitening options to be released, but has many advantages for time-sensitive patients. Zoom is different from conventional in-office teeth whitening procedures, as it featuring a patented bleaching gel and a special whitening process. Here is more about Zoom and how it can benefit certain patients.

Unique Properties of Zoom

The bleaching formula used in Zoom whitening contains carbamide peroxide in addition to hydrogen peroxide, the market standard. Activation of this gel is performed with the special patented Zoom light. To account for tooth sensitivity in some patients, Zoom includes optional fluoride application afterwards.

The Zoom Process

The Zoom teeth whitening process takes about one hour and includes up to three separate cycles. During each cycle, our cosmetic dentist in West Hollywood cleans the teeth, applies the gel, activates the gel with a special light, allows it to work and removes the gel. By including more than one cycle, Zoom can turn teeth up to nine shades whiter in just one visit.

Zoom can be beneficial for patients with superficial stains caused by factors including smoking, coffee, tea or berries. Zoom can be repeated to enhance results, so it may be particularly attractive to patients with severe tooth discoloration. Patients can schedule a consultation with our expert in Zoom whitening in West Hollywood to find out if this option is best for them.

Are There Any Side Effects to Zoom Whitening?

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Zoom is one of the most popular in-office whitening treatments. It works quickly so you can be on your way with a smile that is up to eight shades whiter in about an hour. Our cosmetic dentist may suggest Zoom if you have teeth that are stained by tobacco, coffee, tea, soda, wine, berries and other substances.

As with any treatment, side effects are possible but usually mild and self-limiting. The most common side effects include:

1. Sensitivity
The pores of the teeth are opened to allow the peroxide to penetrate deeply. These may not close immediately after treatment, which can lead to some sensitivity for a few days.

2. Gum irritation
This is not a common side effect, but it can occur if the gums have not been properly protected. Gum irritation is more common with over-the-counter whitening.

3. Thermal sensitivity
Your teeth may be more sensitive to temperature changes, such as when you drink hot coffee or ice cold tea.

If you experience sensitivity after whitening, desensitizing toothpaste can alleviate the discomfort. You may also benefit from a topical fluoride application. In most cases, sensitivity declines over the course of a few days, so you will be back to normal before you know it. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a whitening appointment with our expert in Zoom whitening in North Hollywood.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Zoom Whitening

Advantages and Disadvantages of Zoom WhiteningOver time, your teeth will become stained due to what you eat and drink. Certain habits and genetics also play a factor into the stains that accumulate onto the teeth. But if your smile has become so dimmed that it makes your self-conscious around others, our cosmetic dentist in Long Beach offers Zoom whitening, which is the most effective way to remove stains off teeth.

Zoom whitening uses a gel and special light to remove superficial stains in less than an hour. You will notice immediate results, and you can show off your new smile as soon as you leave the office. Other whitening treatments can take weeks or even months to show results, and the results you get may not be all that impressive. But with Zoom whitening, your teeth will be up to eight shades whiter. You can enjoy your smile for several months as long as you take good care of it. Smoking and eating heavily pigmented foods such as coffee, wine, soy sauce, or berries can quickly re-stain your smile.

Some patients mention that they experience some sensitivity following the procedure. If this happens to you, let our expert in Zoom whitening in Long Beach know and we can give you some aftercare instructions.

What is Zoom Whitening?


One of the most common complaints we get from our patients whose oral health is in excellent condition is that they wish their teeth were whiter. Lucky for them, our dentist in Torrance offers a procedure called Zoom whitening which is an advanced teeth whitening treatment available today.

Zoom whitening combines a powerful proprietary peroxide bleaching gel with a special UV activating light to achieve dramatic results. Often, in as little as one hour, our expert in Zoom whitening in Torrance is able to whiten teeth up to eight shades brighter.

The soft tissues in the patient’s mouth will be protected by a rubber sheet before our dentist applies the peroxide gel. Once the peroxide bleaching solution is carefully applied to all the surfaces of the teeth, the UV light is shined onto them. This light starts a chemical reaction that causes the whitening to occur. The process is called oxidation and it works similar to the way stains are removed from clothes except that the reaction happens in the dentin of the teeth where the deepest stains live.

After about 15 minutes, the solution will be rinsed off of the patient’s teeth to prevent over-bleaching. This process will be repeated 3-4 times within a one hour period. After we are finished, the results will be immediately noticeable and our patients are always extremely surprised with the effectiveness of Zoom whitening.

To find out if you are a candidate for this incredible new whitening treatment, call today to schedule a consultation.

Zoom Compared to Conventional Whitening Treatments


Our cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills has noticed that one of the most common issues people have with their smiles are the stains that appear on them. For these patients, our dentist usually recommends a teeth whitening procedure to remove the stains. There are many different ways to whiten teeth including products bought in stores like trays and toothpastes and take-home kits prescribed by the dentist. The most effective teeth whitening treatment, however, is the Zoom whitening procedure that our dentist performs in his office.

Zoom whitening offers several benefits over conventional whitening methods. Zoom uses a powerful peroxide bleaching gel that is painted on by the dentist before a special light is shown on the teeth to activate the chemicals that start the bleaching process. It is this light, along with the proprietary peroxide gel, that makes the Zoom whitening treatment better than any other.

With Zoom whitening, the effects are immediately noticeable after the treatment is performed. Often, patient’s smiles can be brightened up to eight shades in one treatment that lasts as little as an hour.

If you are interested in this revolutionary new way to brighten your smile and enhance its overall appearance, contact our expert in Zoom whitening in Beverly Hills today to schedule a consultation where we can help you determine if this procedure is right for you.