The difference between professional and over-the-counter whitening treatments.
Non-professional whitening treatments are over the counter products such as strips and toothpaste. These products vary in their price, difficulty of use, and effectiveness.
Philips Zoom professional whitening is a fast, effective and safe way to whiten your teeth. The teeth whitening treatment at Omnicare MC only takes about an hour or so of actual treatment to get immediate results and have a truly brighter smile for a prolonged period of time!
Zoom is a whitening process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
The complete procedure takes just over an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed as little as by 45 minutes of whitening.
The Zoom light activated whitening gel's active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, whitening 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 26% or more, giving an average improvement of up to eight shades.
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The Zoom light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate. You can also ask your dentist to supply you with anti-sensitivity toothpaste for use prior to treatment.
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.
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.