Dental Solutions is one of the few dental practices in Goa to incorporate ZOOM 2 from Discuss Dental, (USA) into our practice. Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom!?
Yes! Consulting your dentist is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Plus, over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades.
Zoom! is clinically proven to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades in one hour or six shades in just one weekend. Only a dentist can get your teeth this white, this fast.
These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dentist.
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.
Many actually fall asleep. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.
On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure but always dissipate.
Light sensitive individuals including those undergoing PUVA therapy (psoralen+UV radiation) or other photochemotherapy, or 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 procedure. Anyone who is not eligible for Zoom! in-office whitening for these reasons may be an excellent candidate for Zoom! take-home.
In some cases, tooth whitening will not work on discoloration or a peculiar colour (due to antibiotics treatment for example). In these cases the best possible way to get the best cosmetic result is to fix ceramic facings onto the external side of your teeth.
The same applies when you wish to modify your teeth shape if you have poorly positioned teeth, gaps, crooked or damaged teeth edges. In this case veneers is the best alternative.