ZOOM whitening


Dental bleaching to get ideal white teeth is currently one of the most popular procedures in dentistry.

Why teeth darken or change color?

Natural or synthetic pigments in foods, drinks, drugs, tobacco, and cosmetics can cause dental discoloration. Consumption of certain drugs in childhood can also stain teeth.

What is Zoom whitening?

Zoom whitening is a system of clinical photobleaching using UV-activated Zoom gel. After the activation, hydrogen peroxide in the gel brokes off and active oxygen enters the dentin through the enamel and bleaches darker pigments. On average, teeth become 8--12 shades lighter.

Are there contraindications of Zoom whitening?

Untreated caries, periodontal diseases, high dental sensitivity, pregnancy, and allergic reaction to the gel components are the contraindications of Zoom whitening.

How Zoom whitening proceeds?

The skin face, lips, and gums are protected from light leaving only the teeth exposed. The Zoom gel with a special light-activated catalyst is applied onto the teeth. The Zoom lamp simultaneously illuminates the upper and lower teeth.

Whitening lasts 60 minutes (three cycles of 20 minutes), and the whole procedure including the preparation takes about 1.5--2 hours.

How many procedures are necessary?

Zoom whitening can be performed in a single visit unless a pretreatment (oral sanitation) is required. In order to prevent the whitened teeth from darkening, supportive whitening procedures twice a year are recommended by the dentist.

How to take care of whitened teeth?

Within 48 hours after bleaching, it is necessary to keep to a «transparent» diet --- to refuse painting products such as tea, coffee, red wine, chocolate, and berries. For preservation of tooth whiteness for as long as possible, it is necessary to observe strictly hygiene of the oral cavity and, according to recommendations of the attending dentist, periodically (once in 6--9 months) to repeat professional whitening in the clinic and to apply house system of bleaching (kapps with a special gel).

Is it painful to whiten teeth?

After the whitening treatment, some patients experience increased tooth sensitivity or short-term gum irritation. In such cases, the dentist can recommend analgesic administration.

If you have leaky fillings (restorations) or caries, the gel can enter into the tooth and damage the neurovascular bundle of the tooth. Accordingly, all teeth with caries should be filled and unsatisfactory restorations should be replaced prior to bleaching. If the neck of the tooth is exposed, the cervical region can get irritated. Such regions should be carefully covered by the protective gel.

How long the effect of Zoom whitening lasts?

The effect of chemical bleaching lasts up to 2--5 years.