Dallas ZOOM! Whitening
Consultation & Treatment Planning
Dr. Vargas will conduct a check-up of your teeth and gums to ensure they are in proper health. Your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits will also be discussed. This is done in order to determine if ZOOM! in-office teeth whitening will benefit you. Any leaky fillings, open cavities, or hypersensitive roots will need to be taken care of prior to bleaching. If you have crowns or fillings in highly visible places, please note that these will not bleach. Once you and Dr. Vargas are in agreement, you will move ahead with the whitening treatment plan.
If you are planning restorations or cosmetic dental procedures on your front teeth, Dr. Vargas may suggest teeth whitening before you start. Please note that crowns and veneers will not respond to conventional whitening agents, but the teeth around them can. So if you’re unhappy with the color of the teeth, you’ll want to whiten them first. Then Dr. Vargas can match your restorations to the new whiter color.
The ZOOM! Procedure
If ZOOM! is in your best interest, Dr. Vargas recommends regular teeth cleaning prior to the whitening session. To start the procedure, the lips and gums are prepared and covered, leaving the teeth exposed. Next, Dr. Vargas’s dental assistant will apply the ZOOM! hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. This gel works together with the ZOOM! light to break up any stains and discoloration by penetrating deep into the teeth.
The gel is applied for three sessions of light activation at 20 minutes each. During this time, you can listen to music or watch one of our flat-screen TVs. The total treatment time is about an hour.
Things to Consider
The ZOOM! light produces minimal heat, so sensitivity may occur during treatment. Any tingling sensations immediately after the procedure always dissipate. Using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste prior to treatment can help lessen sensitivity during the procedure.
ZOOM! is not recommended for women who are pregnant or lactating or children under 13 years of age. Since everyone’s mouth is unique, whitening treatment results may vary, but Dr. Vargas will take many factors into consideration in order to get you the best result possible. If you are interested in ZOOM! teeth whitening from our Dallas office, please fill out an appointment form, or call us at the number listed above.