Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Discoloration is caused by drinking coffee, tea, soda and red wine; or from smoking. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp that accelerates the bleaching process and activates the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.
The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover the lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed. Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel is applied. The gel remains in place for 15 minutes while the light is activated. The gel is applied for three 15-minute sessions of light activation, for a total treatment time of 45 minutes. Immediately afterwards, a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel is applied to the teeth. During this time, you can relax with a heated, aromatherapy neck pillow.
You will be given a Zoom home-use touch-up kit that includes custom-fitted whitening trays and whitening gel. Follow your dentist's instructions for when and how to use this touch-up kit.
Philips Zoom is the only professional take-home whitening system formulated with potassium nitrate and fluoride. This unique formula was developed to minimize sensitivity and improve whitening luster for overall greater comfort and better results for your patients.