Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why should I get professional bleaching as opposed to using a home bleaching product?
  2. How does it work?
  3. How long does it take?
  4. If I drink things like coffee and red wine, will my teeth go right back to the way they looked before?
  5. Is it true that my teeth might be sensitive after the procedure?

1. Why should I get professional bleaching as opposed to using a home bleaching product?
Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. The Zoom2! process is proven to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades in one treatment. Only a dentist can get your teeth this white, this fast.

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2. How does it work?
This method consists of a mixture of gel and special light-wave treatments. The patient is seated comfortably and the dentist ensures that the soft tissues of the mouth are not exposed. The Zoom! gel is applied to the teeth, and a special light speeds the process while the patient relaxes.

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3. How long does it take?
The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. Cleaning is recommended prior to the procedure. After the treatment, patients see the immediate results.

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4. If I drink things like coffee and red wine, will my teeth go right back to the way they looked before?
The substances that caused your teeth to become stained originally, will stain them again over time. It is recommended only to avoid strongly colored foods for at least a week after the procedure. Using a straw can help to avoid these things from negatively affecting the teeth during this time.

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5. Is it true that my teeth might be sensitive after the procedure?
All bleaching products can cause some degree of tooth sensitivity. This is normal. If any sensitivity is experienced, it can be expected to dissipate within 24-48 hours. It is rare that there is any more than a slight sensitivity.

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