Over time, teeth can become stained and discolored due to age, substances and other causes. Wine, coffee, and nicotine can discolor teeth as can using certain medications and antibiotics. At Brooklyn Dental Group, we perform a revolutionary new teeth whitening system called the ZOOM whitening system. ZOOM is designed to whiten teeth safely and easily in as little as one sitting by our Brooklyn College dentist.
Our state of the art ZOOM bleaching system is safe and efficient. The ZOOM whitening system is designed to whiten teeth in half the time that a regular whitening would. Our Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp is used in order to accelerate the bleaching process and activate the hydrogen peroxide that is applied to the teeth. The way the ZOOM system works is simple. We’ll first prepare your lips and gums with a special covering so that only the teeth are left exposed, allowing us to safely bleach your teeth without any irritation. We apply the ZOOM whitening gel before penetrating the teeth using the ZOOM light to break up stains. In this way the hydrogen peroxide is broken down so that the oxygen can permeate the tooth enamel and dentin without changing the structure of the tooth. At the same time, the stained areas are bleached by the lamp. The entire procedure takes less than an hour, and patients are in and out of the office. Our Brooklyn College dentist usually asks patients to come back for two to three sessions. Total treatment time can take anywhere up to 45 minutes depending on the amount of teeth bleaching needed.
As well as the ZOOM system, we also have a take home home bleaching system that patients may use on their own time. Our Brooklyn College dentist will make an individualized, custom made tray that is tailor made to your teeth to ensure that the proper amount of bleach is applied to the teeth. The procedure takes an hour or so each day, and can last for up to two weeks. Depending on brushing and oral hygiene habits, teeth whitening can last a year or more.