ZOOM!® Professional Teeth Whitening in Lake Oswego, OR

ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening Services: Fast and Effective

Everyone wants a whiter smile, and we tend to want to see results as soon as possible. While store-bought whitening kits can be tempting because they’re affordable and easily accessible, they aren’t as safe or effective as professional teeth whitening. For safe, effective, dramatic teeth whitening, our Lake Oswego cosmetic dentist, Dr. Larry Bowden at Aesthetic Dentistry,  offers ZOOM! professional teeth whitening. Keep reading to learn how ZOOM! teeth whitening services can remove years of stains, delivering results you can’t expect from store-bought teeth whitening kits.  

What is ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening?

Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening is a popular and effective method used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. This in-office bleaching process utilizes the ZOOM! Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, which accelerates the bleaching process by activating a 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening agent. The procedure typically takes less than an hour, making it a convenient option for those seeking immediate results.  

Benefits of ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening

  • Rapid Results: ZOOM! professional teeth whitening works quickly, allowing you to achieve a noticeably whiter smile in a short amount of time.
  • Highly Effective: The treatment is known for its effectiveness in removing stains and discoloration, resulting in a brighter and more vibrant smile.
  • Safe and Reliable: ZOOM! professional teeth whitening is a safe procedure when performed by a qualified dental professional, ensuring optimal results without compromising oral health.
  • Long-Lasting Effects: With proper aftercare and maintenance, the results of ZOOM! professional teeth whitening can be long-lasting, providing a confident and radiant smile.
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ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening vs Store-Bought Whitening

Store-bought whitening kits are tempting due to their affordability and accessibility. However, Dr. Bowden strongly recommends against using any store-bought whitening treatments, especially without consulting a professional beforehand. Using over-the-counter whitening kits without prior dental consultation increases your chances of:

  • Irritation
  • Post-whitening sensitivity
  • Damage to your enamel
  • Unsatisfactory results

Dr. Bowden will evaluate your oral health to determine if your mouth is healthy enough for teeth whitening and more accurately gauge which professional teeth whitening treatments will work for you. If you qualify for whitening procedures, ZOOM! professional teeth whitening with Dr. Bowden offers a safe, convenient, and effective solution for achieving a brighter smile.Before and after Zoom! Whitening

The ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening Process

Initial Consultation

ZOOM! professional teeth whitening begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Bowden, your Lake Oswego cosmetic dentist. During your initial consultation, Dr. Bowden will examine your mouth to diagnose any underlying issues that may interfere with the procedure. This ensures that your oral health is optimal and helps determine the appropriate treatment strength for your whitening session.

Supplementary Treatments

Crowns and fillings, including tooth-colored fillings, cannot be whitened. Therefore, any existing cavities will need to be treated before proceeding with a whitening treatment to avoid potential discomfort or sensitivity. Dr. Bowden will recommend necessary treatments to address these issues before moving forward with your ZOOM! professional teeth whitening procedure.

ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening Preparation

Before the ZOOM! professional teeth whitening procedure, your lips, gums, and tongue will be protected from the whitening gel and the rays of the LED lamp using protective barriers such as gauze, plastic dams, and vitamin E oil. This ensures that the whitening gel is applied only to your teeth, maximizing the effectiveness of the treatment while minimizing any potential irritation to your gums.

ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening

The whitening gel will be carefully applied to your teeth, and the LED lamp will activate the gel, helping eliminate stains. The procedure involves multiple 15-minute sessions, with breaks in between, during which the whitening gel may be reapplied for optimal results. Most patients see satisfactory results within 45 minutes, leaving the office with a smile that is six to eight shades brighter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ZOOM! professional teeth whitening safe?
How long do the results of ZOOM! professional teeth whitening last?
Can I undergo ZOOM! professional teeth whitening service if I have braces?
Do teeth continue to whiten after ZOOM! professional teeth whitening?
Is ZOOM! professional teeth whitening safe?

ZOOM! teeth whitening is a safe procedure when performed by a qualified dental professional. The hydrogen peroxide whitening gel used in the process has been extensively tested and proven to be safe for teeth and gums. 

How long do the results of ZOOM! professional teeth whitening last?

With proper post-whitening aftercare, the results of ZOOM! teeth whitening can last for years. However, it’s important to avoid consuming staining substances such as coffee, red wine, tobacco, or dark-colored foods for at least 24 hours after the procedure. The pores of your enamel will be more open during this time period and more prone to staining. Occasional touch-ups with ZOOM! take-home gel, available at your dentist’s office, can also help maintain the brightness of your smile

Can I undergo ZOOM! professional teeth whitening service if I have braces?

ZOOM! professional teeth whitening is not recommended for individuals with braces, as the whitening gel cannot penetrate the brackets and wires. It’s important to consult with a dental professional to determine the best whitening options for you if you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Do teeth continue to whiten after ZOOM! professional teeth whitening?

Yes, teeth continue to whiten after ZOOM! professional teeth whitening. The agents continue to work on your teeth for as long as two weeks after your session. However, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene practices and avoid consuming staining substances like coffee, tea, and tobacco to prolong the results.

Call Dr. Bowden & Discover ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening 

Safe and truly dramatic changes in your smile can’t be bought over the counter. For dazzling results delivered with your oral health needs in mind, choose ZOOM! professional teeth whitening. 

Contact Dr. Bowden’s office by dialing (503) 675-7300 or filling out our online contact form to schedule your ZOOM! teeth whitening consultation. We welcome new and returning patients hoping to brighten their smiles from Lake Oswego and surrounding areas such as Portland, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Beaverton, Tigard, and Sherwood, OR. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Lake Oswego, we have the right technology to help you smile your brightest.