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Zoom 2!™ Teeth Whitening

With the new Zoom! 2™ system, patients experience up to 67% less sensitivity than with the previous Zoom! system. And it is also 33% faster with results in 45 minutes. With ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening, patients able to see results immediately.


How ZOOM 2!™ Teeth Whitening works

This very safe teeth whitening procedure is easily performed at our dental center and dental clinics in Bangkok. The ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening gel is applied to the enamel (the protective coating) of the tooth and heated with a special lamp. The heat breaks down the gel and releases oxygen into the teeth’s dentin (the main, hard part of the tooth). This oxygen bleaches the teeth without harming teeth.

The results of this tooth whitening procedure are whiter teeth without coffee, tea, soft drink, wine, or tobacco stains!

Procedure for Zoom 2!™ Teeth Whitening Treatment

  1. First Evaluation and pre-whitening tooth shade selection
    • the pre-whitening tooth shade is selected from array of tooth-shaped porcelain tabs for post-treatment comparison
    • professional dental scaling and polishing is usally done before the bleaching treatment is performed, but it is optional if the patient's teeth is already cleaned
  2. Isolate Teeth to be Whitened
    • A dental dam is placed to isolate teeth and prevent the whitening agent from irritating or damaging soft oral tissues
  3. Place Eye Protection for protection
  4. Apply whitening gel
    • teeth is dried and the bleaching compound applied
  5. Expose whitening gel to zoom 2! light
    • the whitening gel is activated using the zoom 2! light source. This "activation" shortens the needed treatment time and/or makes the whitener more effective
  6. Leave whitening gel for a prescribed time
  7. Remove whitening gel
    • the whitening gel and dental dam is washed and suctioned off
  8. Determine Post-bleaching Tooth Shade
    • after the bleaching treatment has been completed, a shade evaluation is done to see how much whitening is achieved

Recovery Expectations

Some people who undergo in-office whitening may experience some sensitivity in their teeth. This sensitivity should be gone within 1-2 days. 

Postcare Instructions for Zoom2!™ Teeth Whitening

  1. Avoid consuming color-staining foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, coke, etc. as well as smoking for at least one week
  2. Proper oral hygiene care should be carried out to maintain and avoid diminished whitening results
  3. If experiencing some sensitivity in teeth after zoom 2! tooth whitening
    • Avoid hot, cold or acidic food and beverages
    • Pain medication be taken as directed as long as there is no medical contradiction based upon your medical history
    • Use flouride rinse and toothpaste for sensivity teeth

Care for Tooth Whitened Teeth

Simply follow good oral hygiene practices:

  • Brush at least twice a day. It is good practice to brush after eating and before bedtime.
  • Floss at least once to twice a day.
  • Rinse with fluoride rinse before bed. Swish the fluoride rinse vigorously in your mouth for at least one minute. Do not swallow any of the rinse.
  • See your dentist for regular professional check-ups and cleanings

Considerations to Zoom 2!™ Teeth Whitening

Most of our ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening patients experience little or no side effects during this teeth whitening process. Some individuals do however get some sensitivity in teeth post teeth whitening.

However, ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening is not for everyone. Women who are nursing or pregnant should not use this teeth whitening method. People who are sensitive to light should not undergo the ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening procedure. ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening is not for patients involved in photo-chemotherapy or diagnosed with melanoma. Patients taking over-the-counter or prescription light sensitive medications should talk to their doctors before using the ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening system. ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening works only on natural teeth, thus if you do have exisiting prosthetics (crowns, bridges, veneers, fillings) these will not be whitened. ZOOM 2!™ is able to whiten teeth but the degree of whiteness will vary with individuals. If patients would like a gaureented shade of whiteness, porcelain veneers are alternatives whereby your specified shade of whiteness may be selected.