Zoom! Teeth Whitening at Whittaker Road Dental, Ypsilanti, MI

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

How Zoom! In-Office Whitening Works

  • First, our dentist performs a comprehensive exam, which is meant to highlight any dental problems which need to be addressed before any whitening is done. This guarantees that the Zoom whitening procedure works as effectively as possible and prevents any future damage to your teeth. If no such conditions are found, then our dentist performs a teeth-cleaning procedure, which primes teeth for the application of the whitening gel.

  • Our dentist then applies mouth spacers to avoid cheeks or lips from coming into contact with your teeth, protecting the soft tissue from the whitening agent to prevent any irritation.

  • Then, the teeth-whitening gel is applied to your teeth. This gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that serves as the active ingredient that whitens them.

  • After the gel is applied, our dentist focuses a bright ultraviolet light on your teeth. This light acts as a catalyst and causes oxygen to be produced through a chemical reaction within the gel. This oxygen permeates the upper layer of teeth and bleaches them from within. The upper layer of teeth is also bleached in this way. The oxygen works to remove the stains both on top and within the enamel.

  • Lastly, our dentist cleans away the Zoom whitening gel.