Zoom Whitening

Discover the power of  ZOOM!®—the industry-leading whitening system that reverses unsightly stains and tooth discoloration. Mill Valley Dentistry offers both the ZOOM!® In-Office and Take-Home whitening systems. For those looking for immediate results, the In-Office treatment uses proprietary technology that can make teeth up to eight shades whiter in just over one hour. The Take-Home system features an easy-to-use revolutionary gel that lightens teeth by up to six shades in a matter of days. Whether in our office or in the convenience of your home, ZOOM!® is the fastest way to a sparkling smile.

Who may benefit from teeth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Abrams can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Do the results last a long time?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with Zoom! Whitening Toothpaste, and touch-ups with Zoom! take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.

Are there any side effects?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.

How long is the procedure?

The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure (we recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Zoom! Whitening session).