Dr. Scott Greenhalgh understands that Denver-area residents want bright, white, photogenic teeth and a smile they can proudly show off for photographs. That's why we offer a range of tooth whitening options. These options include Deep Bleaching™ and treatments you can bring home from our office and use in the comfort of your own bathroom.
But one of our most popular treatments is Zoom! 2™ whitening. With this treatment, you can achieve extraordinary whitening in a relatively short office visit. For this reason it's quite intriguing to many of our patients, and we'll be happy to discuss it with you at a consultation.
If you live in the Denver, Colorado, area and you're curious about your tooth whitening options, please call Scott Greenhalgh, DDS today at 303-988-9060 for a consultation.
Am I a Candidate for Zoom! 2™?
Before moving forward with Zoom!™ or any other whitening treatments, Dr. Greenhalgh will first thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to determine if you're a candidate for tooth whitening. The good news is that the vast majority of people are, but it's still important to ensure that Zoom!™ is right for you.
A sound candidate for teeth whitening:
- Has healthy teeth
- Does not suffer from gum disease
- Is in sound overall health
- Is not allergic to hydrogen peroxide
Assuming you meet these criteria, we will discuss the Zoom! 2™ procedure and how it will work for you.
How Does Zoom!™ Work?
Zoom! 2™ tooth whitening uses a light-activated hydrogen peroxide gel to achieve an extraordinary whitening transformation. The procedure is quite simple.
First, we will take steps to protect your gums, tongue and cheeks, as it's quite important to protect the soft tissue of your mouth. This is one of the advantages of in-office treatments, as over-the-counter protects can cause irritation and discomfort .
Second, we will apply the hydrogen peroxide gel to your tooth enamel. Again, there is a significant advantage to having the gel applied by Dr. Greenhalgh, who has decades of experience in the field of cosmetic dentistry.
Finally, we use a special lamp to heat the gel, which is then oxidized and absorbed into your enamel. The gel can then whiten from the inside of the enamel, meaning the results aren't just surface level.
The procedure itself takes about an hour. It's safe and produces no discomfort, though increased sensitivity is fairly common for a short duration of time after whitening.
For more information about Zoom! whitening and our other teeth bleaching procedures in the Denver area, please call 303-988-9060 today. Scott Greenhalgh, DDS, and his team welcome patients in Lakewood and the nearby areas.