Zoom Whitening in Folsom, CA

Everyone wants a brighter smile. But tooth whitening toothpastes and over the counter whitening solutions are not generally effective, and the process to see any change in the color of your teeth is slow. That’s why many people come to Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry for our Zoom Whitening Treatment – a fast, effective way to get a brighter smile in a day.

Zoom Whitening is one of several teeth whitening cosmetic services we offer here at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry, yet it’s also one of the most popular due to its speed and effectiveness. For more information, call us today at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Phone Number 916-983-6051.

Why Zoom Whitening?

Teeth become discolored over time. It is natural even with some of the best dental hygiene techniques. Even if you do everything right to keep your teeth, you:

  • Brush your teeth correctly twice a day
  • Get regular dental check-ups
  • Use dentist-recommended toothpaste
  • Avoid coffee, wine, and other tooth staining foods and liquids

Your teeth will probably still experience yellowing and staining over the course of your lifetime.

When you notice your teeth aren’t looking as bright and shiny as they used to, it is not uncommon to look for ways to brighten your smile, such as at-home whitening strips and toothpastes. In most cases though, these aren’t lasting solutions, if they work at all. The bleach is less effective, there is more likely to be user error, and the time it takes to whiten teeth even a few noticeable shades can be substantial.

The best whitening solution is a professional treatment like Zoom Whitening. With its clinical grade level of active ingredient and the expert application of our dentists, Zoom Whitening is far more effective than any over-the-counter treatment, and delivers results much faster – with an 8 shade improvement in only one visit.

What Is Zoom Whitening? How Does it Work?

Zoom Whitening is a professional tooth whitening process that uses activated hydrogen peroxide gel to break down stains on your teeth. The entire process is completed in just two hours, and most patients are completely relaxed during the procedure, able to listen to music or meditate their stresses away.

During a Zoom Whitening procedure, our experienced dental professionals:

  • Prepare the teeth and gums by giving them a thorough cleaning and inspection to ensure that your teeth are ready for the gel.
  • Apply a specific, effective Zoom Hydrogen Peroxide Gel on your teeth into every crevice for a uniform shade improvement.
  • Shine a “Zoom light” on your gel-covered teeth to enable the oxygen in the hydrogen peroxide gel to penetrate the tooth’s surface and break down the stain underneath.
  • Wash the gel off your teeth and give you a mirror to admire your new brighter smile.

While you’re waiting for the gel to do its work, we create personalized whitening trays made to fit your teeth and gum line perfectly. You’ll use these to make touch-ups at home to extend your results.

Why Choose Zoom Whitening Over Other Tooth Whitening Procedures?

Zoom Whitening is one of a number of tooth whitening procedures our dental professionals can provide, but has a number of advantages that make it the procedure of choice for many patients, such as:

  • Effectiveness – The combination of highly concentrated whitening gel and bleaching light make Zoom one of the most powerful stain removers available. Teeth can be lightened up to eight shades whiter in just one session.
  • Speed – Some shades of whitening are instant, with as many as 8 shades brighter by the time your two hour session is over. As you continue with your personalized trays, your teeth will continue to become whiter over time.
  • Minimal discomfort– No pain is involved during the procedure, though your teeth may be more sensitive to heat and cold for a few days afterwards due to strength of the whitening gel.

Ideal candidates for Zoom Whitening have healthy gums and teeth that don’t have a lot of previous dental work on their front teeth. The whitening gel only affects natural teeth, so artificial teeth and fillings will not brighten with the rest of your natural teeth. People who have yellow-toned staining also tend to see better results than those with blue or gray toned teeth. If you have any questions of whether you would be a candidate, please feel free to ask us when you come in for your next visit.

Zoom Whitening For Patients in the Greater Sacramento Area with Esthetic Reflections

Those that undergo Zoom Whitening tend to report very high satisfaction with the procedure. Our patients report that Zoom Whitening has helped them boost confidence in their smile with completely natural, whiter teeth.

If you live in Folsom, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills, or Sacramento area, Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry can provide you with fast, professional, and visibly whiter teeth after just a few hours with Zoom Whitening. You can make an appointment by filling out our online “Request An Appointment” form or by calling us at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Phone Number 916-983-6051.


Q: How long does this procedure take?
A: The entire process takes about two hours to complete in-office. You’ll also want to use the whitening trays over time at home for several months.

Q: Are there any limits on who can receive Zoom Whitening?
A: Very few. If you have a very strong gag reflex or anxiety about dental procedures in general, the process may be more difficult for you. If you let us know of any issues like these, we will do our best to make you comfortable. There are solutions we offer in house to assist with these issues.

Q: How long will my teeth stay this white?
A: Your results should last for a long time, especially if you follow your dentist’s post-procedure instructions. These usually include directives like regular oral hygiene routines of avoiding staining foods and beverages and flossing and brushing twice daily, as well as performing occasional touch-ups with your personalized at-home whitening trays.

Q: Will Zoom Whitening lighten the shade of my caps, veneers, crowns, or artificial teeth?
A: No. This whitening treatment is intended primarily for natural teeth with yellowing or staining.

Q: Is the Zoom Whitening procedure painful?
A: No. The procedure is pain free. However afterwards you may experience some tooth sensitivity to the cold for a few days after the procedure but this varies patient to patient. This sensitivity should fade eventually. If you avoid cold beverages in every day activities, it may be best to talk to your dental professional first to see if you are a good candidate.

Q: How much do Zoom Whitening procedures cost?
A: This can vary depending on how much staining needs to be removed from your teeth and other details. If you’d like a more specific idea of what it would cost for you, please contact us.

Q: Can I undergo a Zoom Whitening procedure if discoloration isn’t the only thing wrong with my teeth?
A: It depends on what else you may need. It is possible to whiten them if they aren’t perfectly straight, though whitening results are more even and look best when done on straighter teeth. Your teeth do need to be healthy though, which is why we perform a comprehensive oral exam before starting the whitening process.

Q: Is there anyone who can’t undergo Zoom Whitening?
A: We don’t recommend Zoom Whitening and most other tooth whitening procedures to pregnant or breastfeeding women or children under 16 years old. This isn’t because the ingredients used are necessarily dangerous, but because few studies have examined and come to firm conclusions about the risks involved for these demographics.

Q: Will Zoom Whitening damage my teeth?
A: No. Whitening is one of the safest cosmetic dental procedures available. It may make your teeth more sensitive for a few days after the procedure, but it won’t damage or otherwise affect the enamel, dentin, or other aspects of your teeth’s structure.

Q: How long after receiving a Zoom Whitening procedure should I wait before drinking coffee or eating marinara sauce?
A: As part of your after treatment care routine, you should avoid smoking or consuming these kinds of food and beverages for at least 24-48 hours to maintain your results. Avoiding them indefinitely will continue to significantly lessen any future tooth stains after your Zoom Whitening procedure, but of course you are welcome to enjoy these foods once the 48 hours is over.

For more information about Zoom Whitening or to schedule a consultation, please call our Folsom office at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Phone Number 916-983-6051. We'd love to hear from you!
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