Zoom Advanced Power System Fast, Effective Results

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 09/30/2010
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In our ?I want it yesterday? society, patients are requesting faster results. This has been a challenge with whitening because of often time-consuming and inadequate isolation methods, as well as weak chairside bleaching lights.

In our ?I want it yesterday? society, patients are requesting faster results. This has been a challenge with whitening because of often time-consuming and inadequate isolation methods, as well as weak chairside bleaching lights.

A ?Whiter? Paradigm

Discus Dental introduced a chairside system that combines the Zoom Advanced Power Lamp with Zoom 25% hydrogen peroxide in-offi ce bleaching gel to provide easier chairside whitening. The gel works in combination with the Zoom lamp technology. The gel is dispensed from a patented, dual-barrel syringe that automixes a 32% hydrogen peroxide gel with a high pH booster gel, producing a 25% hydrogen peroxide gel.

To Light or Not to Light?

Light activation of bleaching gels has long been debated. Some studies with other chairside whitening units have demonstrated minimal, if any, noticeable differences in whitening when comparing teeth treated with the same bleaching gel without a chairside light.

One drawback to chairside whitening has been redarkening after treatment. Recent studies have shown that Zoom gel used with the Zoom lamp works better than gel alone. Researchers at Loma Linda University have found that immediately after treatment, teeth whitened with the Zoom System (lamp and gel) are 48% whiter than teeth whitened with gel alone. This conclusion was supported by Ontiveros and colleagues at the University of Texas Dental Branch Houston. Even 1 week after treatment, teeth whitened with the Zoom System remain 35% whiter than those whitened with gel alone.

Solving the Sensitivity Issue

Another drawback to chairside whitening is sensitivity as teeth rehydrate. Some patients demonstrate increased sensitivity after chairside whitening, especially those who have sensitivity before the procedure or have root exposure and enamel wear. The Zoom System uses a sensitivity protocol to maximize patient comfort. This includes the application of Relief ACP Oral Care Gel, which acts as a desensitizing agent that can be applied in trays or with a toothbrush.

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