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Elena Katz, D.M.D., MsCD  Nova SE University School of Dentistry. Prosthodontics  F.A.C.D.  Residency at Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, NJ, Fellow-World Clinical Laser Institute. Over 30 years expirience. America's Top Dentists 2008-2016.

Diplomate the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

At the dental practice of Dr. Elena Katz, we believe communication is the key to successful treatment. Starting with your initial visit, Dr. Katz will take the time to talk with you about your previous dental experiences and about your expectations for your future dental care. Throughout your treatments, Doctor and her staff will work with you to ensure that you understand your options and that you are ultimately satisfied with the way that your mouth looks and feels.


Zoom Teeth Whitening

Have you ever considered how to give your smile that little extra zing?  Many people, ranging from your neighbor to Hollywood celebrities, have utilized the Zoom whitening process to improve their teeth.  
Teeth-whitening is one of the safest dental procedures to undergo, and one of the easiest. With so many treatments available in the store and through your dental professional, you might be interested in Zoom, the method used most famously in the popular ABC-TV show “Extreme Makeover.” This particular procedure has become so popular it is even used in spas and salons.

What are the advantages to Zoom teeth whitening?

The most important factor about Zoom is that it is a whitening procedure under the supervision of a dentist. While many home treatments can be effective, when it comes to caring for your teeth, being under the care of a professional is the safest and most reliable option.
Many factors can contribute to the staining or yellowing of teeth, including cigarettes, coffee, tea, wine, and other foods and beverages. Teeth whitening strips away years of staining and gives a younger, fresher appearance to your teeth.
Aside from that fantastic new smile and improved attitude, Zoom is fast, long-lasting dental whitening treatment shown to be safe and effective. The Zoom results are immediate, leaving you with a sparkling smile in under  45 minutes. When compared to other methods such as strips, home treatment trays and gels, or pastes, Zoom whitens teeth far faster and several shades lighter.

For persons who do not have a lot of time, or are uncomfortable with repeated dental procedure, Zoom is particularly advantageous because it only involves one treatment. You can get this procedure done in a lunch hour!  In addition, there is far less heat in Zoom than in typical tooth whitening treatments, and less danger of accidental ingestion of the whitening product.

How does Zoom work?

Zoom is a very simple procedure. After a brief cleaning, a peroxide-based gel is applied to the teeth. Following the application, ultraviolet and blue visible light is used to activate the gel, accelerating the laser process by penetrating the teeth.  
The Zoom light is applied in three 15 minute intervals. You will see the results immediately. Understand that your teeth will be slightly drier after the treatment, and in the next few days, your natural saliva will reduce the whitening slightly. Your dentist will explain the Zoom process and what to expect in full.

Who are good candidates for Zoom?

Your dental professional will give you the final word on your prospects for using Zoom. The dentist will examine your teeth to make sure no serious conditions, such as cavities or decay, are already present. You will also need to consider your time factors, comfort level, and pricing options for dentist whitening with Zoom.

What kind of aftercare is necessary for Zoom?

The aftercare for Zoom is very simple. For the first day following the treatment, you avoid any sort of staining food or drink: wine, coffee, tea, and cigarettes. Your dentist will give you trays for brief follow-up refreshers. If you feel sensitivity with your new teeth, over the counter toothpastes are available to reduce these problems.

What is the right option for me?

Maybe you feel it is time to have your own makeover.  One of the better means of gaining confidence and a sense of self-esteem is to improve your smile.  An investment in your teeth is an investment in your future.  Teeth whitening through products such as Zoom offer a simple and safe method of initiating that makeover. Because your teeth are so important, a dental professional should be consulted; he or she will have the training and expertise necessary to advise you on the best possibilities for you.

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