First, a protective coating is painted on to the patient’s gums surrounding the treatment area. This protective coating is allowed to harden, and serves to shield the gums. The whitening gel is then applied to the teeth, and a special light is applied to enhance the whitening process. This light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
Use of the Zoom! Advanced Whitening light increases the effectiveness of the whitening gel by 26%, providing whitening improvement by up to eight shades. Post treatment, the dentist can provide the patient with a tooth tray, home whitening kit and instructions for touch ups.