Zoom is an in-office laser whitening technique that will whiten teeth in approximately 1-½ hours. Once the whitening gel is placed onto the teeth to be whitened, the laser light activates the gel, making your teeth shades lighter. After four 15-minute sessions, teeth typically average 8 shades lighter. After completion of the Zoom procedure, custom bleaching trays are given to you to use for touch-ups at home. The degree of whitening varies from patient to patient due to different variables, such as the initial shade of the teeth.

The take-home whitening procedure has a more prolonged effect. Impressions of your teeth are taken, and custom whitening trays are fabricated. Once completed, you can use trays filled with whitening gel at home, at your convenience, for approximately 30 minutes a day, over the course of 7-10 consecutive days. Touch-ups can be made every few months with refill whitening gel.