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Zoom!

If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Hatfield Dental Clinic has your answer with Zoom!  The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades* in a little over an hour while you relax at our office.  It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.

Strips or paint-on gels are a waste of time.  Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Zoom!

What is Zoom! Tooth Whitening?

Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

What Can Cause Tooth Discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who May Benefit From Tooth Whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective or some as it is for others. Upon an oral exam, Dr. Hatfield or Dr. Brawley can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

And you may go even lighter with additional applications. Start on Friday and by Monday you’ll have a whole new smile.

Is Tooth Whitening Safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

How Long Do The Results Last?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with Zoom! Whitening Toothpaste, and touch-ups with Zoom! Take Home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.

What Is The Difference Between Over-The-Counter Tooth Whiteners & Zoom!

Consulting Dr. Hatfield or Dr. Brawley is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Zoom! is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades in one hour or six shades in just one weekend.

How Does The Zoom! In-Office System Work?

The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel's active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.

Is The Zoom! In-Office Procedure Painful?

No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep. 

Are There Any Side Effects?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within one to three days after interruption or completion of the treatment.

How Long Is The Procedure?

The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure.  We recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Zoom! whitening session.

 


INTRA-ORAL CAMERA

Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are more comfortable with the high-tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.

Hatfield Dental Clinic utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis.  An intraoral camera is a very small camera.  An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis.  With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!

Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These treatments can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.

 


DIGITAL IMAGING

Dr. Hatfield and Dr. Brawley choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and health of bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal.  Dr. Hatfield and Dr. Brawley utilize digital imaging technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.  Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.  We may be able to see cavities better.

The advantages of digital imaging enables us to not only store patient images, but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital x-rays result in one-sixth the radiation exposure to you.