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How Long Does Zoom Teeth Whitening last?

Close-up of teeth. Divided image showing before and after a whitening treatment.

Have you ever wished you had whiter teeth?

You are not alone; about 80% of Americans would prefer a whiter smile.

Teeth whitening with Zoom can be a very effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth and giving you a brighter smile.

Let’s find out some details and how long this treatment lasts.

Why would I need my teeth whitened?

Very few people are born with perfectly white teeth, and our teeth usually become more discolored with age.

If you are not satisfied with your teeth and home remedies haven’t done the job, professional whitening can be an easy fix.

The foods we eat and drink can stain the surface of our teeth, making our smile dull or discolored. Here are some common culprits that can stain the surface of your teeth:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Red wine
  • Blackcurrant

Different types of teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a convenient service offered by most dentists. There are five main types of teeth whitening.

Each method accounts for different budgets and, of course, produces differing results.

  1. Toothpaste
  2. Whitening Strips
  3. Pre-Made Whitening Trays
  4. Custom-Made Whitening Trays
  5. In-Office Whitening

You can discover more about our Zoom Teeth Whitening services on our website.

Advantages of Zoom teeth whitening

The Zoom whitening system stands out over various whitening treatments for several reasons.

The Zoom system is done in-office and uses 25% hydrogen peroxide to remove stains or yellowing. Unlike other bleach-based methods, the procedure uses a blue light that activates the hydrogen peroxide to accelerate the whitening. Most people see up to eight shades lighter after treatment.

Teeth whitening has numerous aesthetic and mood-changing advantages. Some of the most notable benefits include:

Whiter smile

A whiter smile can positively influence and improve mood and confidence. It can also influence other people’s opinions of you.

Improves confidence

Having a healthy mouth and smile improves people’s overall impression of you—giving you social credit. This, in turn, can give you more confidence and security.

It encourages good oral hygiene

Teeth whitening requires good oral hygiene to be maintained once the treatment has been performed. In order to keep that beautiful new smile, you must establish healthy oral habits.

Rapid results

Our advanced dental techniques enable us to brighten your smile by 8-10 shades in as little as one hour!

Painless process

Whitening treatments may be uncomfortable during and shortly after, but they are painless for patients.

Are you a candidate for teeth whitening?

Although the majority of people can whiten their teeth successfully, some variables may prevent you from being a good candidate for the procedure.


You might not be able to get teeth whitening if you currently have:

These restorative materials are resistant to all types of bleaching agents.


Typically, intrinsic stains appear as white or grey spots or discolorations on the teeth.

These stains develop inside the tooth, indicating a damaged or dead tooth, and are not responsive to whitening treatments.

In general, extrinsic stains, those on the outside enamel layer, are yellow or brown in color and respond best to tooth whitening.


Teeth whitening can worsen dental conditions such as tooth sensitivity or weakened enamel. We can evaluate the condition to see if you are a candidate for teeth whitening with Zoom.

How long does Zoom whitening last?

The average Zoom treatment will last between 12 to 24 months, but results vary for every person.

How to keep your teeth bright after Zoom treatment

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the best ways to ensure that your Zoom treatment lasts up to two years before needing another whitening procedure.

  • Good oral hygiene
  • Brushing and flossing
  • Use a whitening toothpaste
  • Regular dental hygienist visits
  • Avoid sticky and chewy foods
  • Avoid foods and drinks that easily stain
  • Use a straw for drinking liquids that may stain

So, call us today to find out how we can brighten your smile by 8-10 shades in as little as one hour!

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Croasdaile Dental Arts happily serves patients in Durham, Raleigh, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Mebane, and Timberlake.