Zoom Teeth Whitening in Niagara

We provide expert tooth whitening treatments to patients across Niagara, including St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Niagara Falls.


The outside layer of your teeth is composed of enamel, a very mineralized and porous material. As you age, it gradually loses its original bright colour due to stains that build up on the surface. These stains can be the result of smoking, but in many cases, they come from the consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, cranberries and other dark fruit and fruit juices, or even the extensive use of antibiotics.

Whitening, when performed under the care of a dentist or dental professional, can safely and quickly restore your teeth to their original brilliance. The Zoom teeth whitening system is an incredibly quick, easy and safe way for individuals with a busy lifestyle to restore their time-worn smile to its white and bright self.

In-office Teeth Whitening

Protecting Lips and Gums

Dr. Kevin Clark and his associates begin a Zoom whitening session by applying a protective coating to your lips and gums to avoid any discomfort due to sensitivity.

Application and Activation

The Zoom whitening formula, a pH-balanced hydrogen peroxide gel developed by a team of dental professionals, is then carefully and evenly applied to your teeth. A light specially developed for the Zoom system is then used to activate the gel, which will lift any stains from the surface of your teeth.

Repeat and Complete

To ensure the best results, the gel will be applied twice more in the same session. Each application takes approximately 15 minutes. Once the treatment is complete, your smile will reveal teeth that are at least 6–10 shades brighter, an accomplishment that will take you little more than an hour.

At Home Teeth Whitening

It is possible to bleach your teeth at home. However, you need to wear bleach trays for about an hour a day for about 15 days before the desired whiteness can be achieved. In addition, beforehand you need to get moulds of your teeth taken so that the trays can be manufactured.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Zoom teeth whitening?

    Zoom teeth whitening is a type of laser treatment that decreases the staining or discolouration of tooth enamel. It's an uncomplicated, non-invasive procedure that usually takes between 45 minutes to an hour.
    The process combines a unique lamp, referred to as a Zoom light or Zoom laser, and a hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural chemical compound, which kills germs causing bad breath, decreases bacterial buildup, serves as a bleaching agent, and diminishes gum inflammation. Using both, the dentist will bleach each tooth and produce a brighter smile by the end of the treatment.

  • What is laser teeth whitening?

    For decades, whitening teeth involved soaking them in a hydrogen peroxide-based solution, which removed stains but required multiple treatments to see results. Thanks to advances in technology, that process has been accelerated significantly, with lasers spurring on the treatment solution's chemical reaction and whitening teeth in half the time. Zoom is one of the most common laser teeth whitening procedures. It involves applying light-activated hydrogen peroxide (25% v/v) gel to teeth and activating the gel using blue plasma light. The Zoom teeth whitening system is available to patients by appointment at Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental.

  • What can cause tooth discoloration?

    There are many causes. The most common include ageing and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. Discolouration can also result from antibiotics and excessive fluoride treatments when teeth are developing.

  • Is Zoom teeth whitening right for you?

    Is your smile as white and magnificent as you might like it to be? Many of our patients wish to brighten their smiles but are unsure of how to make it happen. At Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental, our dentists take great care to educate patients on their teeth whitening options so that they can achieve a whiter, more brilliant-looking smile.
    For years, dentists have trusted the Zoom as a safe and effective teeth whitening procedure — so there's no reason to hesitate about get the Zoom treatment for your smile. Before undergoing any dental procedure, it is essential to explore the risks and benefits. When you visit Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental, your dentist will discuss these considerations with you in detail.
    At Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental, our dentist Dr. Clark will check that your gums and teeth are in good health before recommending Zoom whitening. Our dentists often suggest teeth whitening for those who plan cosmetic dentistry procedures like composite bonding or veneers to ensure the best possible match between natural dentition and teeth enhancements. It is also recommended sometimes after having dental braces removed.

  • Should I get Zoom teeth whitening?

    Zoom teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure used to enhance teeth appearance and remove stains on tooth enamel. If a whiter, brighter smile is your goal, Zoom teeth whitening could be right for you. Zoom is only available through dentists, so feel free to contact our office at Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental for more information about receiving Zoom whitening treatment to get the smile you've always dreamed of having.
    While a whiter smile is possible for almost everyone, you should talk to your dentist to see if Zoom treatment would be right for you. Several factors affect your eligibility for Zoom, including your oral hygiene habits, dental work you've had done in the past, and the current condition of your teeth.

  • Are there any risks to Zoom teeth whitening?

    Any dental procedure comes with risks, and that includes teeth whitening. Perhaps the most significant potential risk is increased tooth sensitivity, which can cause discomfort or even pain. However, by informing your dentist about any existing tooth sensitivity you might have, it's possible to mitigate such concerns.

  • What are the benefits of Zoom over other teeth treatments?

    Very few patients want to visit their dentists repeatedly for time-consuming teeth whitening treatments. Instead, the average patient wants noticeable results as quickly as possible. It's possible to achieve that with the Zoom teeth whitening, which delivers drastically whiter teeth in a single visit to the dentist. By maintaining your results with a healthy dental hygiene routine prescribed by your cosmetic dentist, you can enjoy a whiter smile for years.

  • What can I expect during my Zoom whitening appointment?

    When you arrive for your appointment, our dentist will first ask you some questions to confirm your suitability for the treatment. Assuming that you're the right fit for it, the dentist will proceed to prepare your mouth for the whitening treatment, which involves protecting your lips and gums from the whitening solution. Then the dentist will apply the whitening gel to your teeth and direct the Zoom whitening light at them for three intervals of 15 minutes — as simple as that!
    Alternatively, it is possible to bleach your teeth at home. However, you need to wear bleach trays for about an hour a day for about 15 days before the desired whiteness can be achieved. In addition, beforehand you need to get moulds of your teeth taken in our office so that the trays can be manufactured.

Boost your confidence with a beautiful smile

With the Zoom whitening system, all you have to do is relax during the roughly one-hour procedure.When you have your teeth Zoom whitened, you walk in smiling and walk out beaming.
If you’d like to achieve a brighter whiter smile with Zoom whitening, contact Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental today to book an appointment!