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Teeth Whitening FAQ



Q: What is “Zoom®?”
This is a tooth-whitening system that is done chair side in the clinic using a concentrated bleach solution.

Q: Who do I contact for an appointment?
You can get an appointment by calling 570-271-7912.

Q: How long does it take to perform this procedure?
A: It should take approximately 2 hours to have it done in the clinic. It will involve two appointments. The first is a short appointment (15 minutes) at which time impressions will be taken to have trays made. The actual bleaching appointment will be scheduled 1 week later.  New patients to the clinic interested in a Zoom® appointment will need a consultation visit scheduled first to explain the process.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: $470. which includes upper and lower arch. A $50 consultation fee will be charged for the initial visit, and will be applied toward the total cost of the Zoom® procedure. (NOTE: This $50 fee is non-refundable if you choose not to have the procedure.)

Q: Does it hurt to have done? 
Some can experience sensitivity during the procedure—however, not everyone does.

Q: Are there any side effects? 
A: There can be some postoperative sensitivity with your teeth for a few days--each individual is different.

Q: Am I guaranteed to get good results?
A: Again, each individual is different.  There are no guarantees.  However, on average, it can lighten 4 to 5 shades lighter, depending on your existing shade of teeth.

Q: How long does it last? 
This depends on individuals’ habits.  Smokers, coffee and tea drinkers’ teeth may stain more quickly.  It is recommended that touching up be done on a monthly basis. This is done in the privacy of your home.  The day of the procedure, you will be sent home with trays and bleach that will be used for the touch-ups.

Q: What will happen to my front crowns or white fillings when this procedure is done?
A: Depending what condition they are in, many times your teeth will bleach lighter than the   existing crowns or fillings.  In order to have everything looking the same, you may need to think abut replacing the crowns and the fillings, depending upon how light your teeth become from the procedure.                                                       

Q: Will insurance cover this procedure?
A: No, insurance will not cover this procedure as this is considered an elective cosmetic procedure.   

Q: Can I use my Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for this?
No, you cannot use your FSA money for cosmetic procedures. Because this is a cosmetic procedure everyone, including GHS employees, must pay in full on or before the date of service.

If you have more detailed questions, please come in for a consultation.