At Midlothian Dental Center, experienced tooth technicians dispense cosmetic and preventative care augmented by a compassionate environment and comfortable amenities including satellite TV in every room. The one- to two-hour Zoom! treatment begins by prepping lips and gums so that only the teeth are exposed, before a scientifically formulated, pH-balanced, hydrogen-peroxide gel coats each soon-to-be glamorous gumstone. Beneath the glow of a special Zoom! light, the gel morphs into a stain-fighting solution, penetrating enamel and prying off stains left by bad-hygiene habits such as smoking, drinking, and subsisting solely on coffee grounds. The treatment is typically repeated several times in 15-minute cycles before concluding with a five-minute fluoride application to give biters a strengthening boost. Teeth immediately whiten an average of 6–10 shades, though patients should note that Zoom! whitens only natural teeth, and any outstanding dentals issues such as cavities, gum disease, and bits of embedded turquoise must be addressed before Zoom! can be applied.