Zoom whitening bleaches and whitens the natural teeth of a patient by make the shade of stained or discolored teeth appear to be lighter. The dentist applies a gel to protect the gums and then puts hydrogen peroxide gel on a small brush or tray. An overhead lamp with a UV light activates the gel which allows oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin layer of the teeth while breaking down stains. This process is performed three times by the dentist. The patient will also take home some bleaching trays and bleaching gel tubes to use on a daily basis for two weeks.