effective, and the results can be dazzling. Whitening removes stains caused by smoking; drinking cola, coffee, tea, red wine; aging, or chemical damage to teeth. ‘Chair-side’ bleaching is a procedure whereby the dentist applies a hydrogen peroxide solution to the targeted teeth and will then apply a Intense Blue light to accelerate the process. Special care is taken to protect the gums and surrounding tissues while the procedure is in progress. This procedure may be repeated until the desired shade is achieved.
A home whitening system may be prescribed. An impression is taken of your mouth for a mouthguard. You will be supplied with a gel that is placed in the mouthguard to hold the bleaching agent against your teeth. It is very important to follow home care instructions carefully and not exceed the time when leaving the bleach on the teeth. It is equally important to see your dentist regularly so he or she may track your progress and assess your treatment.
The results of tooth whitening can be quite spectacular; however, if you have an anterior white filling or a crown, the bleaching process will affect the colour of the natural tooth but not the restorations. If your teeth are severely stained then veneers may be more appropriate. That is why if you are considering whitening your teeth, you should discuss this with your dentist to determine which method will suit your needs.
Is this harmful to my teeth in any way?
No. We understand your dental needs and protect your oral health. Over the counter bleaching agents can cause harm to the gums and teeth, if not used properly. Tooth whitening should always be prescribed and supervised by your dentist. Whitening will not compromise the existing structure of your tooth enamel. Prescribed products have been subject to a multitude of studies for more than a decade and are proven very safe.
What is Zoom! tooth whitening?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective or some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Do many people whiten their teeth?
More people than you might imagine. A bright, sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. The Zoom! Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is whitening safe?
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening produ
How long do the results last?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with Zoom! Whitening Toothpaste, and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dental professional.