Teeth whitening is a very popular treatment and the results of teeth whitening do vary from one person to another, often due to the type of treatment undertaken as well as individual circumstances. At Bright & White Dental Spa we provide only the highest grade of teeth whitening products which include Zoom! 2 Teeth whitening and ‘take-home’ solutions and can monitor the success of your individual treatment, ensuring that patients have a complete service tailored to their requirements.
Teeth naturally discolour with age and day to day habits, such as drinking tea, coffee, red wine and smoking. Although brushing and regular hygiene visits can help in the removal of some of these stains, teeth whitening can be a fantastic adjunct to restore your teeth’s natural colour and improve upon it.
The benefits to using Bright & White Dental Spa:
Q1: What is Zoom! teeth whitening?
A1: Zoom! is a whitening process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. You may have seen the Zoom! process used on Extreme Makeover.
Q2: How long does Zoom! Chairside Whitening take?
A2: The complete procedure takes just over an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed as little as by 45 minutes of whitening. (A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom! whitening session.)
Q3: How does the Zoom! In-office system work?
A3: The Zoom! light activates whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, whitening coloured substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of the Zoom! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of up to eight shades.
Q4: What will I experience during the Zoom! In-Office Procedure?
A4: During the procedure, patients may comfortably relax and listen to music. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.
Q5: How long do the results last?
A5: 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, and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! Home whitening trays. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dental professional.
Q6: Are there any side effects?
A6: Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The Zoom! light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate.
Q7: What causes tooth discoloration?
A7: 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.
Q8: Who may benefit from teeth whitening?
A8: Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for 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.
Q9: Is whitening safe?
A9: 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 teeth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 18 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.