by a dentist or hygienist will remove most external staining
caused by food and smoking. Stains within the tooth itself can
be professionally whitened.
can be done either in a dentist's office or at home. It is safe
and generally effective. It involves wearing a very light, transparent
plastic tray that your dentist moulds to your teeth. The tray
holds a bleaching agent, usually hydrogen peroxide. The process
takes 10 days to two weeks. Your dentist will guide you. The
process is a little more effective with younger people. It is
a good idea to check with your dentist before beginning any
There are four
main tooth-whitening methods, and the stronger the bleach, the
greater the need for supervised application and the quicker
for surface stains.
• Bleach trays with home-use peroxide gel — these are popular
and moderately priced.
• Bleaching with stronger peroxide applied in bleach trays under
your dentist's supervision.
• Very strong bleach gels under very controlled conditions,
sometimes accelerated with a light or laser source.
There are some
disadvantages to whitening. All teeth may not bleach evenly;
it may be necessary to replace some white fillings after treatment
as they no longer match the colour of the teeth; bleaching may
not be suitable if you have sensitive or worn teeth or gum disease;
the hydrogen peroxide may cause short-term gum irritation.
Is it a good idea to use whitening toothpaste?
A. Whitening toothpastes
can effectively remove new surface stains that develop from
coffee or tea, tobacco or plaque build-up. They help keep your
newly whitened teeth that way longer. All whitening methods
provide only cosmetic benefits, so the choice of whether or
not to use them is a personal one.
Q. What about whitening gels?
A. Whitening gels
contain peroxide-based formulas and work by removing surface
stains as well as stains within your teeth. You are likely to
see a more noticeable change in your tooth colour with a whitening
gel than with a whitening toothpaste alone.
Q. Is it okay to use a whitening system if
I've got gum recession?
A. Yes, but some
sensitivity may occur and a desensitiser may need to be applied.
Your dentist can advise.
Q. If I use whitener and have crowns will they
whiten like my real teeth or will there be a colour difference?
A. Only teeth
will whiten — crowns will not change colour as they are ceramic.
2 ! Tooth Whitening
Your smile is important. It's
one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A
whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better
about yourself and make a memorable impression
Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your
teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to
stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine
get your smile looking its best. Non-professional procedures
and clinically unproven teeth whitening tips can often lead
to unsatisfactory results, you should look for a whitening procedure
- Fast and convenient
- Long lasting
- Low sensitivity
- Proven to be safe and effective
- Performed by a Dental Professional
Using a special light
with a whitening gel, this is an in-office bleaching system.
It is often followed up with an at-home bleaching kit if needed.
The translucent bleaching
gel is applied to the teeth and a specail activating light source
is used to activate the crystals to absorb the energy from the
light and penetrate the teeth enamel to increase the lightening
effect on the teeth. The length of time in the cosmetic dentist's
chair depends on the degree of discoloration you have, but two
hours is common.
One visit is usually all it takes for a bright smile.
The sudden change of color is likely to be noticed by those
around you immediately.
How white will my teeth get?
studies, ZOOM! has been able to achieve over 8+ shades whiter
on average. Your results of course will vary as your starting
point maybe different and everyone's teeth respond a little
differently, but in virtually all cases, the results are dramatic.
Ultimately, the goal will be to achieve your optimum, natural
whiteness. During the consultation, the dentist will go over
what you personally can expect for your individual situation.
Severe discoloration can be treated and yield good results in
many instances. However, the more difficult cases can sometimes
require a more lengthy treatment than the standard one-hour
Yes. The ZOOM!
procedure will not soften enamel, weaken existing fillings or
remove a layer from the tooth.
ingredient in the ZOOM's gel is hydrogen peroxide, which has
been safely used in teeth whitening for over 100 years and is
recognized as an effective whitening ingredient by the dental
community. The percentage of hydrogen peroxide used in ZOOM's
proprietary gel is much lower than other whitening gels that
often contain 35%-50% hydrogen peroxide.
of our clients experience no pain or sensitivity after the ZOOM!
Professional Teeth Whitening treatment. A very small percentage
of customers may experience a minor dull "ache" following
the procedure. Taking some sort of analgesic (pain-killer) almost
always resolves the feeling. It is best to avoid very hot or
very cold drinks for the first 24 hours if there is any tooth
long does it last?
results depend primarily on the individual. Certain habits,
such as the use of tobacco products, drinking a lot of coffee,
tea, dark soft drinks, and infrequent visits to the dentist
for regular cleanings, etc., can work against the results. Regular
professional care and use of the ZOOM! Home Maintenance Kit
will help maintain the ZOOM! Some people may prefer to do the
ZOOM! whitening treatment more frequently.
does it work?
We will first
examine your teeth and gums for good oral health. Next as you
relax in the chair, our proprietary whitening gel is applied
to your teeth and the ZOOM! light will be positioned over your
teeth to activate the gel. As you listen to music or nap, your
teeth will lighten to their optimum, natural whiteness in about
much does it cost?
We are currenty
running a Zoom 2! Teeth Whitening Promotion!
$950.00 You will receive
- A COMPLIMENTARY
- A 1 HOUR IN CHAIR ZOOM2 TEETH WHITENING
- A ZOOM 2 TAKE HOME KIT.
this procedure for everyone?
wanting to lighten his or her teeth can benefit from using ZOOM!
- including people with severe food, coffee, tobacco or tetracycline
stains. The dental examination by the dentist will determine
if you are a good candidate for whitening at the time of your
free consultation. If the dentist uncovers a condition that
would delay whitening, you will be treated for your primary
old do you have to be?
minimum age is 16 years old. However, we are researching a product
for teens which should be available later this year.
the procedure whiten my existing crowns / veneers / bonds, etc.?
The ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening treatment has been successful
at removing stains from crowns (caps), veneers or bonded teeth.
However, a whitening treatment in general cannot change the
colour of the caps, veneers or bonds. We recommend that you
discuss your situation to determine what you can expect.
Can I have this done if I am pregnant?
are no known constraints for pregnant women, some may experience
gum sensitivity. Pregnant women may wish to defer having the
procedure until after pregnancy.
How can I maintain my new white
the following to maintain your new Smile:
• Brush your teeth twice daily or after each meal; floss daily
• Use a soft bristle toothbrush
• Visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups (recommendation:
every 6 months)