Whitening Solutions for a Mega-Watt Smile
Feb 27, 2021
Do you feel self-conscious about your smile?
If you have stained/discoloured teeth, a whitening procedure may be just the thing to get your smile sparkling again. Lifestyle and the aging process can yellow and darken your teeth over time. Drinking coffee, tea, red wine, cola drinks and smoking are significant contributors to teeth discolouration. We’ve taken the time to compare various whitening agents to help you find the optimal whitening treatment for your smile and ensure your health always comes first.
Teeth Whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten your smile. Whitening agents work by breaking up the stains buried in the microscopic cracks of the enamel. Many over-the-counter products offer whitening solutions you can do at home; however, many of these solutions are temporary or inconsistent with their results. Here’s a breakdown of the bottom line for each treatment we reviewed:
|Toothpaste||1 month +||1-2 shades||*results fade after using the toothpaste
*superficial stains only
|Whitening Strips||7-30 days||3-4 shades||*inconsistent tooth whitening
*no immediate results
|At Home Trays||7-14 days||6 shades||*self applied
*no immediate results
|In-Office||45-60 minutes||8 shades||*immediate results
*safe and comfortable
*performed by a dental professional
If you’re looking for a treatment that offers immediate results – ZOOM! teeth whitening is our tried and true method of achieving a mega-watt smile. This particular treatment uses LED technology to get the dazzling smile you deserve.
How Does it Work?
ZOOM! Teeth Whitening uses a whitening gel that, with proper aftercare, can last for months and even years, depending on your eating/smoking habits.
During treatment, your dentist will place a gum guard into your mouth so that your gums and lips are protected from the whitening gel.
The whitening gel is then applied to your teeth and then exposed to an LED light for fifteen minutes. This step is then repeated another two or three times depending on your desired results and comfort level.
The LED light activates the gel, which whitens your teeth quickly and painlessly (for most).
How to Prepare
Approximately one month before your whitening appointment, schedule a professional cleaning to remove any tartar or plaque buildup from your teeth. This will help facilitate better whitening results.
If you have sensitive teeth, consider taking painkillers before your whitening appointment. While most people don’t find whitening painful, those who are
sensitive may feel some pain in their teeth during the procedure. If this is the case, you may want to take a painkiller before your appointment to minimize potential pain.
Results You Can See
In clinical studies, over 50% of patients reached a shade of B1 in only 45 minutes, which is the whitest shade on the natural tooth colour guide.
The entire procedure takes one hour, and we’ll also include custom whitening trays and a gel for you to use at home to help maintain your beautiful new smile. It’s important to note that ZOOM! will not whiten crowns, veneers, and bonding, so make sure to discuss your desired results with your dentist beforehand.
Ready for mega-watt results?
Book your appointment with our staff, and let’s get that smile sparkling again.