What Is Teeth Whitening?
Would you like to smile proudly when you first meet someone, since this is their very first impression of you ? There is no longer any reason to feel embarrassed by your smile since there are now many options available to whiten and brighten your teeth. Teeth whitening products can brighten teeth that are stained or discoloured from food, red wine, tea, coffee, and natural aging. It is a great way to rejuvenate your smile.
At our office, we offer Philips ZOOM® Whitening for patients looking for a whiter smile. We have had excellent results with this system and our patients have been very happy.
ZOOM® Whitening Treatment
This in-office treatment takes approximately 2 hours in our office. ZOOM® Whitening offers a safe and effective way to brighten your teeth. You will leave us with a brighter, whiter smile up to 8 shades brighter. The best part is that when you leave, you are completely finished and can enjoy your new, beautiful smile immediately. We will take a photo of you before and after the procedure to show you the difference in the colour.
You will also leave with instructions to follow to maintain your brighter smile.
All whitening procedures may cause some degree of sensitivity, which is why we always start your whitening procedure with a desensitizing pre-treatment to ensure your comfort. A gentle, hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel is then applied to your teeth. After this step, your teeth will be exposed to a specific high-intensity light.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Benefits
A benefit of this treatment is that not only does it offer greater whitening power, but also less tooth sensitivity.
Some other benefits of having your teeth whitened in-office include:
- •Professional supervision
- •Faster results
- •Longer-lasting results
What To Expect After Teeth Whitening
When you leave our office, you will have everything you need to do a touch up whenever you feel you want to refresh your rejuvenated smile.
You will depart with custom-made whitening trays that protect your gum tissue, a syringe of whitening gel, a photo of your smile before and after, and written instructions.
We recommend doing your touch up after you have seen your hygienist for your regular teeth cleaning. This will give you the best result possible by eliminating accumulated surface stains.
A common side effect that you may encounter is increased tooth sensitivity to cold. This will only last about 1 to 3 days following the treatment.
Teeth Whitening Before & After
For more examples of what Teeth Whitening can do for you, be sure to visit our photo gallery!
Teeth Whitening For Life
teeth bleaching results
Teeth whitening procedures are very effective but they are not permanent. The whitening may fade over time based on your eating and drinking habits. We advise you to avoid food and drinks that may stain or darken your teeth, such as red wine, tea or coffee etc.. You can always decide to do a refreshing of the whitening treatment by wearing your custom whitening trays along with the whitening gel for 2-3 days depending on your desired result. Each patient reacts differently and may have a different idea of what “white” means to them.