Teeth Whitening

TEETH WHITENING

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If you would like to whiten your smile a little or a lot, we can help choose the system that will work the best for you.  It is a fact that some people are better candidates than others for a successful whitening treatment.  The best results are found with those people whose teeth have been stained or darkened from age, coffee, tea or smoking.  However, dark gray tones resulting from fluorosis or tetracycline use may respond less dramatically to the whitening.  It is also important to know that whitening does not lighten artificial teeth or fillings.

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The two most popular whitening methods are:

  1. ZOOM!2 TEETH WHITENING SYSTEM
  2. Take home whitening

 

1. What is Zoom!2 tooth whitening?

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Zoom!2 is a bleaching process which lightens discoloration of enamel
and dentin of natural teeth up to 8 shades in just 1 hour.

What is the process?

First your lips and gums are covered leaving only your teeth exposed.  We then apply Zoom!2 whitening gel to your teeth.  The Zoom!2 light is turned on and the whitening process begins.  The entire process takes about 1 hour.

Is it safe?

Yes.  Extensive research and clinical studies have proven it to be safe.

How long does it last?

Depending on a person’s eating and drinking habits results may vary.  The more colorful food and drink a person consumes the shorter the whitening, like all whitening systems, will last.

Are there any side effects?

If you already experience tooth sensitivity the whitening process may generate short term increased sensitivity that will dissipate.

Who should NOT undergo the Zoom!2 procedure?

Light sensitive individuals, including those undergoing PUVA therapy or other photochemotherapy, or patients with melanoma.  As well people taking light sensitive drugs or substances should consult their physician.

2. Take home whitening

Through the use of dental impressions we can make a mould of your mouth on which we make a comfortable, clear, plastic tray.  The tray is like a very thin mouthguard   At home, you apply the bleaching gel to the tray and wear it for two 15-30 minute sessions each day for 7-14 days.  It is comfortable enough wear either at night or during the day.

Although it is difficult to predict the whitening this particular method will achieve, you can anticipate a 2-4 shade improvement.

 

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