Whitening options are used for teeth that have been stained by coffee, tea, tobacco or age. Your dentist will decide which whitening procedure will work best for your teeth. Whiteners cannot correct all types of discolouration (such as tetracycline staining). Whitening will lighten teeth in varying degrees for approximately 95% of the population. Restorations and veneers will not be affected by this procedure and will remain the same colour. Whitening will last for approximately one year though touch ups may be required.
Zoom!® In House Whitening:
1. The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover your gums, lips and the skin around your lips, leaving only your teeth exposed to the laser light.
2. Our Dental Assistant will apply the Zoom!® whitening gel which is specifically formulated to work with the Zoom!® Teeth Whitening laser light. The gel and the light work together to gently penetrate the top surface layers of your teeth to remove stains and discoloration.
3. The gel will be applied for three or four fifteen minute sessions for a total time of 45 – 60 minutes, removing and cleaning your teeth after each 15 minute cycle. This extra step allows our dentist to closely monitor your color.
4. Once the three or four sessions have been completed, your teeth have been whitened and you will go home with a brighter, whiter smile!
At Home Whitening: Impressions are made of your upper and lower teeth at our office. Whitening trays are then fabricated by our lab. Professional strength whitening comes in 2 forms: day time or night time - we can help you decide what will suite you best. You dispense the whitening in the trays daily for 1-2 weeks depending on the results you want to achieve.