Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them a lighter colour. Teeth whitening can lighten the existing colour of your teeth by several shades. Standard teeth whitening involves several visits to the dentist plus sessions at home wearing a mouthguard containing bleaching gel. The whole process takes a couple of months. However, with the advanced technology available at Dentissimo, a newer procedure is done called Zoom! WhiteSpeed which takes only an hour.
Frequently Asked Question
Q: What is Zoom teeth Whitening?
A: Zoom! Is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel dentin.
Q: What causes tooth discoloration?
A: There are many causes.The most common include ageing consumption of staining substances such as coffee,tea,colas,tobacco,red wine ,etc. During tooth formation,consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Q: Is whitening safe?
A: Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is a safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Q: How long do the result last?
A: By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will be lighter than the you were before. To keep your teeth looking their best ,we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and occasional touch ups with Zoom!Daywhite or Nitewhite gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dentist.
Q: How does the Zoom! In office system work?
A: The Zoom! Light activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, Oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! Light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of the Zoom! Lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! Gel by 26% or more giving an average improvement of eight shades.
Q: What does a patient experience during the Zoom! In-office procedure?
A: During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.
Q: How is exposure to the Zoom! Light controlled?
A: The Zoom! Procedure requires that all soft issue in and around the mouth be protected. The dental professional is required to monitor the procedure to insure any exposed skin or tissue is isolated and protected. Protective eyewear is required during the procedure.
Light sensitive individuals, including those undergoing PUVA therapy (Psoralen + U V radiation) or other photochemotheraphy. Or patients with melanoma should not undergo the Zoom! In-office procedure.Also, patients taking any light sensitive drugs or substances, whether over the counter, prescriptions or homoeopathic prior to the Zoom procedure. Anyone who is not eligible for the Zoom! Chairside Whitening for these reasons may be an excellent candidate for Zoom! Take home.
Q: How long Zoom! Chairside whitening takes?
A: The complete procedure takes less than an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by 45mins of bleaching. (A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom! whitening session.)
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The Zoom! A light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate.
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