There are many daily factors that contribute to the discolouration of our teeth; black tea, coffee and red wine to name a few. We have the technology available to almost erase the ageing look that yellowing teeth can give, in a fast and usually pain free way. Clinical studies show that the Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment results in an average improvement of 8+ shades whiter to refresh and renew your smile.
Before your Zoom Whitespeed appointment, a consultation allows you to have the answers to all your questions, and to ensure you are a suitable candidate for whitening. If you are interested in moving forward with the treatment, one of our dentists will examine your teeth and gums to ensure that they are healthy and ready for whitening at that time. During your Zoom Whitespeed appointment the Zoom gel and blue light treatment work to whiten the teeth to their optimal brightness, while you relax and watch a movie.
Clinical studies indicate that Zoom Whitespeed has been able to achieve, on average, 8+ shades whiter. The results will vary as everyone's teeth respond a little differently, but in virtually all cases, the results are dramatic. Ultimately, the goal will be to achieve your optimum, natural whiteness. During your first consultation for teeth whitening, your dentist and dental hygienist will go over what you can expect for your teeth.
Some enhanced results may also be achieved when teeth whitening materials are additionally used at home over a week, or so. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth, the brand of material that is used, the duration of time that the system is used and the way that the material or system is administered by your dental professional.
The long term results depend primarily on the individual. After having Zoom Whitespeed, the fresh, whiter appearance can last for years. Certain habits, such as smoking, drinking a lot of coffee, tea, soft drinks, and infrequent visits to the dentist for regular cleaning can work against the longevity of the result . Some people like to revisit the Zoom Whitening treatment at around the 2 to 3 year mark.
We provide a safe and effective way to dramatically whiten teeth with professional Zoom in office tooth whitening treatment.
Take-home Tooth Whitening Kits are another way of whitening your teeth. It can take around 10 - 14 days on average to achieve the desired result. The take-home kits are great to use in conjunction with the Zoom Whitespeed as a way to maintain your whiter smile for longer. Many of our patients like to do a refresh by wearing their whitening trays for around 2-3 days every six months or so, to keep it looking its absolute best. On their own, without a Zoom Whitening treatment, whitening trays and the kit are $150.
The majority of our patients experience no pain or sensitivity after the Zoom Whitespeed Teeth Whitening treatment. A very small percentage of patients may experience a minor and temporary dull "ache" following the procedure. Taking an over-the-counter analgesic, like Nurofen almost always resolves the feeling and we normally advise this before the appointment if your teeth are sensitive as well, to ensure you are comfortable. In moderate cases, our dental professionals can discuss options to assist in resolving sensitivity. It is best to avoid very hot or very cold drinks for the first 24 hours if there is any tooth sensitivity.
Your gums and mouth are protected with isolation materials, a starting shade is noted and a "before" picture is taken.
The Zoom Whitespeed tooth whitening gel is professionally applied and activated by the light source and a computer code.
- After four 15-minute applications over a one to one and a half hour period, your tooth whitening is completed and your "after" picture is taken
The Zoom Whitespeed procedure will not soften enamel or existing fillings. If any potential problems are detected, a recommendation is made to correct the problems before proceeding with Zoom. There is no whitening system available that will whiten fillings, veneers or crowns, as all whitening procedures work only on the natural tooth structure.
At home tray systems for whitening teeth with hydrogen peroxide gel under the supervision of a dentist has been shown to be safe for teeth and gums. Some patients have experienced increased tooth sensitivity and some temporary discomfort of their gums. These symptoms tend to disappear within 1-3 days after stopping the process. Usually after the sensitivity disappears the tooth whitening process can be started again and usually the sensitivity does not return. Over the counter quick bleaching kits may cause problems that you may be unaware of, such as irritation of the gums and surrounding soft tissues.
Overzealous use of over-the-counter home bleaching can wear away tooth enamel, especially due to the fact that these solutions have a very high acid content. When choosing to carry out these types of procedures they are best controlled by your dentist, who is trained in keeping teeth healthy and where your progress can be monitored carefully. Only a dental professional can safely make your teeth their whitest.
Zoom Whitespeed Whitening is $790. This includes an assessment with our Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist. Before and after photos are taken, and the process involves 4 x 15 minute cycles. The appointment time required is 2 hours overall. Take home whitening trays are made during the appointment to touch up at any time that you wish in the future. There is an option for Zoom without trays for $690.