Zoom Teeth Whitening FAQs

07/10/2017, by Minoo - 0 Comment

Do you want a dazzling smile? Here at Gorgeous Smiles we make it happen with Teeth whitening!

A Gorgeous smile is always needed for your personal or professional life but sometimes it seems far when there are some stains on your teeth. You might feel like your teeth are too dark, too patchy with colours or you might not feel 100% confident to smile. To get rid of all of the stains and dark colour off your teeth, Teeth Whitening is one of the options.

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic  procedure which results in the removal of all extrinsic stains leaving teeth lighter and brighter. There are variety of products which are made to remove these stains such as Carbamide or hydrogen peroxide.

There are many patients who complain about yellow and dark stains on their teeth and want to know the reason why. Many factors result in discolouration of your teeth from the outside such as:

  • Smoking
  • Red wine
  • Certain antibiotics
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Soft drinks

Thus, people who used to have one of these habits or regularly consuming them have darker teeth. It is hard to avoid all food and drinks that can stain your teeth in life. Here at Gorgeous Smiles we offer a fantastic experience with your teeth whitening.

Are you a good candidate to have Zoom teeth whitening?

  • Don't expect too much from teeth whitening, be realistic about the results. Teeth whitening will remove the extra stains and colours off the surface of your teeth and brings out your real teeth underneath. No Whitening gel can change the nature of your teeth or make it whiter than a certain limit.
  • Have enough information about the procedure, ask a dentist at Gorgeous Smiles. We are more than happy to explain the procedure to you.
  • The stains and discolouration must be extrinsic from food, drinks and smoking.Intrinsic colours like effect of antibiotics in childhood will not whiten.
  • Have a consultation first to make sure you are a good candidate for Teeth Whitening

Zoom Teeth Whitening Options:

1.Teeth whitening toothpaste & strips:

These products are over the counter options in supermarkets or chemists. They are easy to use to whiten your teeth but not as effective as other options.

2.Tray based teeth whitening:

Also called home teeth whitening.

Home teeth whitening includes.

  • Taking measurements of your teeth by a dentist to make the trays. The bleaching trays are custom made so they cover all surfaces of your teeth for optimum whitening.
  • Using the gel in tray every day for certain amount of time – as indicated by your dentist.
  • Putting it on for a specific period up to 45 minutes depending on your teeth conditions.

This procedure takes about two weeks. There are some benefits of home teeth whitening such as having the control of the process by yourself at home. On the other hand the material will touch your gum which is not good in a long term. Home teeth whitening can also cause acid erosion of your teeth if used excessively.

3.In chair teeth whitening such as Philips 4 Zoom teeth whitening:

This is the best option if you want to have longer result from teeth whitening and you want the results quick. The procedure uses a similar gel as in home teeth whitening kit but with higher concentration (about 25-38% hydrogen peroxide) . In chair Teeth Whitening takes about two hours so it is a faster, easier and more effective .

Office whitening uses a gel that is going to be applied on your teeth by your dentist and as it is a stronger acid you shall not use it at home at all. The dentist is going to put a protecting mask on your gums to avoid sensitivity. Third step is using LED light which will shine over your teeth for about 60 minutes to help activate the Gel. Quick results are the main reason that many patients choose in chair teeth whitening . After the treatment you have to avoid smoking , drinking red wine, coffee and tea for about 48 hours.

How often?

Some patients prefer to have the teeth whitening done twice a year as they desire whiter teeth, some would have it done only once. The teeth whitening results last for 1-3 years depending on your dental structure, lifestyle and diet.

This treatment is able to be done in one appointment. If you have not had a Teeth scaling and cleaning done recently it is a good idea to have it done before teeth whitening. Removing plaque and tartar can definitely improve the results of whitening treatment.

Risks of Teeth Whitening

Same as any treatment there are some risks associated with teeth whitening. Risks can be minimised with following your dental professional's instructions. Importantly, Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical which is used for your teeth to get whiter. It can have negative effects on your gums and teeth. Thus, for better safety it is good that the products only be used by dental professionals supervision. Specially if they have more than 6% of Hydrogen peroxide in them.

Although, there is nothing to be worried about. Most of the people have sensitive teeth during the treatment or for a day after but this is one of the common side effects of teeth whitening and will pass quickly.

Read more about our Teeth whitening in Melbourne at Gorgeous Smiles.


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