Teeth whitening if done by a dental professional is regarded as a relatively safe and effective method of improving the aesthetics of an otherwise healthy smile. Our Clinicians have carried out hundreds of tooth whitenings and have the expertise to deliver consistent results for our patients.
Who is a candidate for Teeth whitening?
The most common causes of tooth discoloration are caffeine, cigarettes, and aging. So one of the best things you can do for your smile is to brighten it up!
Teeth whitening involves a variety of options, such as in-house laser whitening, and at-home bleaching products. Aesthetic Polyclinic’s dentists look forward to discussing your options for teeth whitening. During the initial consultation, our dentists will address your concerns and discuss the probability of the success of the whitening of your teeth depending on the original colour of your teeth. They will explain what is the expected improvement in shade colour as well as the proper necessary care to maintain the new colour of your teeth. Teeth whitening is not a permanent fix, but with great improvements to your smile, the long-lasting effects prove to be beneficial and a positive experience.
The Aesthetic Solution - Zoom Laser teeth whitening
Zoom Teeth Whitening is a patented bleaching system that lightens the discolouration of enamel and dentin. You may have seen Zoom! Whitening being used in shows like Extreme Makeover and America’s next top model. Thanks to the Zoom 2 advanced power teeth whitening system we can help you achieve the best results in just an hour session.
The Zoom Teeth Whitening procedure is safe, effective and only performed by our highly qualified dentists. The easy and non-invasive system will lighten your teeth returning them to their beautiful, natural white.
Zoom Teeth Whitening in 4 easy steps
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. The dentist 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 discolouration.
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 colour.
4. Once the three – four sessions have been completed, your teeth will be cleaned and you will go home with a brighter, whiter smile, in just one visit to Aesthetic Polyclinic’s dental Whitening practice.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long do the results last?
The answer is one year, on average. By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter then they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and using the home bleaching kit as advised by your dentist.
Are there any side effects?
In some cases, a small number of patients with sensitive teeth can experience some discomfort during the treatment. The Zoom laser light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensation are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate. You can also ask your dentist to supply you with anti-sensitivity toothpaste for use prior to treatment.
Am I suitable for the procedure?
The most common answer is yes, however we always like to perform an initial exam prior to the treatment to make sure that the surface of your teeth is suitable for the treatment.
Is it safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is 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 under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.