In-Office Teeth Whitening for a Brighter Smile

Oct 1 • 2 minute read

Do you want a whiter and brighter smile? Do you have dull or yellowing teeth?

There are many products available to whiten your teeth. Whitening products such as whitening toothpaste, mouthwash and strips can be found at stores local to you. Your local dentist at Gardens Dental can offer a stronger, more long-lasting teeth whitening solution. Zoom In-Office WhiteSpeed treatment, manufactured by Philips, is an excellent option for patients who want the best results in a short amount of time.

How Zoom teeth whitening works

Zoom In-Office WhiteSpeed treatment is a cosmetic in-office procedure done at your local Aldershot dental office. It is recommended that your teeth are clean before doing the treatment so your local Aldershot dentist may suggest a teeth cleaning appointment a couple weeks prior to your in-office whitening treatment. When you arrive for your Zoom teeth whitening procedure our staff will ensure your comfort by gentle reclining you to a comfortable angle. A protective gel is placed over your gums to protect them from irritation. The whitening gel, containing peroxide, is carefully applied to the tooth surface. A LED light is then used to activate the gel. After 15 minutes the gel is removed and the process is repeated up to three additional times. This treatment is very effective at teeth whitening and can whiten your teeth several shades. After the procedure you will be provided with instructions on how to maintain your newly brightened smile!

How long does in-office teeth whitening last?

Zoom In-Office WhiteSpeed treatment can last over a year with proper home-care. After you complete whitening treatment your teeth remain porous. To avoid re-staining the teeth please avoid staining foods/drinks for one week after your whitening procedure. Things to avoid include: coffee, red wine, dark berries, dark colas or teas. Avoid any tobacco products as they can significantly stain teeth, especially after whitening procedures. The most important thing you can do to maintain your bright-white smile is to practice a good oral health regime at home. Brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste will help remove surface stains when they appear, You can also try using a whitening toothpaste and/or mouthwash as they will provide additional bleaching agents and are specifically formulated to help remove surface stains.

Will the procedure hurt?

In-office teeth whitening should never hurt, but sensitivity may occur when using whitening agents. If sensitivity occurs after your whitening use sensitivity toothpaste (such as Sensodyne Rapid Relief) and/or sensitivity mouthwash twice daily. You may even apply a little bit of the toothpaste on the sensitive area and leave it there for a few minutes. Be sure not to swallow any excess toothpaste. If the sensitivity is not managed using sensitivity toothpaste/mouthwash, you may take over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen.

Am I a good candidate for Zoom In-Office WhiteSpeed treatment?

Anyone with good oral hygiene, in good general health and over the age of 18 (eighteen) may be a good candidate for cosmetic teeth whitening. The dentist will make sure your teeth and gums are in good condition prior to your appointment.  Your local dentist will discuss how the whitening procedure may affect any artificial and restored teeth. A whiter and brighter smile is just a call away at your local, Aldershot dentist Gardens Dental.

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