Zoom whitening

Tooth whitening is now commonplace and a readily accepted cosmetic technique with fantastic, achievable and retainable results.

We offer a range of different in practice and at home tooth whitening techniques, including the 1.5 hour Zoom power bleaching and would be glad to discuss your requirements in order to recommend the most appropriate technique for you.

What does the Zoom Power Whitening procedure involve?

The dentist applies a chemical barrier to the gums, which will protect them during the whitening process. The whitening solution is then applied to the teeth and the chemical is then activated using heat, or heat and light combined. Once the whitening process is finished the barrier will be easily removed in one piece. If the tooth has been root treated, the canal, which previously contained the nerve, may be reopened and the whitening product is put in.

How long does the procedure take?

The process would normally take over an hour but your dentist will advise you on your specific requirements.

When might whitening not work?

Whitening can only lighten your existing tooth colour. For a change to specific chosen shade veneering is another option. Whitening also only works on natural teeth. It will not work on any type of 'false’ teeth. This includes dentures, crowns and veneers.

How do I care for my teeth after whitening?

Talk to your dentist about maintaining the colour of your teeth, and the products that are available for keeping the effect. Each individual’s lifestyle needs to be assessed but good oral hygiene and regular visits to the hygienist will help to maintain the effect for longer. Some people find that their teeth are sensitive for the first few days after treatment, but this wears off after a short while. Your dentist will advise you of the products you can use to counteract this.

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