TEETH WHITENING

Everyone wants a clean white smile, it’s the perfect way to look and feel fresh and healthy. Teeth whitening is the perfect, non-invasive way to lift the colour of your teeth without the need for permanent treatments such as veneers.

Why do our teeth discolour?

Teeth naturally yellow over time as we age, however, there are a few variables that speed up the process. Regular exposure to beverages such as coffee, tea and alcohol can stain teeth, that’s why frequent check-ups and cleanings are so useful for keeping your teeth looking white and fresh. Although cleanings remove surface stains, if you want brighter results, teeth whitening treatment is a fantastic solution.

Personalize your treatment

With a variety of Philips Zoom take-home formulas, your dental professional can create a whitening plan just for you.

Whether you prefer to wear your trays overnight, want visible results in a short amount of time or have particularly sensitive teeth, Philips Zoom take-home will have you looking your best within two weeks. Our DayWhite and NiteWhite solutions are specially formulated to deliver brilliant results with less sensitivity. 

Brighten your confidence with the No.1 patient-requested professional whitening brand, Philips Zoom. 

What options are available for a brighter, whiter smile? 

Home Whitening 

Home teeth whitening involves a short trip to our office, where an impression of your teeth is taken. Our team at Mountain Oak Dental will then prepare a take-home whitening kit which contains your custom whitening trays and dentist grade whitening gel. With instruction from your dentist, regular use should result in a noticeable difference in just a few days! Your full result will be achieved in around three to four weeks. You can repeat the whitening process every 6-12 months to keep your teeth bright and white. Professional whitening gel refills can be purchased from our office.

Philips Zoom take-home whitening Q&A

What is Philips Zoom take-home professional whitening?

Philips Zoom take-home whitening products are professional-strength teeth whitening treatments you can use at home. Our unique DayWhite and NiteWhite formulations are the only professional whitening treatments that deliver enamel protection, reduce sensitivity and improve teeth luster. Our extensive whitening portfolio offers the flexibility of a fully customized treatment that your dental professional will recommend to meet your lifestyle and whitening needs.

How does it work?

Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite are whitening gels that you wear in custom-fitted trays provided by your dental professional. The trays allow you to safely whiten your teeth by ensuring the whitening gel only has contact with your teeth and doesn’t touch your gums.

How long will it take?

Teeth can be noticeably whiter with Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite take-home in one to two weeks, depending on your individual circumstances and the customized solution your dental professional recommends.

How are Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite different from other whitening treatments?

Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite are the only take-home whitening products formulated with special ingredients to produce brilliant results, while helping to maintain a healthy smile by reducing sensitivity, delivering superior enamel protection and helping to improve the luster of the teeth.

What causes teeth to become discolored?

There are several factors that can cause teeth to become discolored. Some of these factors include the use of tobacco products, dark foods and beverages like coffee or red wine, and medications such as tetracycline. Even age and genetics play a role in the color of our teeth. Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite are effective at treating all types of tooth discoloration and can be customized to fit your needs.

How does teeth whitening work?

The peroxide ingredient in the whitening gel safely releases oxygen molecules that penetrate the tooth to break down discolored molecules. As the oxygen molecules spread throughout the tooth, they whiten the entire tooth to produce a uniform whitening effect.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes. Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums. In fact, our unique Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite formulas help deliver superior enamel protection throughout the whitening process.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effect for any whitening experience is temporary tooth and/or gum sensitivity. Your dentist is your best resource to make sure you’re a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right formula. Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite formulas are specially formulated to help reduce sensitivity and provide additional comfort during the whitening process.

Will whitening damage or weaken my teeth?

No. Whitening will not damage or weaken your teeth. Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite take-home whitening includes fluoride, amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), and potassium nitrate. Fluoride and ACP have been shown to help strengthen and protect enamel, while potassium nitrate helps to reduce tooth sensitivity. Together they help maintain the heath of the teeth.

How long will my results last?

Whitening treatments help to remove existing stains and typically last several years, but through consumption of coffee, smoking or just through natural aging, your teeth can eventually become discolored again. Maintenance whitening is an easy way to help combat recurring discoloration and bring back your brighter, whiter, healthier-looking smile.

The In-Practice Treatment 

In-Practice whitening treatment is an express session that will commonly last around 45 minutes. A whitening gel is applied to your teeth and it is activated by a clinical-grade LED light.

Over the counter whitening products are quite popular, however, they may only remove some lighter staining on a temporary basis. These products only work on the tooth’s surface, making them much less effective than professional whitening methods.

Book a consultation to speak with one of our dentists about the best whitening option for you. This will also ensure that sensitivity or undesirable outcomes are avoided!

To brighten & whiten your smile, call us to book a consultation today.

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