Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine, or smoking. If tooth whitening is taking place at home with a teeth bleaching kit, then the desired results of teeth bleaching may take longer to reach. Zoom whitening is a safe bleaching process that lightens discolouration of the tooth enamel. Tailored to your specific needs, the complete procedure takes just over an hour to brighten a person's teeth up to nine shades lighter. Alouette Dental Centre offers quality tooth whitening for patients in Maple Ridge and beyond.
The Whitening Process
The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by as little as 45 minutes of treatment. The active ingredient in the light activated whitening gel is hydrogen peroxide. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin which bleaches the coloured substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged. There is absolutely no damage done to your teeth. The Zoom light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth, bringing back a natural white smile. You should start seeing a visibly whiter smile within one day. Learn more about this treatment here.
Phillips Zoom Tooth Whitening
Your teeth will become sensitive for a few days after whitening, but the annoyance will subside. Brushing with the sensitive toothpaste will help alleviate the discomfort. For maximum whitening results, use the take home bleach for the following two to three days. Avoid staining foods like coffee, tea and red wine to prolong the whitening effect. When you feel the colour has regressed (usually after 9-12 months), you can pick up more bleaching gel from us and do some touch-up home bleaching to bring back the whiteness.