If you are not happy with the colour of your teeth, we have a solution!
At GP Dental Partners, we offer both in chair and home ZOOM! whitening solutions. Clinically proven to whiten teeth by up to eight shades in one office visit, Zoom! removes all signs of staining to give you a beautiful white smile in just one hour.
After applying a bleaching gel to the tooth surface, we activate bright light technology to remove the tell-tale signs of coffee, tea, red wine and smoking. You will also receive the Zoom! Home Maintenance Kit to ensure your teeth stay whiter for longer
What is Zoom! tooth whitening?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. You may have seen the Zoom! process used on Extreme Makeover.
How long does Zoom! chairside whitening take?
The complete procedure takes approximately an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by about 45 minutes of bleaching.
A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom! whitening session.
How does the Zoom! in-office system work?
The Zoom! light activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching coloured substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. Studies have shown that use of the Zoom! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of up to eight shades.
What will I experience during the Zoom! in-office procedure?
During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure. If the teeth become sensitive during treatment, we can reduce the intensity of the light and apply a desensitising agent to the teeth.
How long do the results last?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend brushing and flossing twice daily, and occasional (12-24 months) touch-ups with Zoom! at home bleaching gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth at their brightest. They are available only through your dental professional.
Are there any side effects?
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The Zoom! light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate. We can also supply you with individually moulded thin plastic trays and anti-sensitivity toothpaste or Tooth Mousse for use prior to treatment.
What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Do many people whiten their teeth?
Many people bleach their teeth, even more than you might imagine! A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. The Zoom! whitening system makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure with a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Is whitening safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist, or home product provided by 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.