Zoom Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic treatments we are asked about at the Northern Dental Centre. We offer comprehensive tooth whitening services to our patients because we know how important your smile is to you.
Here at Northern Dental Centre we use the Zoom Teeth Whitening system. Zoom is a bleaching process widely used throughout the country and around the world to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine; or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth.
The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp – said to accelerate the bleaching process – to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.
Is it Right for Me?
That’s the question you should be asking when you visit us at our clinic. If you have existing oral health problems, or decay, it may not be the best option for you.
For example, a patient with their teeth pulled away from their gums wouldn’t be a candidate for teeth whitening because the process can cause irritation around the gums.
FAQ's for Teeth Whitening
Is teeth whitening painful?
Sometimes it can be. It depends on your oral health and the method you prefer. This is why your hygienist will examine your teeth before proceeding with the treatment.
Is tooth whitening permanent?
No, but there are several things you can do to ensure the effects are long lasting.
You can purchase Zoom home-use touch-up kit that includes custom-fitted whitening trays.
To help maintain the whitening effects of your treatment, your hygienist may advise you to avoid certain foods and beverages, or consume them in moderation to avoid staining your teeth. This includes tea, coffee, red wine, cola, etc.
Additionally, tobacco products will stain teeth, even after whitening treatments. As such, your dentist will suggest you quit using them.
Maintain an appropriate oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) regimen to prevent stains from reforming, and see your dentist and hygienist regularly for scheduled teeth cleanings.
Can your teeth be too white?
There is such a thing as too much whitening. Over-whitening can cause irritation and discomfort to both your gums and your teeth. In the long-term, it can even come to impact your oral health.
Should I opt for whitening if I’m experiencing other dental issues?
For the most part, no you shouldn’t whiten your teeth if you’re already receiving treatment for a separate oral health issue. Your hygienist will be able to advise you on whether the two treatments are compatible.
Give us a call at 780-532-1786 to discuss your whitening options!
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0Z7
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Open Select Saturdays
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