ZOOM! PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING
Teeth Whitening at Kerwin Dental
Everyone would love to have a perfect smile; with a perfectly white and bright set of teeth. This is not always easy (or affordable) to achieve due to the lifestyles we lead and what we consume.
Smoking, consuming excessive amounts of tea, coffee, red wine, berries, candies, sweets, etc. are culprits in staining and discolouring teeth. Teeth whitening however, can provide a simple and effective solution to removing unsightly stains or discolouration from your teeth without causing damage.
Your dentist may also recommend teeth whitening if you are getting other cosmetic dental restorations fitted, such as veneers or crowns. Teeth whitening will help provide a better match with the restorations for a more seamless look. You may also require teeth whitening after having braces removed since braces can sometimes stain the teeth during the treatment period.
There are a variety of professional and at-home teeth whitening treatments available, each one designed to help brighten and whiten your teeth. One of the most popular treatments offered at Kerwin Dental is the ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening.
What is the In-Chair ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening?
ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening is a simple, safe, and effective bleaching process used to lighten stains and discolouration found on the enamel and dentin of your teeth. It makes use of special gel and a technologically advanced LED light to help give you a brighter and whiter smile.
Your dentist will first need to check if you will benefit from teeth whitening by performing a comprehensive examination of your teeth (and even gums) to ensure it’s all in good health. Your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits will also play in role in determining your candidacy for the treatment. If you already have restorations such as veneers or crowns, teeth whitening may not be recommended since these restorations do not respond to the whitening treatments.
On average, the ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening procedure takes about an hour to complete. However, you will need to undergo a complete and thorough cleaning before beginning the treatment. Your lips and gums will be covered prior to the treatment exposing only your teeth.
The ZOOM! Hydrogen Peroxide whitening gel is then applied to your teeth. The gel works in conjunction with the ZOOM! LED light to enter the teeth and break up stains and discolouration. The gel is left on your teeth for 15 minutes while the light is activated. During this time you can sit back and relax with music or a magazine.
There are 3 15-minute sessions of light activation (45 minutes in total) and once completed, a fluoride paste/gel is applied to your teeth to help reduce any sensitivity.
Following the treatment, your dentist will give you a ZOOM! kit for use at home to help touch up the treatment and maintain your sparkling white teeth for a longer period.
ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening at Home
These kits can either be given to you for touch-ups following an in-chair treatment or can be used by you as standalone product. Similar to the professional in-chair treatment, you will require a dental consultation to determine which of the ZOOM! at-home kits will work best for you. Your dentist will also provide you with information on its proper use so you can effectively whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.
The wide range of treatment options will make it easier to find one especially for you. During your consultation, your dentist will enquire about what you want from your treatment. Whether you want fast results or something gentler for your sensitive teeth, you will be able to find a treatment to suit your needs.
Some treatments require a mouth tray which will need to be made by your dentist – it will be customised for your teeth so that it lines your teeth and gum line perfectly which will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the treatment.
The ZOOM! at-home kits are available in 2 styles; one for the day and one for the night, each one coming in a range of different gel types to suit your lifestyle and both of which provide results in as little as 2 weeks:
- DayWhite: If you would like to wear the trays for as little time as possible, this option allows you to use it for 30 – 90 minutes a day, twice a day.
- NiteWhite: This treatment is perfect for those people who would prefer to use the trays at night. You simply pop in your tray before bed and then remove it in the morning.
The Benefits of ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening
ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening has fast become a popular option for patients thanks to its many benefits:
- Quick: The professional treatment takes around an hour to complete making it a quick a hassle-free way to whiten your teeth. The at-home treatment options are also popular due the short amounts of time you need to use the trays.
- Quality results: Both the professional and at-home ZOOM! treatments offer stronger, longer-lasting results with one treatment sometimes making teeth up to 7 shades lighter!
- Relaxing: Visiting the dentist can cause anxiety for some people (even just going in for a whitening), but with ZOOM!, you can relax and listen to music, watch TV, or read a magazine during the periods of peroxide application.
- Less sensitivity: The fluoride paste/gel applied immediately after the treatment helps curb sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks which normally occurs after a teeth whitening treatment.
ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening treatments are a great and safe way to remove stains and discolouration and whiten your teeth. The in-chair treatment performed by your dentist is a quick and painless process (even allowing you to relax during the procedure) and can be a convenient option.
The at-home kits are also safe and effective but you run the risk of forgetting to use the trays which could hamper the treatment. Either way, ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening has proved to be a popular and effective way to whiten and brighten smiles!
Kerwin Dental | Cairns
If you’d like to get a whiter and happier smile or if you’d like to learn more about the ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening treatment, then book an appointment at Kerwin Dental in Cairns by calling (07) 4031 2134 or completing the query form on our Contact Us page.