ZOOM! Teeth whitening is a professional in chair treatment which can help to whiten teeth by up to eight shades in just one hour.
There are many causes to tooth discolouration. Some of the more common causes include:
- Consumption of highly coloured foods and drinks (e.g. berries, coffee, tea, red wine)
- Certain medications
Getting your teeth whiter at Aperture Dental Practice is now possible with our Philips ZOOM! WhiteSpeed. You can now get your teeth up to eight shades whiter in just one hour!
How does the Philips ZOOM! WhiteSpeed system work?
The Philips ZOOM! WhiteSpeed lamp is an in-office system, which comprises of a lamp with variable intensity settings. This allows treatment to be customised for each patient.
The system also includes special desensitisers which help to minimise sensitivity and protect your enamel during the treatment.
This treatment will be supervised by your dentist, and is only available at a dentist’s office to ensure maximum safety.
Have a look at this before and after picture of a recent client. See the dramatic results that ZOOM! can deliver.
The procedure for ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
Before: The Assessment
First, your dentist needs to perform an assessment of your teeth and gums to ensure that ZOOM! Teeth Whitening is a suitable and safe treatment for you.
During the assessment, your dentist will check for
- existing restorations
- dental decay
- presence of plaque and calculus
- any prosthetic work (e.g. crowns, bridges, dentures, implants)
- assess your existing tooth shade, to give you an idea of how white your teeth can potentially go!
If there are any issues that require attention or treatment before your teeth whitening treatment, your dentist will discuss it with you. This is to ensure the best possible results and comfort during your teeth whitening procedure.
During: Whitening Day
Your comfort, safety and a great result from your teeth whitening treatment is our utmost priority on this day.
During the procedure, your teeth will be isolated with a lip retractor, gauze and a liquid dam that goes over the gums. This is done to protect your gums, tongue and cheeks from contact with the whitening gel.
You may watch a movie of your choice during your teeth whitening procedure. This takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
After: Ongoing Maintenance
After having your teeth whitened, it is important not to consume food or drinks that are dark in colour (eg coffee, tea, curries, chocolates, wine, etc) for the next 48 hours.
Want to maintain your bright white smile at home? Let us know, and there is the additional option of a top-up kit and custom-made trays.
How long will my ZOOM! Whitening results last?
ZOOM! Whitening will help to reduce existing stains. However, through your regular daily activities such as consumption of coloured foods and drinks, and through normal ageing, your teeth may eventually become discoloured again. Maintaining your white smile is possible with a ZOOM! take-home maintenance kit.
What are the pros and cons of ZOOM! Teeth whitening?
- Generally very good result
- Relatively quick – only an hour
- More concentrated whitening agent is used
- Risk of teeth sensitivity
- Risk of chemical burn to the gums
- Existing fillings/ veneers/ crowns will not whiten
ZOOM! Whitening Sunnybank Hills
Are you ready for a whiter smile? If you would like to professionally whiten your teeth, please contact us at Aperture Dental Practice today.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can get whiter teeth with the use of our new Philips ZOOM! WhiteSpeed system. In fact, it’s possible to get your teeth up to eight shades whiter with just one hour-long treatment. The treatment is an in-office procedure, and comes in different types and strengths, so you can choose the one that best suits your sensitivity, lifestyle and expectations.
Over-the-counter whitening products are not customised to your needs. With Philips Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by your dentist, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in the dentist’s office.