If you’re longing for a bright, white smile – listen up!
Our teeth tend to naturally stain or yellow over time – especially with the regular consumption of stain-causing foods and beverages. While a gradually yellowing smile might be hard to avoid completely (particularly for those of us who enjoy a daily cup of Jo or dark tea), fortunately, a teeth whitening treatment can successfully bring a smile back to radiance and beauty!
Bite Dental uses a technology called Philips Zoom! Whitening treatment at their Toronto dental clinic. The system is safe (and best of all, extremely effective). Zoom! Whitening can actually whiten a patient’s teeth by as much as eight shades, within a total treatment time of 45 minutes to an hour. Now that’s something to smile about!
How Does It Work?
The dentist will apply a special 25% hydrogen peroxide gel to the patient’s teeth in three quick 15-minute sessions. This gel is magically activated once it comes into contact with the Zoom! light – breaking up discolouration and stains, all without harming the tooth in its natural state. The patient can listen to music, watch a show or simply sit back and relax while the gel works to brighten their smile. A special fluoride solution is applied to the teeth after the treatment to reduce any sensitivity.
While it’s very normal to experience some sensitivity following treatment, an over-the-counter pain medication or the use of desensitizing toothpaste should be able to provide relief. You can always ask your dentist for a product recommendation if you suffer from tooth sensitivity.
Getting the Most Out Of Your Treatment
A patient’s beautiful results with the Zoom! Whitening system will typically last about a year. Patients can ensure that their smile remains white and free of stains by practicing a proper oral care routine every day, limiting their intake of stain-causing foods and drinks, and by following the professional care instructions provided to them. Using any tobacco products will also cause staining, so quitting the habit will be conducive to keeping your smile white for as long as possible. Don’t forget to see your dentist for regular check-up and cleaning appointments, as well! All of these efforts will not only preserve the results of your whitening treatment, but will ensure your mouth stays healthy and fabulous.
A New and Vibrant You
Ready to finally take that step to getting the pearly whites you’ve always dreamed of? Book a consultation with your dentist in Toronto today! We’d be happy to provide you with an evaluation and tell you whether Zoom! Whitening is right for you.