Teeth whitening is a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.
Why whiten my teeth?
White teeth look great- attractive, youthful and clean. Few people have naturally white teeth, and teeth can become darker with age. Smoking and drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine will also progressively darken the teeth.
What does teeth whitening involve?
Teeth whitening is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration and removes stains from within the enamel of the teeth. During your consultation the procedure will be discussed with you to determine if teeth whitening is suitable in your case. Teeth whitening does not affect the colour of artificial teeth, crowns, veneers or fillings.
In Office Whitening using Zoom Bleaching system:
At Esthetix Dental we use the Zoom bleach by Phillips considered as the gold standard in teeth whitening .Unsightly yellow teeth are one of the biggest confidence killers when it comes to your smile. Luckily, Zoom! Whitening provides results you’ll have to see to believe, bringing your teeth several shades whiter for a smile that puts the ‘pearl’ in pearly whites.
With results this drastic, it’s only natural that the treatment would have a few requirements for aftercare. Here’s everything you can expect after your Zoom! whitening procedure, as well as a couple of dentist-recommended tips on making the most of your bright new smile.
Your teeth are more susceptible to stains for up to 48 hours after treatment, so it’s important to take careful consideration of the foods and beverages you consume the first few days post-whitening. You’ll want to snack smart after Zoom! to ensure you don’t undo the results of your investment.
To prevent any premature discoloration, avoid dark-colored substances such as:
And red meats.
But it’s not just what you put in your mouth that runs the risk of dimming your brighter teeth. Even lipstick can make its mark on your smile if you accidentally get some on your teeth. So, be mindful not just about what you put in your mouth, but around it, too!
OUR TIP: We strongly recommend maintaining a select “white diet” during this period, meaning you only consume white or clear foods and beverages (such as milk, egg whites, and bananas).Use white coloured or colourless toothpaste, and chewing gum after ingesting any foods or liquids that may cause stains if you accidentally do so.
*As a rule, if it can stain a white coat , it can also stain your smile.*
After two days of giving your smile a little extra care , you can enjoy a much brighter one for years to come without worry.