Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments.
Our patients love their teeth to feel clean, healthy and sparkling! Zoom Teeth Whitening is a fast, safe and effective way to brighten your smile.
Here at Bromsgrove Dental Clinic we offer In chair Phillips Zoom Teeth Whitening and Home whitening with trays and gel.
Both are very easy and effective ways to whiten your teeth so it depends on personal preference. There are cheaper options such as whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpastes are great for removing staining due to coffee, tea or red wine but you will never get a truly white smile. For this you need treatment from a qualified Dentist.
Here are some common questions we often get asked by our patients in regards to Teeth Whitening.
Is Bleaching going to damage my teeth?
Bleaching is perfectly safe IF it carried out in a controlled environment by a dental professional. There are a lot of unqualified places, shops and online sites that will offer you teeth whitening very cheaply. These places are not permitted to do this treatment.
Dangerous DIY teeth whitening kits containing bleaching agents that massively exceed the maximum legal levels are putting people’s health at risk and have been on the rise recently. It is illegal to have teeth whitening by anyone other than a qualified Dentist. So please, stay safe and put your teeth in the hands of a Dentist, not dodgy Dave!
Will I look like Simon Cowell?
Whilst having teeth whitening, whether it be at home with trays or in the dental chair with Zoom you can be in control of the amount of treatments you have and if you feel you’re at your limit (i.e. almost as white as Simon Cowell), you can choose to stop at any time.
But you must be aware that your teeth will only go as white as what’s physically possible for you as an individual. Everyone is different and there are many factors that may prevent you from getting your desired shade.
Your dentist will of course explain all of this to you before undergoing any treatments and only when you are happy to go ahead will he or she begin the whitening. You will be asked to come back for a review appointment.
This will be to check how you’re getting on and you will be given the chance to voice any concerns or ask any questions on this appointment. You can also purchase more gel and have a top up in 6 months/ a years time if you feel your teeth need a little more dazzle!
Will my teeth hurt?
You may experience some discomfort after having teeth whitening done. This shouldn’t last very long, maybe a few days and we advise to use sensitive toothpaste. This will help with any sensitivity afterwards.
Some people are slightly more sensitive to teeth whitening than others but the dentist will be on hand to help and advise if this is the case. If you do experience sensitivity don’t ignore it, please let us know so we can help.
How long will it take?
It all depends on what method you choose to whiten your teeth. With the Home Teeth Whitening, you pay a visit to the dentist who will take some impressions of your upper and lower teeth. These will be sent to the laboratory.
They will make your whitening trays and then you will come in for the dentist to fit them. You will be given full instructions how to use the trays with the 5 bleaching gels we will provide for you.
You will then control your teeth whitening experience at home as and when you want to whiten them. It is a good idea not to whiten them every day as the teeth can become very dehydrated and this is the reason they get sensitive.
We recommend leaving some time in between as once the teeth have reached their highest possible colour, whitening them again and again won’t affect the outcome.
If you opt for the in-chair Phillips Zoom option, the treatment will be done for you by your dental professional and can take about 2 hours . Once your treatment has been done, you will be provided with the home trays similar to the previous option above and the dentist will give you 2 optimising gels to take home. You will be advised to use these 2 gels under your dentist’s instruction as this helps the teeth to reach their full potential. You will then be asked to book a review appointment.
Patient Testimonial (who had Zoom In Chair Treatment):
“In my experience, Zoom whitening was a great way to have my teeth whitened without having to do anything. I followed my dentist’s advice at the time and decided to go ahead with this treatment.
I would have it done again in the future when I feel I need to. I have tried home whitening and that was just as good in regards to getting my teeth whiter.”
We have many many patients at Bromsgrove Dental Clinic that are a massive fan of the Home Teeth Whitening as well as the In-chair Phillips Zoom. It all depends on you as an individual. If you have any questions or concerns or are interested in having this done, then just ask your dentist!