Stain-producing substances such as coffee, red wine and tobacco can cause tooth discolouration. In just one visit to De Necker Dentistry, the teeth whitening procedure is a quick, safe and effective way to whiten your teeth.
The teeth whitening treatment is a simple procedure performed by dentists throughout the world. Results may vary depending on the tooth colour but this treatment could make your teeth up to 9 shades whiter (on average up to 9.3 shades) during the two hour appointment. These results may be higher for patients with darker teeth.
The Zoom teeth whitening procedure
Before we proceed with the whitening procedure, our highly qualified and professional dentist will examine your mouth and gums to ensure they are healthy. When no problems have been detected, we can then start with the whitening procedure.
De Necker uses a hydrogen peroxide gel which activates the whitening – this gel specifically developed for the whitening procedure, responds to the subtle blue wavelengths of the light system used during this treatment.
During the whitening procedure, your gums are protected with isolation materials. The teeth whitening gel is applied and then activated by the light source. After three – 20 minute applications, your whitening process is completed.
Is the Zoom teeth whitening procedure safe?
We advise our patients to avoid smoking and food/fluids containing colourants for the first 24 hours after the treatment has taken place. Some sensitivity might occur during this period but this will subside.
The teeth whitening procedure is very safe and effective whitening treatment for the following reasons:
- Only an approved professional dentist may perform the teeth whitening procedure.
- The LED light used is very gentle and we do not use any potentially harmful laser or UV rays.
- The teeth whitening gel contains 15% peroxide compared to the 35%+ of other light activated procedures.
- No structural changes to your teeth take place during the treatment
- No harmful effect on any of your fillings
De Necker Dentistry offers a whitening treatment called Opalescence. Opalescence whitening offers to fit your lifestyle and your budget, it is easy to use and very effective. It is a combination of an in-office and home treatment.
A 30-minute appointment for the kick-start treatment is all you need, then you can do it yourself at home. This way you have total control over the colour of your teeth.
Get in touch with De Necker Dentistry and we can provide detailed information on both these teeth whitening treatments.