It would be fair to say that of any cosmetic treatment, teeth whitening can offer the most obvious, positive improvement to appearance. There are a number of different teeth whitening procedures available today, some take longer than others; some involve treatments at home while others can be completed after a single treatment in the clinic. Here at Dentalcare West, we can help you decide on the best treatment for you.
To find out more, or to book an appointment, contact our friendly receptionists on 09 818 8855 today. We offer free of charge whitening consulations with our friendly and skilled hygienists so they can help advise what would be best for your smile.
Philips Zoom! In-office Whitening
Zoom whitening is the safest and most effective whitening system in the market. It has been the global leader for many, many years. The Zoom system uses an LED light to enhance the whitening effect rather than a UV light, making it safer for patients. It is performed in the dental chair for around one and a half hours. With Zoom, whitening results can be seen instantly.
Opalescence Take Home Whitening
Take home whitening is where a personalised, moulded kit is made for you and using a more gentle product than the ‘at the dentist whitening’, you whiten your teeth gradually at home. This process is great for people with more sensitive teeth. It is also an excellent add on after Zoom whitening, to really maximise and then maintain your results. It has the added bonus that you can purchase more whitening gel in the future from the clinic, so you can keep your smile white and bright.
This process typically involves two appointments. At the first appointment we assess if your teeth are suitable for whitening and then take dental impressions of your teeth to create well-fitted custom-made trays for you. At your second appointment you will be fitted with the whitening trays, the gel delivered and instructions given. Results can be seen within a couple of days up to two weeks.
We recommend a dental check up as well as a scale and polish with one of our hygienists before whitening for optimal results.