Victoriapark Dental
Philips Zoom

We provide both take-home and in-office whitening services at Victoriapark Dental.

Take-home Whitening

At Victoriapark Dental, we offer take-home versions of the Phillips Zoom Whitening, with nighttime and daytime options available to keep your valuable time at top priority. Results are known in as little as 1-2 weeks.

In-office Whitening

Victoriapark Dental’s patients are able to receive the most state of the art whitening technology available: the Phillips Zoom Whitening treatment.

In as little as one visit to the office of 45-90 minutes, your teeth can be whitened up to 8 shades whiter. The Zoom Whitening treatment can be customized to the degree you prefer, so if you don’t want your teeth whitened to the maximum level, we have a shade guide where you can select your desired shade. Whatever your goal may be, we can help you get there in just one visit.

Whitening Shade Guide

Prior to Whitening

A thorough examination will need to commence so a dentist can evaluate your health to see if you will benefit from Phillips Zoom. After an examination, we can accurately see if the Phillips Zoom is for you or if another treatment is better suited.

It is important that we know your dental plans for the future before beginning your teeth whitening, especially if your plans are also cosmetic. If you’ve ever thought of having veneers, crowns, or bonding, we will strongly suggest having your whitening beforehand so that we can match your whitening to the color of the restoration.

Our patients commonly seek whitening treatment after their orthodontic treatment.

Criteria for finding what is best for you is as follows:

  • Will last longest
  • Gives you the most natural look
  • Has shown to be effective and safe
  • Completed by a dentist
  • Administers only the lowest concentration of the active ingredient (hydrogen peroxide)

Research shows that all other dental whitening systems provide the smile that Phillips Zoom can provide.

Whitening Before-After

Phillips Zoom Whitening results can last up to a year, but we can apply whitening gel to your teeth after your recurring dental hygiene visits so you can keep that shade of brightness.

You also have control over how long your teeth whitening will last. Personal habits such as smoking or the tendency to eat and drink things that stain teeth will all impact the longevity of your whitened teeth.

The process

Your dentist may recommend you have a teeth cleaning before the procedure to prepare the teeth and to achieve the best whitening result.

Whitening starts with protection to cover your lips and gums to expose your teeth. The whitening gel is painted onto your teeth and is activated by a special light to absorb into your teeth and break up any stains.

Whitening gel works on the teeth for 15 minutes while the light is activated. During this treatment, you can catch up on your sleep, enjoy music on a personal headset, watch Netflix or television on your personal big screen TV or even just read.

After three intervals of 15 minutes passes, the dentist will administer a fluoride gel to your teeth to reduce sensitivity.

FAQs

Q: Is this procedure suited for everyone?

A: Anyone, even those with severe staining on their teeth, are suitable. Any patient who wants to have a whiter, more brilliant smile are able to get whitening treatments. Even young adults (ages 14 years and up) are good candidates for whitening, especially to remove any heavy staining following the removal of braces after orthodontic treatment. The Zoom whitening system does not recommends that it be done if nursing or pregnant, during orthodontic treatment, or extensive dental work, for instance, veneers, crowns or bridges. We invite you to have a free consultation with a dentist to better assess your individual circumstances.

Q: Is it safe, or painful?

A: The procedure is absolutely safe. The treatment does not damage enamel or any current fillings you have in your mouth. The main ingredient in the treatment gel is hydrogen peroxide, which for over 100 years has been safely used in teeth whitening, and is considered to be an effective whitening ingredient by the dental community. The amount of hydrogen peroxide used in Zoom’s whitening gel is only 10 per cent, which is considerably lower, compared to other whitening gels that can contain up to 35 -50 per cent.

A small percentage of customers may feel a dull "ache" following the procedure. You can take an over the counter analgesic to get rid of that feeling. We recommend that you avoid extremely hot or cold beverages for the first 24 hours if you experience any tooth sensitivity.

Q: How white will my teeth be following the treatment?

A: Zoom whitening can achieve eight shades whiter on average. Your personal results will vary as every person's starting point is different and all results are different. In all cases, the change can be dramatic. Ultimately, the goal is to whiten to your best, natural shade of white. During your dental consultation, we will analyze your teeth and determine a customized recommendation for you. According to Phillips, even the most severely stained teeth can achieve amazing results. It is important to note that more difficult cases do occasionally require slightly longer treatment than a standard 45 minute treatment.

Q: What about tooth sensitivity?

A: If you already have sensitivity, whitening may increase it slightly. Gum recession, dentin exposure, severe cavities or teeth cracks can increase the possibility of sensitivity. Remember that sensitivity is only temporary, and easily treatable when it occurs.

Q: Are there side effects of whitening?

A: Gum and tooth sensitivity are the two largest side effects. Speak with your dentist to confirm your best whitening option and to provide you with the proper concentration of whitening formula to be applied.

We can provide you with recommendations on how to reduce sensitivity after your whitening treatment. Our at-home formulas also incorporate two mild desensitizing agents (potassium nitrate and amorphous calcium phosphate) which helps to decrease the amount of sensitivity following whitening and help to make the surface of your teeth smoother and more brilliant.

Call or come in to Victoriapark Dental to learn more about whitening and speak with our Patient Care Specialists to see if you're a good candidate for whitening treatment.

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