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Visit Us in Williams Lake to Whiten Your Smile with Zoom Whitening

Zoom Whitening

Do you want whiter teeth, and fast? Whiten your smile immediately with Zoom! Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discolouration of enamel and dentin. You can get noticeably whiter teeth in just one visit to Cariboo Dental Clinic in Williams Lake, or you can whiten your teeth at home over a few nights while you sleep. The Zoom! in-office whitening system uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades in a little over an hour while you relax at our dental office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. The Zoom! take-home whitening system uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth an average of six shades in three nights. Additional applications will help brighten your smile even more. Over the space of one weekend you can have a shiny, brilliantly white new smile.

Don’t waste time and money on whitening strips or paint-on gels. Get whiter teeth in a fraction of the time with Zoom!.

What causes tooth discoloration?

Many things can cause your teeth to change colour. The most common include consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. Teeth also become discoloured with age. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who can benefit from tooth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, our dentist and associate dentists can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

Is tooth whitening safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

How can I keep my whiter teeth bright?

By following some simple post-whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with Zoom! Whitening Toothpaste, and touch-ups with Zoom! take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. Get your at-home whitening kit at Cariboo Dental Clinic!

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom!

Yes! Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth by just a few shades. Clinical tests have proven that Zoom! can whiten your teeth eight shades in one hour or six shades in just a couple of days.

How does the Zoom! In-Office system work?

The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel contains hydrogen peroxide which, when broken down, allows oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin, bleaching any coloured substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! light activates the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.

Is the Zoom! In-office procedure painful?

No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Some even fall asleep.

Are there any side effects?

Some people may experience increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment, but this is only temporary. Sensitivity disappears within 1 to 3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.

How long is the procedure?

The entire procedure takes just over one hour. Our dentist will begin by cleaning your teeth to remove any calculus, which is hardened dental plaque, to ensure a clean surface for the whitening agent to work on. After the preparation period, the bleaching agent will be applied and left on for one hour. The procedure is followed by a five-minute fluoride treatment. Then voilà! Whiter teeth!

How long does Zoom! Take-home whitening take?

The Zoom! take-home gel can be worn between four and eight hours per application. After our dentist and his/her associate dentists determine how many applications are right for you, they will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can whiten teeth up to six shades after just three nights of use.

How is the Zoom! Take-home system different from the Zoom! In-office System?

The main difference between the two systems is that you use the Zoom! take-home whitening system in the convenience of your own home over a few nights. The Zoom! in-office system is performed entirely in the office.

Call us today to book your whitening appointment.

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