COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT DENTAL BLEACHING
WHY ARE MY TEETH DISCOLORED?
Minerals, tobacco, antibiotics, foods and beverages can stain or discolor teeth. The dentist uses a proven
bleaching technique to remove these stains and whiten your teeth.
HOW DOES BLEACHING WORK?
We apply bleaching gel to your teeth. The stains are removed from the teeth by gentle oxygenating action .
The system is the Zoom Advanced power. It takes one hour to have your teeth brighter
HOW DO I START?
Your dentist will examine your teeth, record your pre-treatment tooth shade. Your progress will be carefully
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Stain intensity varies considerably, but you will notice whiter teeth in only 45 minutes. Normal treatment is 3
to 4 weeks. Difficult cases occasionally require longer treatment times and stronger gels. Each person’s
bleaching results will vary due to stain type, stain depth, and structure.
HOW LONG WILL MY TEETH STAY WHITER AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Your unique combination of habits, foods, and tooth structure will influence long-term results. Non-smokers
who drink no coffee or tea usually have little change in five years. Some patients require a slight “touch up”
treatment after several years. Also carbamide peroxide toothpaste can inhibit re-staining of whitened teeth.
HOW IS THIS TREATMENT DIFFERENT FROM TV OR DRUG STORE WHITENERS?
Many retail tooth whiteners use harmful acid and ill-fitting tray that can permanently damage your teeth or
With a professional whitening treatment, you are assured of proven, safe products and your dentist’s careful
supervision. (Please ask your dentist for one specific information about whitening your teeth).