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Teeth Whitening Options: Take Home vs In Office

Dural Dental offers 2 types of whitening in the practice. The first is an in-chair procedure that gives you an instant result – Zoom Whitening. The other method is a Take-Home Kit. Both of these methods are extremely effective and achieve great results.

How Does Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening Work?

The Philips Zoom whitening system works by applying concentrated bleaching agents directly to your teeth and activating the whitening ingredients with a special light. The bleach breaks up and disperses the stains to lighten the color of your teeth by as much as eight shades.

Unlike many other whitening systems, the Philips Zoom whitening formula also contains desensitizing compounds, which help to reduce the risk of tooth sensitivity after treatment, so you get an instantly brighter and more confident smile with little to no sensitivity.

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In-Chair Philips Zoom Whitening Procedure

With in-chair professional teeth whitening, you can achieve a brighter smile in an hour. The procedure begins by covering your gums with a protective barrier to avoid irritation. A specially formulated bleaching gel is then applied directly to your teeth. Your teeth are then exposed to the Zoom light, which activates the gel and penetrates the enamel to remove both surface and interior stains.

The gel is left to work for 15 minutes before being removed and rinsed. The process is closely supervised, and the gel is approved for use by dental professionals, which means we can repeat the process three times during a single session to help you achieve a brighter smile, faster. Once you’ve reached your desired shade, your dentist will apply a post-treatment gel to help protect your tooth enamel and reduce sensitivity.

At-Home Whitening System

We also offer at-home whitening kits, which provide professional-grade whitening treatment in the comfort of your own home. This affordable option is also ideal for touch-ups between visits. To use the at-home whitening system, we supply you with the appropriate concentration of bleaching gel and construct custom whitening trays for you. Using a syringe, you apply a drop of bleaching gel inside your customized plastic mouth tray and seat the trays into place.

We recommend you brush and floss your teeth first to optimize the results. The gel is thick and will push the tray away from your gum line. If any gel oozes over the tray, simply remove it using a cotton ball. Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water after removing the trays. Then brush your teeth with warm water and rinse your trays in cold water. The at-home teeth whitening system is best used overnight for two weeks for best results. Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water after removing the trays. Then brush your teeth with warm water and rinse your trays in cold water.

After Care

It is important to follow specific care instructions to prolong the effects of your professional teeth whitening treatment and avoid re-staining your teeth. Your teeth are most vulnerable to staining for up to a week after treatment.

• Avoid dark foods and beverages like coffee, red wine, berries, and chocolate for one week after treatment. Continue to limit your consumption of these foods in your daily diet, and drink any dark beverages through a straw.
• Brush your teeth with desensitizing toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to help reduce tooth sensitivity.
• Do not brush and floss aggressively as this can wear down soft enamel after treatment and irritate the gums.
• If you are a smoker, it is recommended that you quit to avoid nicotine stains and protect your overall health.
• Maintain a good oral hygiene routine. Doing so will ensure your teeth remain safe from cavities and decay, and you avoid tooth replacement or other cosmetic treatments such as dental crowns.

Disclaimer: The content provided on this website is intended for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. Any reliance you place on the information provided in these blogs is, therefore, strictly at your own risk. We shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use of the information provided on this website.

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Dural, NSW 2158
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