Teeth Whitening FAQs
Why are my teeth discoloured?
There are various reasons why your teeth may lose their whiteness over time; excess consumption of tea, coffee or alcohol is a big one, while ongoing exposure to fluoride or antibiotics can also cause discolouration. No matter the cause of your discolouration, the treatment is the same, and Zoom teeth whitening will leave you feeling great about your smile.
Will my teeth be white forever now?
It would be lovely if your teeth could keep that white shine forever but because you’ll be eating and drinking again, your teeth will, over time, lose their whiteness. It’s not to say that they won’t be white and bright for a long time; we recommend whitening once every two to three years to ensure a consistently bright smile. If you’re worried about your smile and don’t think that a teeth whitening treatment is going to cut it, why not talk to us about cosmetic veneers for your teeth? This is a long-lasting procedure that offers exceptional results.
Is teeth whitening safe?
There has been plenty of research performed on teeth whitening to confirm that it is indeed a safe cosmetic dentistry option for patients. While there is some evidence to support the fact that home teeth whitening (where the trays are not moulded to suit your mouth, and you buy the whitening from a chemist or supermarket) can cause gum irritation, in-chair teeth whitening performed by a dental expert is found to be safe. We recommended that children and pregnant women should not undergo teeth whitening procedures.
Is teeth whitening for me?
We are dentists first and foremost, which means that in order to determine whether teeth whitening is right for you we’ll need to go through a dental exam. We can then address dental problems and work on ensuring that your teeth don’t just look amazing, that they are amazing. If you’re someone who suffers from dental sensitivity, we’ll address this and ensure that you’re in the least amount of discomfort possible during and after your treatment.
Does supermarket whitening work?
Well, yes and no. While some of the products do work well, the trays that you’re given with your whitening products can cause tooth and gum sensitivity due to the fact that they’re not shaped to your teeth. You’re always going to get the fastest and best results from dental teeth whitening, and we recommend getting a thorough exam done before starting any kind of cosmetic dentistry procedure like professional teeth whitening. So while you might get slightly whiter teeth with non-dentist provided whitening, your best and fastest results are always achieved in the dental practice.