Most teeth can be whitened through a number of ways. External tooth whitening happens when vital teeth are bleached by direct contact with a safe and commonly used whitening agent, either in a dental office or at home. This means that in most situations, tooth whitening is possible and safe.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Ferguson Dental has many teeth whitening methods available including Zoom!®, an in-office bleaching treatment. This method of teeth whitening requires a short preparation period where your mouth and gums will be covered. The Zoom!® bleaching solution is applied and the special Zoom!® lamp is shined onto the teeth. This process is done in three 15 minute sessions. You can have teeth several shades lighter in about an hour.
Many teeth whitening methods cause your gums to feel irritable and sore. With the Zoom!® whitening method, irritation is minimal but the results are significant. Research has shown that Zoom!® teeth whitening system can whiten teeth up to 8 shades lighter when used in conjunction with the high intensity Zoom!® light. Getting your smile that much whiter in less than an hour with little irritation, makes Zoom!® a great choice.
Before deciding whether Zoom!® in-office teeth whitening is right for you, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to ensure proper health, as well as talk with you about your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine if you will benefit from whitening.