Should I get my teeth whitened?
There are lots of advantages in getting your teeth whitened. When you smile, people take notice, and a brilliant white smile can give you newfound confidence that people will instantly notice. It gives your appearance an instantaneous lift! Now the most popular form of Cosmetic Dentistry treatment teeth whitening is the quickest, most effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile.
“When you smile, people take notice, and a brilliant white smile can give you newfound confidence that people will instantly notice.”
DR PHILIP JACOBS
Types of Teeth Whitening available at Hope Island Dental Care
If you would like whiter teeth we establish if a whitening product will work for you. These treatments can be done at home at a slower pace or in chair for an immediate result.
Zoom Whitening has unique advantages. Zoom is an in chair whitening procedure utilising an LED light source to boost the stain removing power of the professional-grade bleaching agent.
Hope Island Dental Care has the latest model Zoom system called WhiteSpeed. This technology causes 30% less sensitivity than older model Zoom systems while still achieving the same impressive results.
- Zoom achieves greatly enhanced and accelerated whitening in one hour.
- Zoom has long lasting results
- Zoom treatment provides resistance against future stains and discolouration
- Zoom professional grade bleaching agents can remove even the most difficult stains
If you decide to whiten your teeth at home under our guidance we can use professional strength products that only a dentist can prescribe.
For optimal results we choose a tried and tested premium brand to safely and effectively whiten. Opalescence from Ultradent has been our product of choice at Hope Island Dental Care for many years, it is a proven performer with a great product range.
Custom made Bleaching Trays
We take impressions of your teeth to create a custom fitted tray that you can use at home. The beauty of custom-made trays is their longevity, once they are made you can use them for years to come.
By wearing the trays loaded with gel you can in as little as 15 minutes per day achieve a whiter smile. When you feel the need to give your teeth a booster treatment you can purchase more supplies of opalescence gel from Hope Island Dental Care.
Opalescence go is purely an over the counter product however at a peroxide concentration that only a dentist can supply. Go is also a tray system but not custom made. As the name suggests it’s to go, but despite this it fits extremely well we’ve tested them ourselves.
Opalescence Go is ideal if you’d like the convenience of trays pre-loaded with gel that you use then throw away rather than clean up. For patients who don’t already own customized bleaching trays we like to use Go as a follow up to Zoom WhiteSpeed if further whitening is desired.
Side Effects of Whitening Gels
Short term tooth sensitivity can be an unwelcome side effect of whitening your teeth. To reduce the risk of sensitivity you should use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth for 2 weeks before whitening and then during the process. For use immediately after whitening we can supply desensitizing gels or re-mineralising products to ease sensitivity.
Dr Jacobs will recommend the whitening procedure for you on your known level of tooth sensitivity. For example, with Zoom less rounds of the light can be used and the intensity of the light reduced. Opalescence gels come in 4 strength levels so we can select your ideal treatment. Opalescence Go also comes in two strengths for flexibility.
“Visiting an experienced dentist at Hope Island Dental Care is the best way to safely, quickly and comfortably whiten your teeth.”
DR PHILIP JACOBS
A beautiful vibrant smile is an asset everyone desires so ask about your whiter, brighter new smile during your next dental appointment.