1. Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. According to clinical studies, teeth whitening using carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of medical staff is safe for teeth as well as for gums.
2. Which are the side effects of teeth whitening?
The most common side effect of the teeth whitening treatment is teeth sensitivity.
Generally this discomfort is related to the use of highly concentrated solutions.
The advantage of using ZOOM! lamp is the use of a low concentration solution (6%) in combination with a light source (LED), thus avoiding tooth or gum sensitivity issues.
3. Which are the causes of tooth discoloration and staining?
There are many causes which are responsible for tooth staining. The most common are particular beverages, such as coffee, green or black tea, red wine, natural juice.
However, long antibiotic treatments, excessive smoking, age or tooth trauma (blows, fractures, incorrect dental treatment) may cause tooth discoloration.
4. How long will the whitening last?
Results differ from patient to patient depending on the consumption of foods or beverages which cause tooth discoloration and staining (coffee, black or green tea, red wine or soft drinks), on whether the patient smokes or not, etc.
A safe solution is the home teeth whitening treatment which helps maintain the color obtained after the professional treatment at the clinic.
5. How long will the professional whitening procedure take?
When ZOOM! lamp is used results can be seen after 45 minutes. The color obtained after the treatment may be up to 8 shades lighter than the initial color.