Brighten your smile safely and see great results
Enhancing your smile through the use of revolutionary whitening treatments has become one of the most sort after dental procedures of the last decade.
Many substances such as coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, highly coloured and dyed foods all contribute to your teeth not looking as bright as they once did. At Forest Lake Dental, we offer two simple whitening systems to suit your requirements.
In Surgery: ZOOM!
Our in-chair whitening treatment can lift your smile by up to eight shades in one appointment.
A specially formulated gel is applied to your teeth and activated by laser light resulting in the stains on your teeth enamel disappearing, it’s safe, pain free and fast.
ZOOM! Whitening offers immediate results for those wanting a whiter smile today.
Take home: Day / Night White
Using the ‘Day/night white.’ whitening technique, you can whiten your teeth using our self-application treatment, in the comfort of your own home.
Custom-made plastic trays are provided along with a whitening gel. It’s simple, you place a small amount of whitening gel into your trays, pop them in your mouth, sit back and relax in front of your favourite television programme whilst the whitening gel does its work.
In most cases, you can expect to see a result following 1 hour treatments over a 7 day period.
During an examination, we will determine if you are a good candidate for whitening. It is advised that you have a clean, decay free mouth prior to the commencement of whitening treatment.
Tooth whitening by Forest Lake Dental is a simple way to improve your smile. You will be amazed by your improved confidence.
At Forest Lake Dental we use Philips Zoom Whitening for both in surgery whitening and take home whitening.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Yes. Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.
What are the side effects?
The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity. Your dentist is your best resource to ensure that you are a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula. Philips zoom at home whitening products have two mild desensitizing agents, potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), to minimise tooth sensitivity.
How is Zoom different form OTC products?
Over-the-counter whitening products are not customised to your needs. With Philips Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by your dentist, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in the dentist’s office.
How long will my Zoom results last?
Whitening treatments help to reduce existing stains, but through consumption of coffee, soft drinks or just through natural aging, your teeth may eventually become discoloured again. Maintenance whitening can help combat recurring discolouration. Only Philips Zoom at-home whitening products include ACP, which has been shown to help reduce whitening fade-back.
What causes teeth to discolour?
There are many causes to tooth discolouration. Some of the most common include the consumption of highly coloured foods and drinks (berries, coffee, tea, red wine). Some medications, aging, smoking and trauma can also cause teeth to discolour.
How long does it take?
With Philips Zoom, your teeth will be visibly whiter in one day. With Zoom in-office, you will achieve up to 8 shades whiter in 1 hour (not including preparation time). With Zoom at-home, when used as instructed, you will achieve the same great results in one to two weeks, depending on concentration of formulation and wear time you select.