Teeth Whitening

teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is the simplest, fastest and most affordable cosmetic dental procedure available to enhance your smile. Different staining agents, widely present in our food, drinks and medications, have the ability over time to produce tooth discolouration. There are some causes that will discolour your teeth from the inside such as tooth trauma, nerve damage or medical conditions. Dr. Octavian Tetelbaum can help you reverse these negative effects and guide you in choosing the right whitening solution for you.

Dr Tetelbaum researches thoroughly for the best whitening materials and techniques for his patients in order to achieve optimum, long lasting teeth whitening results. We have reached the best results in our office using the ZOOM ® whitening system.

If you are considering a professional teeth whitening in London, Ontario or surrounding communities, please contact us to schedule a personal consultation to find out the best option for you.

Outstanding Teeth Whitening results

Our ZOOM ® in-office whitening system can lighten your teeth up to 8 shades in 1 hour. ZOOM ® is capable to remove a wide variety of stains. We have noticed an improvement even on porcelain dental veneers and crowns, especially the older, more porous ones. We take great care to protect your gums, face, lips, soft tissues and block the sensitive areas of your teeth before evenly applying the ZOOM ® whitening gel. The gel is activated by using a unique blue light which brings in all the well documented benefits of the blue light wave. The whitening process consists of 15 min whitening intervals after which the gel is refreshened for an augmented result. Most of our patients will achieve their whitest after 2 or 3 - 15 minutes sessions, but there is the option to go to 4 application.

If you would prefer the convenience of teeth whitening in the comfort of your home and do not mind a longer time to achieve the desired results, we can provide you with a professional strength take-home whitening solution. The take home whitening system involves creating custom made whitening trays that will safely and evenly distribute the whitening gel to your teeth. We expect to see great results in five to ten days.

How long will the tooth whitening results lasts?

Zoom whitening is great at revitalizing your teeth, however, those stains like coffee and tea, medication or just natural aging will eventually discolour your teeth again. Fortunately, Zoom offers the advantage of having a bright white starting point, thus it will take longer for your teeth to discolour again. Moreover, Zoom offers a few solutions for touch up such as a Zoom Pen, Zoom DayWhite and Zoom NightWhite that includes ACP, which has been proven to reduce whitening fade-back.

What are the whitening side effects?

Teeth whitening is a safe cosmetic dental procedure. Clinical studies have shown that the use of carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under supervision is safe to the tooth structure. The entire team at Synergy Centre has undergone rigorous training and is fully licensed to use the Zoom whitening system.

It is perfectly normal to develop some degree of sensitivity during and immediately after the tooth whitening process. That’s is why we selected a system that allows us for precise application of the whitening gel, blocking all the sensitive areas. Zoom whitening gel also contains two desensitizing agents.

How good are the over-the-counter whitening options?

If you are considering using teeth whitening, chances are that you already tried some of the over the counter whitening products available and did not achieve the desired results. Many over the counter products promise through their marketing strategies amazing results. These products are not custom to your needs and the whitening strength is less than optimal. Simply, it takes longer for results to appear. An even bigger concern with the store whitening products is their abrasiveness to your tooth enamel, which can lead to thinning of the enamel, eventually allowing the yellow dentine layer to permanently show through. In the end, you will be faced with sub par results and a lot of sensitivity.

Teeth whitening in a spa caries the concern of a questionable product usage since they are not regulated by any government agency and they lack the training and knowledge of a dental team. Therefore, Philips Zoom treatment is offered only through dental offices. If you have any other questions about teeth whitening or you want the professional advise of a highly trained cosmetic dentist like Dr. Octavian Tetelbaum do not hesitate to contact us or call 519-266-3646 to schedule a personal consultation. We serve patients in London, Hyde Park, Byron, Ilderton, Strathroy, Komoka and surrounding area.

Referrals are always welcome.

Zoom!® Professional In-office Teeth Whitening

Our Dentists at Cosmetic Dentistry London in London offer the Zoom!® Teeth Whitening System, a professional in-office whitening procedure that can whiten your teeth by an average of eight shades. The consultation can either be done in the same appointment as Zoom!®, or in two different appointments. This also depends on whether or not you require a hygiene cleaning. We also like to note that the consultation with tDr. Octavian Tetelbaum is included in the price for Zoom!®.

So how does Zoom!® really work?

Zoom!® Procedure - Consultation

An initial consultation is required, before proceeding with the Zoom!® treatment. During the consultation, we look for a number of things to assess if you are a good candidate for the Zoom!® treatment:

  • When your most recent cleaning was. We always highly recommend cleaning prior to Zoom!® treatment for best results, because the gel does not penetrate through plaque build-up
  • If you have fillings, crowns, or veneers, Zoom!® will not whiten those areas
  • If you have recession, your teeth may be sensitive to the treatment
  • Zoom!® consent form, which requires you not to be on specific medication before proceeding to treatment

Thorough Hygiene Cleaning (highly recommended)

Depending on when your last hygiene cleaning was, we highly recommend a cleaning be done before the Zoom!® in-office whitening procedure. The hydrogen peroxide gel used in the procedure does not penetrate through plaque build up, so it is very important to have a thorough cleaning with the hygienist before proceeding with the Zoom!®