Information about Teeth Whitening
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCEDURE
Zoom! Tooth Whitening is a procedure designed to lighten the colour of my teeth using a combination of a hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed light to produce maximum whitening results in the shortest possible time. During the procedure, the whitening gel will be applied to my teeth and my teeth will be exposed to the light from the Zoom! light for three (3), 15-minute sessions during my appointment. Before and after the treatment, the shade of my teeth will be recorded and photographed.
There are alternative Teeth Whitening Options I can perform by using At-Home Teeth Whitening, other InSurgery Treeth Whitening or deciding to not have the treatment.
INFORMATION ABOUT AND POSSIBLE RISKS OF ZOOM TREATMENT
It has been explained that Zoom Treatment results and effects will vary, and the following areas apply directly to my treatment:
Zoom Treatment is not suitable for: Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women; Light-Sensitive Individuals and Patients on Light Sensitive Medications; Melanoma.
Existing Fillings, Crowns, Veneers will not whiten, and may need replacement after Zoom Whitening is completed. Active Decay, Exposed Dentine and gum disease needs to be treated before proceeding with Whitening, or further damage to the teeth could be caused.
There can be no guarantee to the success of the whitening result as it is dependent on many factors including the existing tone/shade of my teeth, diet, habits and past whitening experience. Already White Teeth cannot whiten as much as darker shades of teeth.
Patches may become more noticeable. These areas are usually due to decay, gum recession, fluorosis, tetracycline and developmental defects in teeth will not disappear during whitening treatments, and may be more noticeable during the first few days after whitening. Root Surfaces of teeth will not be whitened.
Tooth Sensitivity/Pain – In the first 24 hours after Whitening Treatment, you can experience some tooth sensitivity or pain. This is normal and is usually mild, but it can be worse in some patients.
Gum/Lip/Cheek Inflammation – Whitening may cause inflammation of your gums, lips or cheek margins. This is due to inadvertent exposure of a small area of those tissues to the whitening gel or the light. The inflammation is usually temporary which will subside in a few days but may persist longer and may result in significant pain or discomfort, depending on the degree to which the soft tissues were exposed to the gel or light.
Relapse –It is natural for the teeth that undergo Teeth Whitening to relapse. This is natural and should be very gradual, but it canbe accelerated by exposing the teeth to various staining agents such as Coffee, Tea, Smoking, Red Wines, etc. Using At Home Whitening Trays with Nite-White Gel is required on a six (6) monthly basis to maintain the effectiveness of my whitening result.