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Zoom Teeth Whitening in London

Professional Teeth Whitening

Healthy teeth that have yellowed with age or stained from coffee, red wine or smoking usually respond well to cosmetic teeth whitening. The solution is professional tooth whitening from an experienced cosmetic dentist. And if you're in London, SW Smiles would love to whiten your teeth using the Zoom procedure.

We use Zoom Advanced Power (ZAP) to whiten your teeth in less than an hour. The Zoom teeth whitening system is a revolutionary procedure that happens while you wait (right here in our London dental surgery). It's ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of the Zoom Teeth Whitening Procedure makes it the perfect choice for busy Londoners.

Whiter teeth take years off your appearance, and with proper care your smile will sparkle for years. Take your first step to feeling good, looking great, and making a memorable impression every time you smile with Zoom Teeth Whitening in London. See our 11 tips for a whiter smile.

The Zoom Teeth Whitening Procedure

The Zoom teeth whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. We will then apply the Zoom whitening gel, which was designed to be used in conjunction with a specially designed light.

The Zoom light and gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up stains and discoloration. All professional teeth whitening products are based on a hydrogen peroxide solution. Extensive research and studies show that Zoom is completely safe under dental supervision.

Before Zoom Tooth Whitening
After Zoom Teeth Whitening
Before Zoom Teeth Whitening
After Zoom Teeth Whitening
Frequently asked questions about Zoom teeth whitening

Q: What is Zoom tooth whitening?
A: Zoom is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentine.

Q: What causes tooth discoloration?
A: There are many causes. Commonest causes are aging and lifestyle. Lifestyle includes consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. Discoloration can also be caused by use of tetracycline antibiotic/excessive fluoride during tooth formation stage.

Q: Who may benefit from professional teeth whitening?
A: Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. A consultation with your dentist can determine if you are a suitable individual for this procedure by carrying out an oral exam, including a shade assessment.

Q: Do many people in London whiten their teeth?
A: More people than you might imagine. Teeth whitening in London is extremely popular. A bright sparkling smile makes a big difference.

Q: Where can I find Zoom teeth whitening in London?
A: If you're South London, contact SW Smiles. If you're in North London, contact NW Smiles. We're friendly, gentle and will look after you in our modern London dental surgeries.

Q: Is cosmetic teeth whitening safe?
A: Yes. Significant research and studies show that professional teeth whitening under dental supervision is completely safe. In fact, many dentists consider teeth whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. Cosmetic Teeth whitening products (including Zoom) are not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women. Need more information? Visit the British Dental Foundation FAQ page on tooth whitening.

Q: How long do the results last?
A: By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking there best we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional maintenance with Zoom! Weekender or Nite White gel. These professional teeth whitening products will help keep your teeth looking their brightest, and are only available from your dentist.

Q: How does the Zoom! In-office system work?
A: The Zoom light activated whitening gel's active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching coloured substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. Studies show that by using Zoom! gel with the appropriate Zoom! lamp, a colour improvement of 6-8 shades lighter can be expected.

Q: What does a patient experience during the Zoom! In-Office Procedure?
A: The Battersea Dentist has a modern well-equipped dental surgery in London. During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure. You won't find a more caring dentist for Zoom teeth whitening in London.

Q: How is exposure to the Zoom! light controlled?
A: The Zoom! procedure requires that all soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. The dentist/nurse is required to monitor the procedure to insure any exposed skin or tissue is isolated and protected. Protective eyewear is required during the procedure.

Light sensitive individuals, including those undergoing PUVA therapy ( Psoralen+UV Radiation) or other photo chemotherapy, or patients with melanoma, should not undergo the Zoom! in-office procedure. Also, patients taking any light sensitive drugs or substances, whether over the counter, prescription or homeopathic, should consult their doctor prior to the procedure. Anyone who is not suitable for Zoom! chairside whitening may be able to have the Zoom take-home kit.

Q: How long does Zoom Teeth Whitening take?
A: The procedure begins with a preparation period, which usually takes 30 mins, followed by 45 minutes of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. If you haven't had a professional clean by a dentist in the last 6 months, we recommended you first have a clean done before the procedure. This ensures the Zoom Teeth Whitening gel reaches all parts of the teeth.

Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The Zoom light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure but always dissipate. And of course, here at SW Smiles we're very gentle. If you're looking for Zoom teeth whitening in London, and perhaps a little nervous, then you'll find we're the perfect dentist for you.

To make your whitening visit at SW Smiles more enjoyable you can watch TV or select a DVD, or you can listen to music.

BriteSmile To Go Whitening Pens

BriteSmile To Go can be used day or night and requires no waiting after application. Remove cap, click the pen and apply a thin layer onto the front surface of the teeth. Replace cap when your finished, it's that simple!

It's the easy way to dramatically whiten your teeth at work, at home or on the go.

Tray-Based Whitening Kits

Tray based whitening is also available. Gel is placed in a custom-made transparent tray which ideally is worn overnight for a total of 7-10 days.

The Zoom! take-home kit uses a breakthrough dual barrel chemistry that is engineered to accelerate whitening efficacy in two unique ways. First,  it uses a breakthrough surfactant which improves gel penetration, and the second feature is it helps to control the activation of Hydrogen Peroxide. This innovative system helps to control the release of free radicals for optimal results. Studies show that the Zoom! take home kit delivers an average of six shades after three applications (Individual results may vary and these results are based on overnight wear).

The main difference between Zoom! take-home system and Zoom! in-office system is that you use the Zoom! take-home kit in the convenience of your own home over a few days or nights, whereas, the Zoom! in-office system is performed entirely in the office. Either way, you won't find better teeth whitening in London.

See our 11 Tips for a Whiter Brighter Smile.

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