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Opening Hours : Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
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The first step towards a beautiful and brilliant smile is good dental hygiene. Dental professionals encourage patients to brush their teeth twice a day and floss every evening before bed. But even if you diligently clean your teeth, you may still develop unpleasant stains  over time. Fortunately, there are ways for you to combat tooth discoloration.

Factors that Cause Tooth Stains

Surface stains on the enamel are the most common form of tooth discoloration. These stains can be attributed to food, beverages, and lifestyle behaviors such as smoking. Acidic food, such as berries, candy, and deeply colored sauces, are often the culprit for discolored teeth. Beverages such as soda, tea, wine, and coffee are likely sources of discoloration as well. Over time, these surface stains penetrate the enamel and change the color of the dentin, the layer beneath the enamel. When this happens, your teeth develop a yellow tint.

Enjoy the Confidence of a Whiter Smile

Whether you’re preparing for an important presentation, a romantic date, or a job interview, you want to look your best. Whatever it may be, teeth whitening is an easy way to boost your self-confidence. Whiter teeth can help you look younger and feel more attractive.

Types of Teeth Whitening Products

There are many options for whitening your teeth, whether it’s at home or through a dental professional. You can whiten your teeth with a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) products, such as toothpastes, mouth rinses, and whitening strips.  Though convenient, these OTC products can’t match the power of professional whitening or the reassurance that your orthodontist has the knowledge to make whitening safe and comfortable for your teeth. We offer Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed to help you achieve quicker and more effective results.

The Fastest Way to Whiter Teeth

In only 45 minutes, Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed can whiten your teeth up to eight shades. The procedure begins with a shade assessment and a short preparation period followed by three 15-minute bleaching sessions, with an optional fourth 15-minute session depending on your treatment goals and tooth sensitivity. We apply a specially formulated hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to your teeth, designed to break up the carbon bonds that create stains. An LED light powered with innovative technology is then used to accelerate the whitening gel chemical reaction. Once the treatment is complete, you will receive custom fabricated trays, a take-home whitening gel syringe, and Relief ACP Oral Care gel syringe to relieve any potential tooth sensitivity.

I’m interested in Philips Zoom whitening solutions. What should I do?

We would love to help you smile even brighter. If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, schedule an appointment today and we’ll give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.


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