Teeth Whitening

August 22, 2018 by Dr. Shahba Faraj0

Why do people want white teeth?

Aesthetics are important in modern society. A healthy smile improves self-image and confidence. White teeth linked to social competence, intellectual ability, and a good first impression.

What causes discoloration of teeth?

Teeth can become stained for many reasons including aging, medications, trauma, smoking, poor oral hygiene and different kinds of food and drinks.

How does teeth whitening work?

Hydrogen peroxide is the key molecule in the whitening process. It binds to the yellow double carbon bond in the stain molecule and breaks it into a colorless single bond.

Using the blue light in this procedure speeds up the whitening process.

In office zoom whitening system:

At Macleans Dentist we use Zoom white speed machine which aids instant result in just 45 minutes. Moreover, Zoom system uses a special compound ACP Amorphus Calcium phosphate which rebuilds enamel, relives sensitivity, restores lustre and reduces recurrence of discoloration dramatically.

All in-office whitening needs maintenance treatment using whitening gel in a fitted tray at home for the best results.

Teeth whitening is a safe procedure when it is handled by a dental professional person.

Overall whitening is an important dental treatment, Zoom in chair white speed has been proven to achieve the best, most successful results.

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Dr. Shahba Faraj

Dr. Faraj has over twenty-five years experience as a dentist, with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. She was awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in General Dentistry from the University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry in 2002, and completed parts one and two of the American National Dental Board examinations in 2003. She continues to up-skill in the latest dental techniques and technology with involvement in conferences and workshops locally and abroad, and has most recently delivered a presentation on teeth whitening techniques at a conference in Auckland. Dr. Shahba Faraj is currently practicing dentistry at her private clinic, Macleans Dentist in Bucklands Beach, Auckland, New Zealand.

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