Chairside whitening is done in-clinic by a dental professional and the single session usually takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

Chairside whitening systems, such as Zoom, use blue wavelength light to activate the hydrogen peroxide gel to form free oxygen radicals.

These oxygen radicals enter the top layer of your tooth structure known as enamel, to bleach out any discoloured substances.

The whitening gel contains only 25% hydrogen peroxide and is buffered at a near-neutral pH value that is compatible with your tooth enamel.

A whitening lamp shines a gentle, blue light on your teeth to activate the process.

The procedure emits virtually no heat and no harmful UV (ultraviolet) light.

The process:

  • A short preparation to cover your lips and gums leaving only your teeth exposed
  • Gel is applied and activated by the light source
  • During this time, you can relax, watch movies or listen to music
  • At the end of the whitening session, you can go home with a brighter whiter smile