Whitening

If your teeth are stained or discoloured due to lifestyle factors, development problems, age or other reasons teeth whitening may be the perfect solution. At Coffs Coast Dental we offer the Zoom!® Professional Whitening System (Zoom!®) is one of the newest ways to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile.  Zoom!® is a bleaching process that safely lightens discolored teeth.  It is quick and easy.  The process can be completed in your dentist’s office in just over one hour.

What determines the colour of our teeth?

  • The thickness of the enamel and its opacity help determine the colour of your teeth as it determines how much of the inner yellow/grey dentine color shows through. The part of the tooth closed to the gum is the darkest as the enamel is thinnest at this point.
  • Baby teeth are lighter than permanent teeth.
  • Blonde haired people usually have white/grey teeth.
  • Brunettes usually have white/yellow teeth.

Ask the dentist to show you the large range of colours we can select from when making an artificial tooth – such as a crown. You will be quite surprised in the range of ‘normal.’