Zoom™, BriteSmile®, Opalescence for whitening - National Dental Care


Zoom™ is an in-chair teeth whitening procedure. Highly popular in America and Australia, Zoom™ involves the use of a specially-formulated gel that is applied to your teeth. When exposed to the ultraviolet light, the active ingredients in the gel break down years of stains and lighten your tooth enamel. During a one hour visit the gel is applied every 15-20 minutes and if you opt for the at-home treatment, you can achieve the same result in one or two weeks, depending on the concentration of formulation and wear time.

Other brands of over-the-counter whitening products aren’t tailored to your individual needs and teeth however, the Zoom™ process allows our clinicians to customise your needs with a choice of fitted trays if you’re opting for the at-home treatments, and to perfect the light intensity and duration if you opt for our in-practice treatment.

Zoom™ treatments will definitely reduce the current stains on your teeth but it’s necessary to come in once a year, or every few years, for a boost. Alternatively, a top-up home kit provides you with all the tools to maintain your smile in the comfort of your own home. Zoom™ products include the ingredient ACP which helps reduce whitening fade-back, so continued maintenance will help keep those stains away.

Common short term and non-permanent side effects include tooth and gum sensitivity. The Zoom™ formula includes potassium nitrate and amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), two mild desensitising agents that will minimise your teeth sensitivity – with the right application gum irritation is usually avoidable.


BriteSmile® is a popular whitening treatment that can also significantly improve the appearance of your teeth.

After a routine cleaning your dentist will apply the appropriate amount of whitening gel to your teeth and then use the BriteSmile® light to activate the gel. This is normally repeated three times in a visit. The procedure is safe and you will notice an immediate improvement.


Opalescence has three forms of whitening available: take-home, ready to go and in-chair. They are only available though dental professionals.

Take-home whitening gel is ideal for people who want the most customised whitening treatment possible.

Opalescence ready-to-go whitening gel offers professional whitening results for people who want to take their whitening treatments to go.

Opalescence in-office whitening treatment is performed start to finish in the dental office, giving you powerful, professional results in about an hour.

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