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This week, I and harrison try… teeth whitening
My son, Harrison, and I have been bemoaning our less than snow-white teeth, so were having the new Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed treatment, which uses a high-octane brightening gel and LED light technology. The treatment is broken up into four 15-minute slots, interspersed with an application of fresh gel. The therapist, Chris, places a dental guard in my mouth – to keep it open – and gum protectors. She dries my teeth with gauze, applies the whitening gel, attaches the LED light fitting to the dental guard, and away we go.
By the end of the third slot, Harrison is having what is known as “shooters’: shooting pain due to increased sensitivity. The shooters are gone by the next morning. Fortunately, I experience no sensitivity. It might help to take some painkillers an hour before your treatment to minimise any discomfort.
Our teeth looked fresh and about 13 shades lighter. A friend was so impressed with Harrison’s teeth he said he felt compelled to race home and clean his.
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