Tooth discolouration happens to everyone over time, with coffee, tobacco, medication and sweets adversely impacting the natural white sheen of your teeth. Even if you brush and floss regularly, you will still likely experience yellow staining of your teeth. Professional teeth whitening can restore the brightness of your teeth even after years of discolouration.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Many at-home, over-the-counter teeth whitening methods are unsafe due to misuse. They can wear down your teeth’s enamel and cause uncomfortable sensitivity. At Lyndarum Family Dentist, we offer the Philips Zoom teeth whitening system to lift staining and restore your bright smile safely and quickly.
Before we perform a teeth whitening treatment, we examine your mouth to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. If you have several crowns or bridges, or if your teeth and gums are not in good health, you may be ineligible for a teeth whitening treatment. In these cases, we may recommend veneers to match your restorations and transform your smile once your natural teeth and gum health is restored.
In-office teeth whitening is a very common cosmetic dentistry procedure. It is safe and causes no damage to the natural tooth.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening products are much less effective when compared to chair-side teeth whitening treatments. They can take weeks or even months to lighten your teeth only a few shades.
Teeth whitening performed by your dentist can safely and efficiently lighten your teeth by several shades and the whitening agent acts much faster than the compounds in take-home whitening kits. It is ideal for anyone seeking immediate results.
Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening
At Lyndarum Family Dentist, we use Philips Zoom teeth whitening system. We believe that the Zoom teeth whitening procedure is the most effective method for teeth whitening on the market. It is safe, simple, and complication-free. Patients can easily obtain the brightness they want in their teeth by using the Zoom teeth whitening system.
Zoom Teeth Whitening Procedure
The entire process, including the preparation, should not take any longer than one hour.
Your dentist will first ensure that your teeth are completely clear of any debris or food.
A rubber dam is then spread over your gums and lips so that the whitening agent only makes contact with your teeth during the procedure.
The rubber dam also serves to better expose your teeth so that the Zoom whitening agent can be spread across your teeth evenly.
Your dentist will meticulously apply the hydrogen peroxide gel to the surface of your teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is the primary agent in teeth whitening products that facilitates the removal of stains and rejuvenation of your naturally white smile. The gel is then activated by your dentist by using a specialised UV light.
After letting the gel sit for 10-15 minutes under the UV light, your dentist rinses your mouth and inspects the shade of your teeth. After this inspection, the process is repeated once more. Depending on how white your teeth are becoming and the desired whiteness you hope to achieve, the process is repeated once or twice more. Your teeth can be whitened up to eight shades in just one visit.
Philips Zoom whitening is formulated to be a very powerful whitening agent. It can only be used by a dentist and cannot be purchased in stores. The whitening agent is also designed with tooth sensitivity in mind, making it gentler than some other whitening products.
It is not uncommon to feel sensitivity in your teeth for a few days after the procedure, as the whitening agent continues to work its magic. Your dentist can supply you with a special soothing tooth mousse or tooth sensitivity toothpaste to help desensitise your teeth.
How Long Does Zoom Teeth Whitening Last?
You will receive take-home bleaching trays to top up your whitening treatment at home at your convenience.
To achieve optimal teeth whitening results, it’s important to avoid certain lifestyle habits. Drinking sugary beverages or smoking regularly can yellow your teeth at an increased rate. Avoid coffee, tea, and red wines to prevent the acceleration of staining. With these lifestyle adjustments and a proper at-home oral hygiene regimen as well as semi-annual teeth cleanings your teeth can remain brighter for 6-12 months.
If you are looking to boost your confidence with a whiter smile, Lyndarum Family Dentist can help you achieve your smile goals. Visit us online to fill out our appointment form or call us today on (03) 9626 9581 to book a consultation.