Regardless of how well you care for your teeth, it is inevitable that, over time, some yellowing or discolouration will occur. This gradual change can be caused by ageing, substances that stain your teeth (such as coffee and tobacco), excessive fluoride, or the deterioration of a tooth’s nerve. A tooth whitening treatment can be performed either as an at-home, dentist-supervised process or in the dentist’s chair. While neither of these methods stops future discolouration, these tooth whitening treatments bring about whiter teeth and help create a brighter smile.
At Home Teeth Whitening
The most popular method of tooth whitening is the at-home, dentist-supervised option. During your visit to the dentist for tooth whitening, he or she takes a mould of your teeth and creates a comfortable, customised mouth tray. The mouth tray holds a mild solution whose main ingredient is carbamide peroxide, a substance that reacts with water to release a non-toxic bleaching element (hydrogen peroxide). The mouth tray is placed inside the mouth and sits only against the teeth, thereby avoiding contact with the gums. Patients can choose either to wear the mouth tray throughout the night or for stretches that last from two to four hours. When the mouth tray is worn throughout the night, the tooth whitening treatment lasts one to two weeks. Patients with more sensitive teeth may opt for the latter approach, which lasts three to five weeks.
In-Chair Teeth Whitening
In chair treatment uses a much higher concentration of whitening chemicals in comparison to all other methods available for teeth whitening. It is the most effective and safest option for teeth whitening available today. Treatment typically begins with a thorough assessment by your Smile Style dentist who conveniently conducts the whole teeth whitening procedure in the comfort of our Melbourne Clinic. Your gums and lips will be protected using special rubbers to restrict the bleach from coming in contact sensitive live tissue. By evenly applying the hydrogen peroxide, using professional equipment within the clinic, instantaneous results can be achieved whilst being completely safe on your smile. Once treatment is complete, the bleaching agent will be washed out and a fluoride based gel will be evenly applied to reduce the common side effect of tooth sensitivity.
We proudly use Phillips Zoom! gel and Phillips Zoom! WhiteSpeed ultraviolet light to maximise the whitening agents effects. By using the Zoom! technology, patients can expect up to 8 shades lighter in just under one hour.
Phillips Zoom! Professional Whitening
Patients looking for immediate teeth whitening results will benefit from the Phillips Zoom! Whitespeed technology. A unique hydrogen peroxide whitening gel is applied to custom trays which are carefully fitted to protect your gums. The intense WhiteSpeed ultraviolet LED accelerator light supercharges the Zoom! whitening gel, breaking down stain fighting radicals to tear the molecular bonds that form those nasty yellow stains.
The process takes 15 minutes and is repeated consecutively up to 4 times to drastically whiten your teeth up to 8 shades lighter.
Choosing a suitable teeth whitening treatment plan is an important financial an dental decision. Since it is essential that you obtain the correct advice, contact us for free information to explore and discuss the results you are hoping to achieve from teeth whitening treatment. Any queries or concerns will be rectified to help you make a well informed decision moving forward.