Are you unsatisfied with the discolouration of your teeth? Do you find yourself hiding your smile, and even some of your personality? Maybe you’re ready for professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures because it is so effective at producing dazzling, white smiles that will make you feel more confident.
If you have decided to take this step towards brightening your face with a great new smile, you can choose between professional teeth whitening treatment in office or with a take home kit.
Best Teeth Whitening Procedure
If you’re looking for the best of the best, choose Zoom! Whitening, Australia’s best tooth whitening treatment. This is the most popular and proven method of getting white teeth that are up to 6 shades lighter in just one hour!
How Does It Work In-Office?
If you are undergoing the treatment in our offices in Sydney, we first prep your teeth after examining them to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough and clean enough for whitening. We might choose to give you a dental cleaning so that the effect is perfect. Then we’ll mark down your current tooth shade so that we can track your progress through your whitening sessions, and we’ll come up with the right goal colour to match your skin tone.
The procedure itself begins with protecting your gums and soft tissue by putting in cheek retractors and cotton rolls. Tip! Bring lip balm. We’ll also put a protective layer over your gums so they aren’t damaged during the process. The next step involves spreading a light-activated gel with hydrogen peroxide onto your teeth and setting the laser light in front of your teeth. With exposure to light, the hydrogen peroxide breaks down, bleaching the discoloured tooth enamel. In just 45 minutes, you’ll see a whiter, brighter smile!
Take Home Teeth Whitening Kits
If you’d rather get whiter teeth at home and be able to maintain your new bright smile, we offer take home teeth whitening kits. These are still professional grade whitening products, and therefore, safer and more effective than what you could buy over the counter.
The home tooth whitening treatment involves self-application of the whitening gel using trays fitted to your teeth. You’ll need to perform the whitening on yourself for 30 minutes to 2 hours per day, or you can choose the night system, which you leave on all night.
Avoiding Side Effects
Professional teeth whitening usually doesn’t leave you with any bad side effects or harm your teeth. The worst that you might experience is tooth and gum sensitivity. Just make sure you talk to your dentist about any gum or tooth health issues before you begin. Some other tips to avoid side effects with tooth whitening are:
- Don’t overdo it at home. If you use the take-home kit, make sure not to overdo it and exceed the limit for the gel. The acid or whitening material can affect your tooth enamel and cause sensitivity and irritation.
- Avoid breathing through mouth after session. Also stay away from consuming hot or cold foods. (Read about what else you should avoid after a teeth whitening session here)
- Use a sensitive toothpaste. Especially if you already have sensitive teeth.
- Avoid gel touching gums. When putting the gel on your teeth at home, make sure to avoid letting the gel touch your gums.
Ready to improve the appearance of your smile? Call Randwick Dental Clinic and talk to Sydney’s professional dentist who can recommend which professional whitening treatment is right for you so that you can have the beautiful, healthy smile you looking for.