A brighter smile with teeth whitening in Melbourne
We aim to provide the best teeth whitening in Melbourne. Cosmetic teeth whitening, also referred to as teeth bleaching, is offered as a professional service at our dental practice in Richmond. We use Philips Zoom teeth whitening products, a reputable brand certified by the Therapeutic Goods Act as safe to administer for whitening purposes.
How to Whiten Teeth?
Everyone wants to know, how do I get whiter teeth? For the fastest whitening results we offer in-chair laser whitening to achieve up to 8 shades lighter in about 1.5 hours. Or, if you prefer to achieve the same results from the comfort of your own home and don’t mind it taking longer, we also offer the Zoom home teeth whitening kit which may take 7-14 days to achieve maximum results.
In-Chair Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening at the dentist remains the fastest option with our Zoom in-chair teeth whitening. It works by wearing specially fitted trays on your teeth filled with Philips Zoom unique hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. Once the trays are fitted to your teeth, a special UV light is used to accelerate the whitening process. Four sessions of 15 minutes each are carried out consecutivley to achieve up to 8 shades lighter in under an 1.5 hours. We recommend maintaining your new brighter, whiter smile by continuing to use the Zoom do-it-yourself teeth whitening kit at home.
Take Home Zoom Teeth Whitening Kits
Take home Zoom teeth whitening kits also uses trays filled with whitening gel applied to your teeth to lighten and whiten the enamel. The special ingredients are not as strong as in-chair whitening products so it needs to be used for 7-14 days to achieve similar results however noticeable improvements of up to several shades lighter are usually seen after just a few treatments.
Possible Side Effects of Teeth Whitening
We will always do a free teeth whitening consultation before undertaking any teeth whitening procedures to check that your teeth and gums are healthy enough for whitening products. If you have red or bleeding gums, cracked teeth, cavities, worn or damaged tooth enamel, we may suggest you have these issues fixed prior to applying any whitening treatment to achieve a healthy and consistent result.
Zoom whitening gel is proven safe and doesn’t impact the health or weaken the enamel of your teeth. The hydrogen peroxide or carbide peroxide used in whitening systems may temporarily increase the sensitivity of your teeth but this usually subsides quickly without any intervention. There are a number of products available from Richmond Fine Dentistry to help reduce dental sensitivity. Should you need further assistance with sensitive teeth, talk to your dentists or one of our friendly staff.
Beware of Cheap or Foreign Teeth Whitening Products
Other teeth whitening products can be obtained on the market but as they contain peroxide and lighten the colour of the tooth they can also burn the gums and cause a lot of sensitivity if they are stronger than certified strength or if they’re administered incorrectly.
“We had one instance where a client came in with green teeth after using a whitening product they had purchased overseas, so check that your whitening kits are safe and have been tested and approved by the Therapeutic Goods Act. Without that approval, you don’t know what you are putting in your mouth and into your body,” says Judy Harper – Business Manager.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost in Melbourne?
We offer competitive teeth whitening prices, and a special offer for using both the in-chair and take home kits combined. The benefit of the combination is that you get immediate results in the chair which you can maintain easily at home with the teeth whitening kit. Find out more about our special offer on teeth whitening costs.
Contact us to make an appointment today for your Zoom teeth whitening.