Teeth whitening is one of the most sought-after procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Although several options are available to whiten teeth, it basically involves a bleaching process to treat discolouration on tooth enamel. Not only does it brighten your teeth, but it also boosts your confidence, especially in social and professional situations.
Our dentists recommend teeth whitening for patients who have tooth discolouration due to staining from coffee, tea, wine, or smoking or yellow teeth due to ageing.
Keep in mind, though, that teeth whitening treatments are only effective for surface stains. This is why an initial examination is essential before proceeding with treatment. If you have intrinsic discolouration, such as from antibiotic use, these bleaching procedures will have little to no effect.
How to whiten your teeth at My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental)
Laser whitening for noticeable results in an hour!
Do you want to whiten your teeth in the fastest way possible? Philips Zoom is aptly called power whitening because of its proven effect even over a short treatment time. This is one of the most advanced whitening technologies, and it produces the most vivid and noticeable outcome in just an hour!
This in-chair treatment will be completed in our clinic and is carried out by one of our experienced dentists. Firstly, as safety is a priority, you will be asked to don protective goggles for your eyes, and we will apply a barrier gel on your gums to prevent irritation and reduce sensitivity.
Next, the dentist applies the Zoom whitening gel directly to the teeth. This contains hydrogen peroxide that acts as the bleaching agent. Laser light is then shone onto the teeth, which activates the teeth whitening process, causing the gel to penetrate the tooth enamel, removing surface and intrinsic stains.
The gel is left for 15 minutes before being removed and rinsed. This is repeated 3 more times to help achieve the desired results. Patients can expect their teeth to whiten by up to 8 shades lighter
Take-home teeth whitening for your convenience
If you’ve ever wondered how to whiten teeth at home, then we have the perfect solution with our at-home whitening kits.
This simple procedure is gradual and controlled as the treatment length depends on how white you want your teeth to be. This results in a more natural smile. Another benefit is that this is a cheaper option than in-chair whitening.
At-home whitening involves using custom trays moulded to perfectly fit the contours of your teeth. The trays are filled with the supplied whitening gel and worn over the teeth for a few hours a day or overnight while you sleep. Just pop the trays into your mouth and let them work their magic.
When you have achieved the results you desire, you can simply stop with the treatment.
However, if you want to further the outcome or refresh the whiteness, you can top-up your whitening gel with more supplies from us!
Tips for after teeth whitening
Knowing how to take care of your beautiful new smile after treatment will help to keep it naturally glowing for longer.
One of the practices you must learn is home care hygiene measures. Make sure to brush your teeth with fluoride-rich toothpaste and floss after every meal. This will help eliminate tartar build-up on the tooth’s enamel surface and remove foreign debris that contributes to the yellow hues on your teeth.
Also, regular visits to your Leichhardt dentist for a comprehensive dental check-up will help maintain your optimum oral health. This is one of the best ways to keep your smile shining.
Your dream smile is an easy phone call away! Look good and feel great with teeth whitening treatments here at My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental) for that smile you deserve.
Contact us today on (02) 9100 0188 to find out more about teeth whitening and determine the best method for you.