Teeth Whitening in Templestowe
At King Street Dental Group, we offer the in-chair and at-home teeth whitening Templestowe residents love. This professional procedure has shown amazing results with patients’ teeth becoming eight shades whiter in a single visit. One hour in the chair and we can correct irritating stains and discolouration, giving you the whiter smile you have always wanted.
Tooth discolouration can be caused by certain lifestyle factors, such as drinking dark liquids, smoking, and natural ageing. In addition to this, excessive fluoride or certain antibiotic treatments may also cause discolouration if used when young. Luckily, we offer highly effective and safe teeth bleaching treatments.
What is Zoom! Teeth Whitening?
Zoom! teeth whitening is a process that safely bleaches your teeth to lighten discolouration on the enamel and dentine. The procedure takes approximately one hour from start to finish. It begins with a preparation period of about 15 minutes followed by roughly 45 minutes of bleaching. It’s recommended that you have your teeth professionally cleaned first for the best results.
In-Chair Teeth Bleaching
If you choose to have your teeth whitened in our clinic, we will cover your teeth with a specially formulated whitening gel that breaks down and allows oxygen to enter the dentine and enamel, lifting discolouration without affecting the tooth structure.
We use a state-of-the-art light to activate the hydrogen peroxide and allow it to penetrate the surface of the tooth. Studies have shown that using this light increases the effectiveness of the gel by 26% or more, giving you an average improvement of up to eight shades.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth at home, speak to our dental clinic. We offer Zoom! take-home packs that are still gentle on your teeth and show effective results over a slower period of time. These at-home kits are specially formulated to keep your teeth at their brightest and are only available through your dental professional.
How Long Will My Whiter Smile Last?
Your teeth will remain lighter and brighter if you follow the post-whitening care instructions that our dentists will give you after the treatment. To keep them looking their best, we recommend flossing and brushing your teeth twice a day, as well as maintaining occasional touch-ups at home every 12-24 months.
Potential Side Effects
Some patients may experience some sensitivity or discomfort throughout the procedure due to the heat radiating from the light. Immediately after the procedure, you may experience minor tingling; however, this is rare and goes away quickly.
If you know you have sensitive teeth, we can offer custom plastic trays and anti-sensitivity toothpaste to use before your Zoom! teeth whitening procedure.
Safe and Effective Teeth Whitening
Clinical studies have indicated that teeth whitening procedures performed by a dentist or at home in line with a dentist’s recommendations are completely safe. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under the age of 13 or any person who is pregnant or lactating.