Improve your smile with teeth whitening from a Sydney prosthodontist
Between taking care of your oral health and cosmetic dentistry, we can help you can improve the health and appearance of your teeth.
Take control of your appearance and how others see you by brightening your smile with Zoom! Teeth Whitening.
A fast tooth whitening experience for your convenience
Our whitening procedure is performed in-office. It can achieve dramatic results within two hours so you can have whiter teeth in just one appointment.
The Zoom whitening procedure
The process for Zoom! whitening takes two appointments. The first appointment is your check-up and clean. At this appointment, Dr Ironside will assess your oral health. This oral health assessment is to ensure teeth whitening is the right procedure for you. In some cases, stains are not cosmetic, but a result of decay or trauma. If this is the case, Dr Ironside will recommend a treatment plan to treat the root cause of the problem.
For some patients, bleaching your teeth may not be enough, this is why Dr Ironside offers porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to your teeth to improve the appearance of one or more teeth.
If you are a suitable candidate, whitening is your second appointment. At this appointment, a rubber dam is placed to protect your gums from the whitening gel. The whitening gel is then applied to your teeth and activated by the blue led light. This light is used three times at 15-minute intervals. At the end of your treatment, your teeth should be eight to ten shades lighter.
What are the chances of post-whitening sensitivity?
Frequently asked questions about teeth whitening in Sydney
You can whiten teeth quickly with Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Dr Ironside offers Zoom! Teeth Whitening. Zoom! works using high-grade whitening gel being activated by a special blue light. This light is applied to the whitening gel in three 15-minute bursts. By the end of the treatment, your teeth can be up to eight to ten shades lighter.
Zoom! Whitening lasts between six and nine months if you take care of your teeth. Ironside Advanced Dental recommend a top-up at your six-monthly check-up and clean to maintain the health of your teeth.
The most effective way is to visit a specialist cosmetic dentist
When a dental professional applies teeth whitening they take precautions to protect your teeth. Before the whitening gel is applied, your oral health will be checked to make sure whitening is the best option. An over-the-counter product cannot provide that level of service or care.
You can get your teeth whitened from quite a few places
Tooth whitening products are available from chemists, beauty parlours and dentists. And in the eyes of consumers each has its pros and cons. Products from the chemist are useful only for those in good oral health. You would also need to be patient as these can take weeks to show any results. Also, if your teeth are stained for reasons not cosmetic, teeth whitening won’t work.
Teeth whitening from a dentist, or a specialist cosmetic dentist, is faster and more usually effective. The whitening process takes an hour and makes your teeth up to 10 shades lighter.
Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient in tooth whitening
Yes, you can. From over-the-counter products to treatments like Zoom! Teeth Whitening, hydrogen peroxide is how teeth are whitened. Over-the-counter products have a lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide for safety reasons. Dentists, being qualified health professionals, use a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide. The benefit of which is usually better results, faster.
Strawberries are good for your teeth, but can they whiten them?
For a long time, it was believed strawberries mixed with a little baking soda could whiten your teeth. What we now know is: strawberries remove the plaque from your teeth but don’t whiten your teeth. But it does give your teeth a whiter appearance.
If you would like to know more about the effects of strawberries on your teeth read our blog:
How long it lasts depends on how well you look after your teeth
Typically, teeth whitening can last up to nine months. However, this does require you to maintain a good at-home oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day and chewing sugar-free gum during the day.
When you visit us for your regular check-ups, we can give you a whitening top-up to help keep your smile looking healthy.
Teeth whitening is safe indeed, but it is best to get your teeth whitened professionally as a qualified dentist will ensure that the teeth whitening gel is applied correctly and that no harm to your gum tissue.
If you have any damage to your tooth, this will increase your tooth sensitivity. You will need to book a consultation with Dr Ironside prior to your treatment to make sure you are a candidate for teeth whitening and that there is not another underlying issue causing your teeth to become discoloured. Dr Ironside is a leading prosthodontist, meaning he specialises in cosmetic dentistry and has the tools and skills to ensure your teeth whitening is performed professionally.
If you would like to know more about teeth whitening, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.
Disclaimer: All surgical procedures carry risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.