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Teeth Whitening in Melbourne

Professional teeth whitening is a fantastic way to brighten your smile. It’s a popular cosmetic dental procedure designed to lighten the colour of your teeth,by removing stains and discolouration caused by food, drinks, smoking and ageing. 

With our in-chair treatments or premium take-home kits, teeth whitening at PMD effectively revitalises the appearance of your teeth in the shortest time possible, making them noticeably whiter and radiant.

WHAT CAUSES TOOTH STAINING?

Tooth staining can be caused by various factors.

  • Consumption of coloured foods and beverages (such as wine, coffee and beetroot).
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Ageing
  • Medications
  • Genetics
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Dental trauma or disease

Why Whiten Your Teeth?

Whitening your teeth at the dentist is like giving your smile a fresh new start. It offers several benefits, such as:

  • Safe Stain Removal: Your teeth can be discoloured due to age, consumption of certain highly-pigmented foods/beverages or smoking. Professional teeth whitening can effectively and safely remove these stains.
  • Improved Self-Confidence: A whiter smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence, encouraging you to smile more often and be your best self.
  • Quick & Non-Invasive: You can achieve noticeable improvements in a single dental visit or with our take-home whitening kits.
  • Customisation: Professional teeth whitening allows for a personalised approach, ensuring you achieve the shade of white that you desire.
  • Special Occasions: Teeth whitening is a go-to option for those looking to shine a little brighter for those memorable moments captured in photographs and at events.
  • Enhances Your Features: A whiter smile can enhance your facial features, and draw attention to your natural beauty.
  • Minimal discomfort: You will experience minimal discomfort during our whitening treatments. If discomfort arises in the form of sensitivity post-whitening, we will provide recommendations for managing it effectively.

It’s best to consult with one of our experienced dentists before undergoing any whitening treatment to ensure it’s safe and appropriate for your specific dental needs.

TYPES OF TEETH WHITENING IN MELBOURNE

Port Melbourne Dental offers a range of effective and proven treatments for whitening teeth. We have two methods to suit our patients’ needs: In-chair Philips Zoom 4 Teeth Whitening treatment and Take-home Teeth Whitening Kits.

Philips Zoom 4 Teeth Whitening Treatment

Our Philips Zoom 4 Teeth Whitening treatment is an excellent solution for smiles that have been dulled by drinking caffeinated beverages, smoking or aged teeth. It uses a carefully formulated hydrogen peroxide gel activated by a special blue light to give you a bright, sparkling smile in no time. Zoom is a popular choice because it is quick, affordable and offers high-quality, long-lasting results.

How Long Will Zoom 4 Teeth Whitening Take?

The complete procedure which takes about one hour starts with prepping your teeth through the application of a gel that protects your soft tissue. Then, the bleaching agent is applied and activated using our laser light. You will go through four sessions of fresh Gel and 15-minute cycles of bleaching to have a combined total of 60 minutes of bleaching time. (A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Philips Zoom whitening session as it will help achieve better results.).

Are There Any Side Effects Using Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening?

For the majority of patients, there are none. However, some will experience temporary sensitivity (dull or sharp sensitivity to hot or cold) post-whitening. This should subside after several hours of treatment. If sensitivity persists, we recommend visiting our dental clinic to address the issue. However, if you already have sensitive teeth, it’s a good idea to let our dentist know before treatment begins so we can shorten or alter the bleaching time to cater to your needs. Additionally, a desensitising gel can be applied which can help decrease sensitivity.

Is Zoom 4 Teeth Whitening Safe?

Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe. Philips Zoom and Pola Day are tailored to ensure optimum safety and come in different treatment types and strengths to suit your requirements.

Take-Home Whitening Kits

Our take-home whitening kits are a convenient and effective way to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home so there’s no need to schedule an extra trip to the dentist.

Our dentists will take impressions of your teeth to create custom-fitted trays that fit your teeth snugly. You are given a whitening gel to apply each night for a specific amount of time till you achieve the desired results. The gel’s active ingredients will break down the stains and discolouration, giving you noticeably whiter teeth post-treatment. They are safer and more effective than over-the-counter alternatives.

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR TEETH WHITE

  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly.
  • Reduce the intake of specific food and beverages that can cause stains, such as wine, tea, coffee and curries.
  • Use a straw when drinking highly-pigmented drinks to avoid contact with the front surface of teeth.
  • Stay hydrated to help actively wash away staining substances.
  • If you’re a smoker, try to quit tobacco as it can stain your teeth and is harmful to your overall health.
  • Go for professional cleanings every 6 months, as built-up tartar and hardened plaque can be removed.

COST OF TEETH WHITENING IN MELBOURNE

The cost of teeth whitening can depend on the degree of staining or discolouration, the need for pre-whitening treatments and the number of bleaching sessions required. When you visit us for a consultation, our dentists will be able to provide a more accurate breakdown of the cost.

Contact Us for a Free Teeth Whitening Consultation

For Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening in Port Melbourne, book an appointment with PMD Dental Care today by calling on 03 9646 5100.