Teeth Whitening in Chatswood NSW
Is your smile as bright as it’s always been? Or has it grown duller and less white over the years?
Tea, coffee and red wine can all cause a smile to lose its lustre. Certain medications can also affect the appearance of your smile, and tobacco use is another common culprit. Having teeth that start to look yellow is also a natural part of the ageing process.
Chatswood Dental Associates in Chatswood, NSW uses the latest dental whitening technology to offer our patients a simple, safe and effective method for creating a lighter, brighter smile. In just a little more than an hour’s time, your teeth could be several shades whiter and brighter. We hope you’ll love showing off your new smile—and as we all know, smiles can be contagious.
We’ve put together many of our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening below. Please take a look, then we invite you to contact our Chatswood, NSW dental clinic to arrange an appointment.
- Do over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments work?
- What happens at a teeth whitening appointment?
- Are there any side effects with professional teeth whitening?
- How can i keep my teeth white after professional teeth whitening?
- Does teeth whitening work with crowns, veneers or fillings?
- Is professional teeth whitening safe?
- Are you ready for a new smile?
Do over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments work?
There is no end to the teeth whitening products you can get in shops or at the chemist, and the truth is that these products might be able to eliminate some of the surface stains from your teeth. But the whitening gel that is used for over-the-counter teeth whitening in Chatswood, NSW is simply not as strong as what your dentist uses. The whitening treatment at your dentist will penetrate the tooth surface to get more stains, particularly those stubborn stains that may have been there for many years.
After undergoing professional teeth whitening at our Chatswood, NSW dental clinic, many patients wish they hadn’t wasted their money on over-the-counter products. Some found that the results were less than stellar and inconsistent.
What happens at a teeth whitening appointment?
At our Chatswood, NSW dental clinic, we use Philips Zoom professional teeth whitening because we like the results it provides best.
Before we even get started, we’ll protect your gums so the whitening gel only touches your teeth—not the soft tissues of your mouth. Then we’ll put the professional-strength whitening gel on the teeth and use a special blue light to help speed up the whitening effect. We may repeat this process up to four times to help you get the maximum results.
Are there any side effects with professional teeth whitening?
During the in-chair whitening procedure, people at our Chatswood, NSW dental clinic who have a strong gag reflex might struggle a bit during teeth whitening treatment. If you let us know in advance that you are concerned about this issue, we will do all we can to minimise any discomfort.
People who purchase over-the-counter whitening products in shops often report that they feel sensitivity after they use these products. Because we do our best to protect your gums (we only apply the whitening gel to the teeth) most of our Chatswood, NSW dental patients report little sensitivity after treatment.
How can I keep my teeth white after professional teeth whitening?
Refresh your smile with a Philips Zoom in-chair treatment every year or two as needed. It’s also a good idea to take care of your oral hygiene.
Brush twice and floss once a day—and especially after eating and drinking teeth-staining foods and beverages.
Visit your Chatswood, NSW dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleans.
Cut back on teeth-staining drinks such as coffee, tea and red wine, rinsing your mouth with water if you do imbibe.
Does teeth whitening work with crowns, veneers or fillings?
Crowns, veneers, and fillings, and other restorations at our Chatswood, NSW dental clinic are made of materials like composite resin, porcelain, and zirconia. While these restorations are designed to blend in beautifully with your own natural teeth, they cannot be whitened using teeth whitening products.
When we plan a restoration, filling, or a full mouth reconstruction, we’ll discuss your long-term plans for your smile. If you’d like your smile to be whiter and brighter, it’s best to whiten your teeth before we design your restorations. This way, we can plan the restorations to blend in with your new shade.
When we whiten your teeth in our Chatswood, NSW dental clinic using the Zoom! system, you’ll receive a take-home kit made from impressions of your own teeth. With regular touch-ups and a refresher whitening treatment every year or two, you’ll never have to worry about your restorations standing out or appearing to be a different colour than the rest of your teeth.
Veneers, crowns, and fillings are designed to be stain-resistant, so they won’t pick up pigments from your food and drink the same way your natural enamel does. With good home care, including regular brushing and flossing, and twice-yearly check-ups and cleanings, your restorations are likely to last for 15 years or more!
Is professional teeth whitening safe?
Teeth whitening is safe and effective—particularly when completed under the supervision of your Chatswood, NSW top dentist.
The main whitening ingredient (peroxide) will not harm your fillings or other restorations (although it won’t whiten them, either, so if you’re planning restorations, it might be wise to whiten your teeth beforehand). The product is mild enough that sensitivity is minimum while still strong enough to give you impressive and beautiful results.
One of the keys to the safety and comfort of teeth whitening at our Chatswood, NSW dental clinic is that we offer Zoom! whitening here in our clinic. During your treatment, we’ll protect your sensitive lip and gum tissue so that the whitening product doesn’t come in contact with it. Your take-home touch-up kit will be made using impressions of your teeth, so it will fit you precisely and prevent the product from pooling in areas or spilling over onto your gums and lips. We’ll also give you instructions for using the product correctly, and, of course, we are here if you ever have any questions or concerns.
If you are looking to make a change to the appearance of your smile, teeth whitening is often the simplest, most conservative, and most affordable treatment option. Interested in teeth whitening? Don't hesitate to give Chatswood Dental Associates a call in Chatswood, NSW. We'll be happy to see what we can do for your smile.
Are you ready for a new smile?
Teeth whitening at our Chatswood, NSW dental clinic can help restore the bright, white teeth of your youth. If you have an upcoming special occasion, such as a wedding, reunion, or job interview, why not go with the increased self-confidence that can come with feeling like your smile has improved because of professional teeth whitening?
Because the whitening process tends to be more effective after a professional dental clean, we recommend that you undergo the whitening process soon afterward. To learn more about Philips Zoom or to arrange your cleaning and teeth whitening session, please call our Chatswood, NSW dental clinic.