Teeth Whitening in Chatswood NSW
Is your smile no longer as bright as it used to be?
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.
Chatswood Dental Associates 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 up to 8 shades whiter! You’ll love showing off your new smile, and as we all know, smiles are contagious!
What Happens at a Teeth Whitening Appointment?
At our Chatswood dental practice, we use Zoom! brand whitening. We chose this product for its safety and its effectiveness.
Before we whiten your teeth, we recommend a professional cleaning. This will remove all traces of plaque and tartar, providing a clean surface to work with and the best opportunity for excellent results. We’ll also take impressions of your teeth, which are used to fabricate your home touch-up kit. We’ll also give you a special cream to apply to your teeth in preparation for the whitening procedure and reduce your risk of developing sensitivity.
On the big day, we’ll take a before picture, which will help us compare the results and measure your level of whitening. We’ll protect your lips and gums and then apply the whitening gel to your teeth. A special type of light activates the whitening gel, and the process begins. At this point, you can just kick back and relax!
After about an hour and a half, you’ll be done! We’ll remove the gel and take an after photo. You’ll notice the difference right away!
We’ll provide you with the information you need to use your touch-up kit at home any time you feel like your teeth need some freshening up. If you have any questions, you are welcome to call our practice at any time.
Are There Any Side Effects?
A small number of people do experience some sensitivity following teeth whitening, but this is short-lived and usually lasts for only about a day or so. An over-the-counter pain reliever like paracetamol (Panadol) or ibuprofen (Nurofen) should resolve any discomfort. Avoiding hot and cold drinks for the first 24 hours after your whitening will also help reduce the sensitivity.
How Can I Keep My Teeth White?
Now that you’ve achieved your beautiful new smile, you’ll want to keep it that way! Follow these steps to help your smile stay bright:
- Brush your teeth after every meal (or at least twice daily).
- Floss daily before you brush at night.
- Use your Zoom! home touch-up kit when needed.
- Visit our practice every six months or as recommended for regular cleanings and check-ups.
- Refresh your smile with a Zoom! in-office treatment every one to two years.
Are You Ready for a New Smile?
Teeth whitening restores the bright, white teeth of your youth. To learn more or to schedule your cleaning and teeth whitening session, please call our office.