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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Melbourne

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A whiter, brighter smile can make you look younger or just have you feeling your best for a special occasion. If lifestyle habits have begun to dull your smile, restore the sparkle with teeth whitening from Melbourne’s leading dental clinic.

Lifestyle factors, age and genetics can all cause the discolouration of your teeth - which can knock your confidence and affect your day-to-day life. Luckily, rejuvenating your smile and achieving whiter, healthy-looking teeth is in reach with effective, professional teeth whitening treatments from Toorak Dental Studio.

Teeth whitening service in Melbourne
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Choose laser whitening for immediate results

Melbourne amongst patients that want fast, noticeable results. The comfortable process includes a thorough clean, an LED light and the application of a special gel. The entire procedure lasts around 90 minutes and can easily fit into your busy lifestyle. We’re committed to making simple cosmetic enhancements more accessible, and also specialise in facial injectables and gum lifts, to help you achieve your aesthetic objectives.

The industry’s most convenient in-chair teeth whitening

Patients at Toorak Dental Studio expect the best results in a minimal amount of time, from a treatment carried out in a comfortable, prestigious environment. We use ZOOM! teeth whitening, the most effective type of laser whitening, that reverses stains and discolouration – and could make your teeth look up to 5-8 shades whiter. The entire in-chair process is completed in 90 minutes, and results are immediately noticeable.

Teeth Whitening before and after

Are you a good candidate?

Professional teeth whitening treatment has proved its popularity amongst perfectionists around Melbourne, but because high-powered bleaching agents are used, it’s not suitable for everyone. For example, those who are pregnant, have decaying teeth or are under the age of 16 should avoid laser whitening. Book a consultation with Toorak Dental Studio to determine if you’re a suitable candidate.

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What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening as a process is pretty simple and exactly how it sounds - it’s the process of making teeth appear whiter and brighter. Also called ‘tooth bleaching,’ teeth whitening is a dental procedure that can rejuvenate your smile. Traditionally, teeth whitening was done with various solutions that were heavy in hydrogen peroxide and had potential negative side effects for your teeth, but that no longer has to be the case.

If your day-to-day habits have had a dulling effect on your teeth, fear not. With modern technology, you can see immediate and lasting results that will leave you confident in your smile.

The most innovative way to whit your teeth is via laser teeth whitening, which utilises LED lights and special formula bleaching gels to bring your smile back to life.

When might someone need teeth whitening?

Many factors contribute to the discolouration of teeth; eating and drinking habits, age and even genetics can alter the colour of your teeth as you age. If you visibly notice your teeth looking considerably darker, or there are variations from tooth to tooth, it may be time to consider teeth whitening to replenish your smile.

One key indicator of needing to whiten your teeth is if you have any yellow teeth or any noticeable staining when you smile - if you do, then it’s probably time to consult the dental experts.

What causes teeth to turn yellow and tooth staining?

There are many different reasons your teeth may turn yellow or become stained, with the number one reason simply being wear and tear. Your teeth are used multiple times daily throughout your life, so it’s no surprise that they will grow darker and potentially more yellow as you age.

That said, certain things can speed up the yellowing and staining process it’s worth keeping an eye out for.

  • Smoking - as well as the nasty addiction and the damage to your lungs, nicotine leaves noticeable yellow/brownish stains on your teeth from excessive smoking - not that you needed another excuse to quit!
  • Genetics - sometimes it can be quite as simple as the fact that yellow teeth run in the family, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look after your teeth better
  • Wear & tear - as previously mentioned, the constant chewing and consumption of food and drink has its effect, wears down the enamel on your teeth and can cause staining
  • Diet - simple wear and tear don’t explain everything, as certain food and drink in your diet can cause more yellowing than others. Things like coffee, red wine and certain curry spices can cause stains on teeth, among other foods.
  • Accidents - sometimes there’s nothing we can do about them, but accidents happen - and any kind of tooth trauma could affect the colour of your teeth. The same can be said of teeth grinding, which wears away your enamel and exposes the dentin beneath.

Extrinsic staining

Two different types of staining can appear on teeth - extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic staining refers to the environmental factors that can affect your teeth, such as plaque build-up from food, drinks and smoking. Long-term dental plaque can lead to more than just discolouration, as it can wear down the enamel on your teeth and leave them fragile.

Other types of extrinsic staining include tobacco/tar build-up from smoking, when a brown/black stain forms around the neck of your teeth, and tannin staining, which is from the consumption of drinks such as coffee and tea.

Intrinsic staining

Intrinsic staining refers to staining that occurs while your teeth are still developing, and quite often, these stains cannot be removed by mechanical means and may lead to more yellowed teeth as a person ages.

Examples of intrinsic staining include tooth wear or erosion, a continuous loss of enamel, and dental trauma, which can cause discolouration by pulp necrosis, which is essentially the ‘death’ of some nerves inside your tooth causing discolouration.

Treatment options

In-chair tooth whitening

There are many different ways you can treat discoloured teeth, with teeth whitening treatment coming in the form of ‘in-chair’ treatments at your local dental practice, take-home treatments and even tooth whitening toothpaste.

Quite possibly the safest teeth whitening method available is through your dentist at your local clinic. A dental expert has the most innovative formulas and procedures to give you the longest lasting, brightest and safest teeth whitening on the market.

Greater care will be taken to protect your gumline and your lips, as well as benefitting from the constant supervision of your dentist to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.

 

Take-home tooth whitening

If you don’t go to your dentist to have your teeth whitened, there are several options on the market in the form of take-home teeth whitening kits. These can vary in form, from teeth whitening strips to various polishes or gels you can apply to your teeth.

Home teeth whitening solutions remove surface stains on your teeth through abrasion or through the use of chemicals, while others use silica as a way of polishing the surface enamel of your teeth.

Take-home whitening kits can be effective if done properly but are better suited to maintaining your bright and gleaming smile after having them professionally whitened by your dentist.

Tooth whitening toothpaste

Another option that has boomed in recent years on the market is tooth whitening toothpaste, which can remove surface stains on your teeth - though this can be abrasive.

The toothpaste contains chemicals that can remove stains and make your teeth appear whiter, but it’s important to note that only using toothpaste to whiten your teeth isn’t the best solution. Toothpaste cannot alter the natural colour of your teeth the same way that professional teeth whitening can, and continued use may make your teeth more prone to staining.

What is Zoom In-Chair Whitening?

Zoom is a teeth whitening process widely recognised as one of the best in the world, used in multiple countries as an industry-leading practice. Zoom in-chair whitening uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to accelerate the whitening process and activate the hydrogen peroxide whitening solution.

Activating the hydrogen peroxide begins a chemical procedure where the dentin and enamel of your teeth are bleached while maintaining the structure of your teeth for maximum safety and security.

The Zoom in-chair whitening process

The process doesn’t last longer than an hour, but before your teeth whitening procedure, you must have your teeth professionally cleaned to ensure the best results. Your teeth and gums are protected in the first instance before applying the Zoom hydrogen peroxide.

The hydrogen peroxide solution then works together with the Zoom Power Lamp to break down the stains and discolouration in your teeth, with the solution remaining in place on your teeth for 15 minutes with the lamp concentrated on you - during which time you could watch TV or listen to music if you like!

The gel is applied for 3 separate 15-minute sessions, which may prove difficult for people who struggle with their gag reflex and anxiety. Once the procedure is completed, sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste is applied to your teeth.

What to expect after a teeth-whitening procedure

After your procedure, you will be sent home with a special aftercare kit to look after your teeth. At the same time, your dentist will provide you with aftercare instructions, likely involving avoiding certain food and drinks such as coffee, red wine and carbonated drinks.

You’ll also have a touch-up kit that will maximise the effects of your teeth whitening procedure, which your expert dentist will give you instructions on how to use.

Maintaining your freshly gleaming teeth is also important, so you may be instructed to use whitening toothpaste and stick to a sound oral hygiene regimen.

How long will whitening results last?

Every person is different, and the results of your teeth whitening procedure can vary depending on several factors, environmental and otherwise. If you’re a smoker and regularly drink tea, coffee and red wine, you’re more likely to see a reduction in the length of your white teeth.

Zoom teeth whitening procedures usually last anywhere between 6 and 12 months, which of course, you can maximise if you take good care of your teeth and maintain your whiteness at home.

How can I maintain my white smile after my treatment?

You can do plenty of things to maintain your white smile after your teeth whitening treatment.

  • Avoid tea and coffee - even if it’s a vital part of your daily life, try as much as possible to cut back and substitute these drinks as they’re a common source of teeth staining
  • Avoid dark cooking sauce - even tomatoes contain pigments that can stain your teeth, so limit how much you have tomato pasta sauce, soy sauce and barbecue sauce
  • Avoid acidic foods and fruits - Fruits and juices such as lemons, oranges and mandarins can stain your teeth and break down your enamel, making you more susceptible to staining
  • Quit smoking -
  • Good oral hygiene - brushing and flossing regularly goes without saying, and also consider using teeth whitening toothpaste to remove any new stains before they take hold
  • Maintain your teeth - as well as maintaining your teeth at home, ensure you have consistent check-ins with your dentist, and consider touch-up treatments every six months or so

 

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