Bright white teeth are the ultimate finishing touch to any dental procedure, leaving you excited to show off your new smile. 

At Scott Street Dental Care, we offer a range of cosmetic dental procedures such as professional teeth whitening treatments in our practice. Patients can choose to benefit from a new white smile following another dental procedure or to profit from a confidence-boost leading up to an important event. 

Before coming in to whiten your teeth, it is important to learn more about professional teeth whitening, the procedure, its duration, and its cost, so you know exactly what to expect.  

How long does professional teeth whitening last?

The exact duration of your professional teeth whitening treatment will largely depend on your daily habits. If you tend to consume brightly coloured food and drinks or smoke, the whitening effect will start to fade quicker. 

Professional teeth whitening’s effects can last from a few months up to a full calendar year.

To extend the white appearance of your teeth, refrain from consuming foods and drinks that could stain your teeth, like coffee, tea, red wine, and cola drinks. Stop smoking, as it will keep your teeth white and benefit your overall oral health. 

Scheduling regular cleanings with our dental hygienist, in addition to practising a great oral hygiene routine at home are other excellent methods to maintain your smile’s bright white shade. 

If you start to notice that your teeth are beginning to yellow, call our practice to schedule a touch-up or to order a take-home kit. Many of our patients choose to touch up the professional results every 4-6 months to maintain their bright smile.

Professional teeth whitening at Scott Street Dental

At Scott Street Dental, we offer all our patients two different Zoom! Whitening treatments: in-chair and trays to use at home. 

Zoom! In-chair

In-chair professional teeth whitening treatments by Zoom! provide immediate results so you can leave our practice with a new and improved beaming smile. 

The Zoom! In-chair procedure is as follows:

  1. Our dentist covers your teeth and soft gum tissue.
  2. Zoom! hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to your teeth.
  3. The gel is activated with a blue light to release oxygen molecules which enter into the deeper layers of your teeth to remove staining.
  4. The gel remains on your teeth for 15 minutes.
  5. This process is repeated three times for an overall treatment period of 45 minutes.
  6. Following the treatment, our dentist will apply a fluoride paste to reduce sensitivity.
  7. Finally, your dentist will provide you with a take-home touch-up kit and go over all the instructions with you. 

Zoom! take-home kits 

If you are worried about teeth sensitivity issues, the take-home kits created by Zoom! may be a better option. 

Zoom! at-home kits include custom-made plastic trays which conform to your teeth perfectly. Since the trays mould to your teeth, the whitening gel should only touch the surface of your teeth and not irritate your gums. 

Wear your trays between 30 minutes and 1 hour every single day for 1-2 weeks if you are using the DayWhite formula. For the NightWhite formula, you will need to wear your trays and the accompanying gel for 2-4 hours every day. 

When you receive your trays, your dentist will give you more detailed information and instructions based on your current tooth shade and the brightness you wish to achieve. 

How much does professional teeth whitening cost?

First and foremost, the final price will depend on which treatment option you choose. Unsure of which would be best suited to your smile? Our dental team is always happy to provide more detailed information. 

Your current dental health also factors into the final treatment price. Restorations like fillings will have to be taken care of before undertaking a teeth whitening procedure.  

For more information or to book your teeth whitening consultation, call Scott Street Dental Care on (02) 9158 6393.