We hate to say it, but first impressions really do count! From your hair to your skin, and from your clothes to your shoes, people are constantly making snap decisions about you. It’s the same with your smile. The first thing that people tend to notice is a dazzling white smile or alternatively, they notice a smile that’s yellow, greyish and dingy.
While we can’t help you with your choice of clothes and fashion accessories, we can help to whiten and brighten up your smile with a Phillips Zoom teeth whitening treatment here at our dental clinic in Scott Street, Liverpool, NSW.
So, what is Zoom teeth whitening?
It’s a professional teeth whitening treatment which you can only get from visiting your dentist. Like most other teeth whitening products it uses hydrogen peroxide to lift stains and discolouration, leaving your smile noticeably whiter and brighter.
Because Zoom is available in different forms and different concentrates, we can tailor the treatment to suit your individual needs, lifestyle, and budget.
How do I get started?
Before going ahead with Zoom teeth whitening, our dentist will need to examine your mouth to ensure your oral health is up to scratch and there is no dental work such as fillings or root canals needed. We’ll also take note of any crowns or veneers you may have. Because these don’t respond to bleaching, it means that any level of teeth whitening will need to match your existing crowns or veneers for a seamless smile.
They’ll also ask about your lifestyle habits to determine whether teeth whitening will benefit you. For instance, if you can only get through your day with regular caffeine fixes from coffee or tea, red wine is your preferred tipple, and you still haven’t managed to quit your smoking habit, then you might want to rethink and perhaps settle for an alternative such as porcelain veneers.
Launch your new smile in less than an hour!
The great thing about Zoom is that the entire in-chair procedure takes less than an hour and could even be slotted into your lunch break – how’s that for a quick fix!
That said, for the very best results we do recommend you book a teeth cleaning appointment with us prior to getting your teeth whitened.
What to expect during your teeth whitening treatment?
To prepare you for your treatment, we’ll start by covering your gums and lips, leaving just your teeth exposed. We don’t want to get any of the bleaching gel onto sensitive tissues as this can sting and cause sensitivity.
The dentist applies the Zoom whitening gel directly to your teeth and then uses a special Zoom light to kick-start the gel and allow the magic to happen.
During this time the gel penetrates the surface of the teeth to break down those unsightly stains and remove them. The gel will be left on for 15 minutes while the light is activated.
It will then be rinsed off so your dentist can check your progress. Zoom can lighten your teeth by up to 8 shades but naturally, everyone is different. In addition, some people’s teeth can be more resistant to bleaching.
The gel is applied, and light activated in this manner 3 times, giving a total treatment time of 45 minutes. Once it’s rinsed off for the final time, you should see changeable results. We’re sure in fact, that you won’t be able to stop smiling!
How long does Zoom teeth whitening last?
It’s hard to give you a definitive answer since it all depends on the particular Zoom teeth whitening treatment you have, and whether you revert to old habits of consuming teeth staining drinks and food.
We’ll provide you with a Zoom teeth whitening touch up kit, so you can whiten your smile as and when necessary to help it last longer. You may even want to invest in a tooth whitening toothbrush such as Phillips Sonicare for longer lasting results.
If you’re not in a hurry for whiter teeth and you’re also on a tighter budget, then we can provide a Zoom take-home tooth whitening kit.
Take-home teeth whitening kits – your smile, your way
This method of teeth whitening involves two appointments. The first appointment will be to take impressions of your teeth so that your custom whitening trays can be fabricated. Unlike the teeth whitening kits you buy from the stores, Zoom bespoke trays guarantee a safer, whiter, even smile.
Once your trays are back from the lab, we’ll check their fit and show you how to fill them with the Zoom whitening gel. Depending on your particular Zoom whitening product, you’ll either wear the trays for a short period during the day, or you can put them over your teeth before going to bed and take them off when you get up in the morning. It’s up to you and you have full control!
While the results aren’t immediate, you will notice a significant difference within a week and in many cases, your teeth can whiten by up to 6 shades when using a home whitening treatment.
Whichever method of teeth whitening you choose; our dentist is here to monitor your results and answer any questions.
If you’re after a quick confidence boost, there’s nothing that comes close to a whiter, bright smile. Are you ready for teeth whitening? Give Scott Street Dental a call today on 02 9158 6393 to schedule an appointment.