Zoom Teeth Whitening in Melbourne
Are you thinking about whitening your teeth? At Freedom Dental, we use the latest Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed technology that can whiten teeth by up to eight shades while protecting your teeth enamel.
Our cosmetic dentists have been providing Philips Zoom teeth whitening treatments in Melbourne and across Australia for over six years, and have been trained by Philips Zoom to deliver these treatments safely and effectively. In fact, our dental spa has been Australia’s largest Philips Zoom provider since 2012.
Find out whether you're a candidate for Philips Zoom teeth whitening and discuss your treatment options by making an appointment with Freedom Dental today. We respect your busy lifestyle, which is why we can schedule appointments during our extended opening hours and on Saturdays too.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments in Australia. It can be used to whiten teeth that are stained or discoloured, lightening them by several shades for a whiter-looking smile.
Zoom WhiteSpeed professional teeth whitening is performed at our dental clinic under the supervision of your dentist. This system has a variable intensity setting that allows each treatment to be customised for the individual patient's needs, as well as desensitisers to help protect your teeth, help reduce sensitivity and improve comfort. In many cases, the treatment can be completed in just one hour.
What does the treatment involve?
Your professional whitening treatment is carried out by our dentists in the comfortable surroundings of our Melbourne dental clinic. After we've examined your teeth and gums to check that they're healthy and confirmed that you're a good candidate for teeth whitening, we'll explain what the procedure involves and what the risks are, so you can decide whether it's right for you.
Before your treatment begins, we'll place a rubber shield or gel onto your gums to protect them. We'll then fit a custom-made tray over your teeth that contains the whitening agent, including the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. This active ingredient breaks down and allows oxygen to enter the enamel surface of your teeth and brighten them. This bleaching process is accelerated using the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, and a fluoride gel will be applied to your teeth afterwards to help reduce their sensitivity.
This process will normally be repeated three to four times during your whitening session, which should last around one hour. We'll help you to relax during your treatment by playing your favourite music or Netflix, Foxtel or DVDs on the ceiling-mounted TV. You may notice results straight away, but it will normally take a little longer for your teeth to reach their full whiteness. We'll provide a take-home tray that you can use to top up your smile if it fades.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening isn't a permanent treatment. We'll help you to schedule repeat treatments or provide take-home kits if you want to maintain your white smile.
How long whitening lasts can vary from person to person, but most Zoom teeth whitening treatments last for six months or longer. You can help your teeth to keep their whiteness by avoiding common sources of stains and taking good care of your oral hygiene.
What are the risks associated with professional whitening?
Most people won't experience any negative side-effects from teeth whitening. However, some people experience sensitive teeth and gums or a sore throat for a short time following their treatment. If these symptoms last for more than a few days, you should make an emergency appointment to see your dentist.
We won't recommend these treatments if you're pregnant or if you have a health issue that could put you at risk. We also recommend that you avoid tobacco and stain-causing food and drink, as this can affect the outcome of your treatment.
Take-home whitening kits
If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home, we can provide Philips Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite Whitening Systems.
These treatments produce more even results compared to other home whitening methods. They're also the only take-home products that contain amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), which helps to reduce sensitivity for a more comfortable treatment.
Our dentists will take an impression of your mouth so we can produce a custom tray that fits over your teeth perfectly. We'll instruct you on how to use the product safely and for the best results. Your teeth should reach their desired shade in between 7 and 14 days.
Book a free information session
Find out more about teeth whitening at Freedom Dental by coming to a free information session. You'll have the chance to ask our team any questions and to find out everything you need about our treatments and our dental clinic, so you can make an informed choice. Click here for terms and conditions.
Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.