Teeth whitening has become one of the most common cosmetic services provided by dentists. This is a cost effective, non-invasive way to remove stains from teeth. Staining can occur as a result of consumption of common products such as tea, coffee, red wine and certain everyday foodstuffs. These stains can usually be removed quickly and safely utilising in office whitening or home bleaching systems.
Our in office whitening procedure is Philips Zoom!, which uses light activated technology that is fast, safe and is 40% more effective than non-light activated systems. It can whiten teeth up to 8 shades in just 45 minutes. Not only that, it protects the enamel rather than rubbing it away, softening or damaging it. It also causes no adverse effect on existing fillings or crowns.
As seen on TV, Philips Zoom! is the #1 teeth whitening product in America.
Although bleaching is a relatively successful option for most people, it is important to have your teeth assessed prior to starting any whitening procedure. Unfortunately not all teeth are suitable. It is important to be aware that not all mouths respond equally. This variability can result in dissatisfaction if the patient has unrealistic expectations. Often the “Hollywood Smile” has been accomplished using porcelain veneers or crowns. Whitening results cannot be guaranteed.
Cosmetic dentistry is a buzz word that is frequently used. At Tassie Smiles Dental we believe that all necessary dentistry should be cosmetically driven. We also believe patients need to be fully informed prior to undertaking any cosmetic dentistry that is irreversible. There are treatments today that help dentists achieve a higher level of cosmetics than previously achievable. Most of these treatments have been available for a while but have improved over time. Treatments that are specifically designed to improve overall cosmetics include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Micro – Abrasion – useful for very superficial discolouration
- Varying forms of orthodontics
- Metal free crowns, bridges, overlays and inlays