On March 20 each year, we celebrate World Oral Health Day as a way to feature dental health issues in Brisbane, CBD. This year's theme was ‘Be Proud of Your Mouth,’ through which the Australian Dental Association (ADA) highlighted popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, including teeth whitening. In Australia, teeth whitening is in demand, with over 22% of adults reporting that they’d whitened their teeth, and its prevalence is on the rise.
However, the ADA also expressed some “worrying trends around teeth whitening in Australia.” The main challenge they identify is the popularity of unsupervised whitening products, especially those available online. Their spokesperson reports that “a high percentage of my patients who’ve tried to whiten their teeth themselves report pain—but when done correctly, there shouldn’t be any pain. That’s why seeing a dentist for teeth whitening is best.”
How Professional Teeth Whitening in Brisbane Works
When our cosmetic dentists in Brisbane provide Zoom teeth whitening, we begin with a complete examination to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy enough to whiten safely. Those with unfilled cavities, periodontal or gum infections, and other unresolved dental issues should allow us to treat them first. Then, we will discuss your smile goals and what you can expect from Philips Zoom teeth whitening.
Modern dentistry has an established scale to measure the tone and whiteness of your teeth called the shade scale. Your tooth colour may be ranked on this scale over two measurements: undertone and shade. The brightest, whitest teeth would be ranked A1 or B1, the first character meaning a brown (A) or yellow (B) undertone, while a shade value of 1 is the lightest.
By ranking your pre-whitening teeth on this scale, Dr Pulvirenti’s team can predict which shade you will achieve through our Zoom teeth whitening service.
Advantages of Zoom In-Office Teeth Whitening
While many teeth whitening systems offered by your dentist have similar properties, you may find the difference in the details. At Edward St Dental, we’ve selected the Zoom system for the following reasons:
- Powerful whitening gel – the Zoom system employs a highly-concentrated formula that is essentially prescription strength. As a result, a team member applies it more evenly to your visible teeth than you may do yourself.
- UV Light acceleration – we use a specially designed blue LED lamp to speed up the whitening process during your treatment. The light activates some of the bleaching agents in the gel and reaches all parts of your mouth. We can even adjust this lamp to be intense without causing discomfort.
- Less sensitivity – many people think a strong teeth whitening gel will cause a strong reaction. Still, the Zoom system uses a post-treatment gel to lessen sensitivity and keep you comfortable.
Where You Buy Teeth Whitening Products Matters
We live in the internet age, and the ADA has found that about half of Australians who whiten buy over-the-counter products available at pharmacies or online. While many things are fantastic additions to an online marketplace, health care products like teeth whitening can be riskier than you think.
For example, the ADA has identified these issues with teeth whitening products sold online:
- Products sold as all-natural containing chemicals like sodium chlorite or sodium perborate
- Insufficient instructions result in too frequent usage and tooth damage
- Products that contain less whitening agent than claimed
- Products with whitening concentrations over the legal limit
Our goal at Edward St Dental is to eliminate each of the problems above by adopting and using a professional tooth whitening product whose reputation is well-deserved. Zoom whitening is reliable, effective, and safe.
Safety Matters to Your Teeth Whitening Dentist
A sparkling smile is a wonderful asset, but if you damage your teeth in the process, your sparkle will soon fade. Our top job is to ensure you get results without sacrificing healthy teeth and gums. The first way we promote safe whitening is during your exam. Many dental issues are painless and invisible, so you may not realise you have a problem until your over-the-counter gel penetrates your enamel and causes considerable pain. Dr Pulvirenti will make sure this doesn’t happen.
The next way we promote safety is by monitoring your during the whitening treatment. Our professional team knows what to look for and may adjust your whitening process to suit your needs. We also apply specialised protective materials to your gums to keep them safe during treatment. And after your whitening is complete, you can always reach out to our practice if you have any concerns.
Learn How to Get Started with Zoom Teeth Whitening in Brisbane
So many of your friends and neighbours in Brisbane CBD have taken advantage of teeth whitening to improve their smiles in a minimally invasive and relatively quick manner. But if you want a safe and effective treatment that delivers results, the Edward St Dental team offers the Zoom teeth whitening system in our clinic. We welcome your call on (07) 3221 5855 to arrange a consultation and enjoy a whiter smile today.