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Teeth Whitening FAQ

What causes teeth to turn Yellow?

Most causes of tooth discolouration fall into two main categories: extrinsic and intrinsic stains.  Extrinsic stains are those that affect the surface of the enamel, which is the outermost layer of a tooth. These stains can typically be removed or corrected through professional dental scaling and polishing and/or dental whitening. Intrinsic stains however are those that affect the underlying tooth structure know as dentine. These stains are generally more difficult to remove. There are several reasons teeth become discoloured however lifestyle plays a big part in the yellowing process.  Individuals who smoke or chew tobacco, drink coffee and/or tea are generally more susceptible to discolouration. However, genetics, environment, age and even some medications can have an impact on the whiteness of your smile.

What is Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening?

Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening is a professional dental product available only to appropriately qualified and registered dental professionals as displayed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This means individuals offering Philips Zoom! dental whitening will possess a bachelor’s degree or diploma within the dental field. Philips Zoom! is procedure designed to change the natural colour of your teeth to a lighter, brighter, whiter, and more youthful shade. Philips Zoom! accomplishes this with Advanced blue LED light-accelerated whitening process. Which delivers dramatic results in minimal time. In 45 minutes, your teeth could be up to 8 shades whiter, reversing stains from food and drinks, ageing, even discolouration from some types of medication..

Is Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening Safe?

Achieving that whiter, cleaner smile is something everyone strives to achieve. After all, a whiter smile can lead to improved confidence, a more outgoing personality, and better happiness overall. However, there is a lot to worry about when it comes to the safety of teeth whitening. Does teeth whitening damage the enamel? Is it bad for your teeth? Are whitening kits safe?

The answer is simple: If you’re following the recommendation of a dentist or dental practitioner, teeth whitening is safe. The most effective and safest way to whiten your teeth is with a dental professional administered whitening procedure.  Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening is manufactured in the USA, with the highest quality control.

Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that teeth whitening under the supervision of a Zoom trained, and accredited dentist not only gives you the whitest teeth, it's also very safe. Zoom is the only whitening formula that contains relief ACP, which gives you greater lustre and protects enamel. As a result, Zoom teeth whitening has no adverse effect on existing restorations (fillings or crowns) nor does it rub away, soften, damage or weaken the enamel.

Are There Any Potential Side Effects?

Immediately after in-office teeth whitening treatment, some individuals may experience minor and temporary tooth sensitivity. In short cold foods may feel colder the day after your whitening session. These symptoms however will usually disappear within one to three days after the treatment and are not a cause for concern. Sensitivity is experienced on an individual basis; some may experience it more than others. While every precaution is taken to minimise this risk, it is a possibility that mild discomfort may occur. If your concerned or worried speak to one of Smiles by Natasha’s dental professionals and they will be able to help alleviate any concerns, you may have.

What options are available for teeth whitening?

There are several products available for teeth whitening ranging from professional teeth whitening treatments, typically performed in a dental surgery, to over-the-counter whitening toothpastes and strips. Professionally prescribed whitening treatments from Philips Zoom! can give you a smile up to 8 shades whiter and can take place in-office or use a take home teeth whitening kit. The first step is a consultation with your Smiles by Natasha dental professional.

What’s The Difference Between Your Professional In-Office Whitening Treatment and Over-The-Counter Solutions?

Not all teeth whitening products are created equally. Currently the Australian Dental Association the peak regulatory body for dental professionals in Australia limits the concentration of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide (active ingredient) to 6% or 18% unless an appropriate and recognised qualification in dental is held. Meaning that under Australian Law only a dental professional can use or prescribe higher concentrations. Therefore, individuals or businesses without an appropriate qualified dental professional claiming to provide dentist quality whitening products are NOT! These businesses and/or individuals are instead performing whitening procedures with Hydrogen Peroxide and Carbamide Peroxide at concentrations lower than those provided in the take-home whitening kits available at Smiles by Natasha.

Other than a difference in concentration levels of active ingredients, professional teeth whitening, and over-the-counter kits differ in procedure. At Smiles by Natasha your mouth and gums are protected using products specifically designed by Philips Zoom! with safety in mind. In addition, our take-home kits utilise custom made whitening trays are moulded to the natural contour of your teeth and gums. This ensures that the bleaching gel is only kept in contact with your teeth and away from your gums.

How long do results last?

Philips Zoom! teeth whitening treatments provided at Smiles by Natasha are formulated to give you long-lasting results, however the results may vary depending on the type of whitening you opt for. Lifestyle choices such as smoking or drinking drinks that stain teeth, will make them yellow again over time. However, the good news is that Philips Zoom! in-office whitening can be completed every six to twelve months to keep that smile looking whiter and brighter for longer. Philips Zoom! take-home whitening options can provide a good alternative to counteracting lifestyle choices after in-office bleaching. NiteWhite and DayWhite the Philips Zoom! at-home options can be completed from the comfort of your own home, ensuring that newly bright, white smile stays that way for years to come.

Is teeth whitening worth it?

Unfortunately, there’s no yes or no answer to the question of “should I whiten my teeth?” Teeth whitening is generally a cosmetic procedure that doesn’t affect your overall health. For some, this is reason to not bother.

For others, it can drastically improve their quality of life. Whiter teeth can make people more likely to smile, laugh, and live life to the fullest. 

If you decide to whiten your teeth, speak to your Smiles by Natasha dental professional first so that they can help you get the pearly whites you’ve always dreamed of.    

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