Teeth whitening is becoming a popular request amongst cosmetic dentistry procedures in Perth. It’s benefit is that it doesn’t require any removal of healthy tooth structure, yet obtaining a whiter and brighter smile. Our Teeth whitening in the Perth CBD can be applied one of two ways:
- Zoom® in-chair teeth whitening system. This is done in a single appointment in our Perth CBD clinic where hydrogen peroxide gel is placed on your teeth and a UV light is used to activate the gel which speedens the teeth whitening process. All soft tissues (gums, lips, tongue, cheeks) are protected from exposure of this light and gel. The effects range from patient to patient, but results are immediate and patients are happy with the degree of whitening experienced. There is usually a side effect of sensitivity which lasts 24-48 hours. Complimentary customised teeth whitening trays are also supplied, together with a desensitising gel (to control any sensitivity), and a teeth whitening syringe to ‘top up’ the whitening at home at any time.
- Take home teeth whitening kit. This involves customised whitening trays and a hydrogen peroxide gel which you would use for approximately an hour/day for 2 weeks. This is also effective, but compliancy is often the issue.
Prior to whitening, we will always want to perform a thorough clinical examination of teeth and gums, take xrays, scale & polish, and Fluoride treatment. This is separate to the teeth whitening cost. Discuss with the dentist if teeth whitening attracts any private health fund rebates.
Contact the team at Perth City Dental for any cosmetic dentistry services or for your next teeth whitening appointment in the Perth CBD.