Teeth whitening at home and in-office

Looking for a solution to stained and discoloured teeth?

Perhaps you have a big event coming up such as a wedding anniversary, landmark birthday, holiday party or first date where you feel your teeth could do with a little more shine and gleam.

Metro Dental offers a number of teeth whitening solutions catering to each individual patient’s teeth whitening needs. Whether you need immediate results from our in-chair services or have a more flexible time frame, your dental team at Metro Dental will be able to guide you through the treatment that is right for you.

What to expect after the procedure

Teeth whitening involves lightening the existing shade and colour of teeth that are grey, yellow or otherwise discoloured.

Having your teeth whitened in-office, using our Zoom! Teeth Whitening technologies , can have immediate effects on the overall appearance of your teeth, with many people seeing results after just one visit to their dental professional.

Zoom! Take-home Teeth Whitening kits are also available. While these take longer than an in-office treatment, they also produce visibly whiter results after a period of time - depending on the shade you want, this can take up to 14 days.

As tooth whitening isn't a permanent procedure the process will have to be repeated every 12-18 months to maintain the shade you desire.

Who can get the treatment?

As whitening involves the use of a bleaching agent, your dental professional will assess your suitability for the treatment.

This will be based on a variety of factors, such as the type and cause of discolouration, whether the patient has gum recession or tooth sensitivity and other dental restorations such as fillings and crowns .

A check up for your dental hygiene is essential before an in-office procedure, as this is where your dentist can thoroughly examine your teeth and gums and determine whether the treatment is suitable.

Alternatively, if teeth are too stained to benefit from the procedure your dentist may recommend an alternative treatment.

Zoom! Technology for whitening

The Metro Dental team uses Zoom! Technology for the teeth whitening treatment, which provides great results while still protecting enamel.

A unique hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel is used for the treatment, with the addition of an intense light to accelerate the process in-office.

With a take-home whitening kit, the patient applies the whitening gel themselves to specially moulded dental trays and wears the trays on their teeth for the recommended period of time.

Zoom! Technology uses ACP or amorphous calcium phosphate, which helps to reduce sensitivity, protect enamel and improve the smoothness of teeth for better results.

Not all teeth whitening products are suitable for each individual and some patients may require a different cosmetic dental approach such as porcelain veneers to restore highly discoloured teeth.

If you are considering whitening solutions to give your teeth an added shine, contact our team at Metro Dental Menai on 02 9543 5400 or Metro Dental Marrickville on 02 9559 3440 or alternatively click here to leave us an online enquiry.