Guide To Professional Teeth Whitening | Phoenix Road Dental


Guide To Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most common treatments in cosmetic dentistry. For those looking to improve their smile, a brighter and whiter tooth shade is the way to go. Due to this popularity, many different types of tooth whitening products and services are now available, from whitening toothpaste to high-tech in-chair systems. With more options than ever now available, how do you choose?

At Phoenix Road Dental, we want to give our patients the ability to make the best choices for themselves. We’ve put together a guide to a professional tooth whitening procedure so you can make informed decisions. If you have any questions, contact our friendly team; we’d be happy to help. 

Pros of professional tooth whitening

One of the most significant advantages of professional treatment is that they are endorsed by dental professionals and backed by proven results. Some over-the-counter products may not be as effective or only work because they obtain a very small amount of bleach. Not only that, but these products won’t protect your teeth and can even cause damage. 

Although at-home teeth whitening kits can be more convenient as they allow you to do the treatment in the comfort of your own home, they take longer to achieve results. This means you may have to repeat the procedure several times. Professional treatments offer faster results, and you can speak to your dentist about how to achieve your desired shade. 

If you are trying to decide whether to use a dentist-endorsed professional whitening treatment or an over-the-counter product, then whitening is worth the investment.

The professional teeth whitening process

At Phoenix Road Dental, we offer two main teeth whitening services – in-office professional teeth whitening treatment and easy-to-use teeth whitening kits that you can take home.

The Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening Process:

  1. Before whitening your teeth, your dentist will check the current state of your teeth and determine the most suitable process for your needs.
  2. Your teeth will then be cleaned, and you will receive a guard to protect them.
  3. A gel is then applied to whiten the enamel of your teeth, and then a blue light is used to accelerate the process.
  4. The above step is repeated until the desired shade is obtained.
  5. Once you have reached the shade of white you want, a post-treatment paste will be applied. Your dentist will then explain the aftercare routine to you. 

Learn more about teeth whitening procedures at Phoenix Road Dental.

How long does professional teeth whitening last?

Unfortunately, there is no direct answer to this question as the results will vary from person to person. The results from the Zoom professional teeth whitening treatment we use at Phoenix Road Dental are immediately noticeable and may last up to five years or more. 

How to keep your teeth white for as long as possible

While tooth whitening treatments are formulated to reduce stains (rather than repel them), good oral habits will help the results last.  Teeth whitening results are not permanent, and fading or staining is inevitable. Avoiding smoking, dark liquids such as red wine, coffee or tea and staining foods such as beetroot or berries will help to keep your teeth as white as possible. 

Learn more about teeth whitening aftercare to keep your smile bright.  

How much does professional teeth whitening cost?

Different types of professional treatments will vary in cost, but depending on your private health insurance, you can expect to pay close to $700 per visit on average. If you are considering a teeth whitening treatment, it’s always best to consult your dentist for an accurate cost.

Professional teeth whitening in Spearwood

Want to know more about how our dentists can help you achieve a bright white smile? The team at Phoenix Road Dental are always happy to help. Call us at (08) 9434 1235, or book an appointment online now, and our friendly staff will let you know how we can assist.