Zoom In-Chair Whitening in Essendon

Some people want a brightening result when it comes to their smile. These people can get that bright smile with an in-chair whitening treatment. It takes less than an hour of your time in our dentist’s chair to lighten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter. 

At our Essendon dental clinic, we use high-strength whitening gels and the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed LED accelerator to achieve optimal whitening. The Zoom process protects your teeth enamel. Patients come to us from all over Melbourne because of our quality service and dedication to patient health, while keeping our prices reasonable.

What is Zoom Whitening? 

If you’re looking to improve the brightness of your smile, the Zoom Whitening software by Phillips is one of your best in chair options for visibly whiter teeth.

Zoom Whitening is one of the most advanced teeth whitening systems available in Australia, guaranteeing the best result possible in as little as 45 minutes. Our Zoom treatment targets stains left on the surface of the teeth from cigarettes, wine, coffee and tea. This treatment can help you reach a smile that’s up to 8 shades whiter.

For the best long term results, we recommend you follow up your visit with an at-home teeth whitening routine. 

Philips Zoom In-Chair Whitening in Essendon Melbourne using the WhiteSpeed UV Laser Accelerator

Zoom In-chair Teeth Whitening Procedure

Zoom Teeth Whitening Consultation

Before any teeth whitening procedures, we begin with a check-up to examine your dental health and general oral hygiene. The check-up allows us to determine your suitability for in-chair whitening and prescribe you a treatment plan to give you the best possible results. It’s important to consult a dental professional before beginning the whitening process because everyone is different. Additionally, the treatment process can change from patient to patient. All staff at our Essendon dental practice will always place your dental health first, so you can rest easy knowing your oral health won’t be at risk during this process.

Preparation for Zoom Teeth Whitening

We begin the whitening process by analysing your current tooth colour and matching it to the corresponding shade on the Zoom colour scale. We then assess how white you ideally would like your teeth to appear. Our dentist finalises this stage of the process by creating a treatment plan to meet these goals, before cleaning and preparing your mouth to apply the Zoom whitening gel.

The Whitening Process with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed

The process begins with applying a layer of the Zoom advanced hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel to the teeth. The hydrogen gel works to break down the molecular bonds of the stain to lift it from the tooth surface.

To speed up the process, your dentist will then shine the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed Whitening LED light accelerator onto the gel to speed up the whitening process. This LED lamp has variable settings that control the light emitted to ensure you have a comfortable experience.

Processing time with Philips LED accelerator

Due to the use of the lamp, the processing time is only 45 minutes long. We complete this treatment over four rounds of 15-minute therapies.

Once you’ve reached your desired shade, we apply a post-treatment gel to protect enamel and reduce sensitivity.

After your in-chair treatment, you’ll receive an at-home kit equipped with sensitive toothpaste made primarily to support brightness and tooth health. The at-home kit helps with sensitivity, potential irritation and extending the overall longevity of your white smile. 

How to know if in-chair teeth whitening is for you

If you’re experiencing discolouration and stains on your teeth, in-chair whitening is a fast and effective way to brighten your smile and restore your confidence. Whitening treatments promote a youthful, healthy appearance and are great for people who want an improvement in their self-image.

Much tooth discolouration can be linked to food and drinks. People who would benefit most from Zoom in-chair whitening treatment may consume large quantities of the following:

  • coffee
  • tea
  • alcohol
  • spicy foods
  • cigarettes
  • certain medications.

Frequently Asked Questions about Zoom In-Chair Teeth Whitening

Does teeth whitening cause any dental problems?

This process is entirely painless and extraordinarily safe while still offering an immensely effective result.

Side effects are extremely minimal. However, in some cases, some individuals may experience some increased tooth sensitivity. This side effect is only temporary and usually subsides within a few hours. In rare instances, this sensitivity may last for a couple of days. This discomfort is not a cause for any concern as it will subside eventually.

It’s important to note that we will address these heightened sensitivities in our Essendon clinic with various products designed to reduce any issues. This support effectively makes in-clinic whitening much safer than at-home kits purchased through online or retail outlets.

How well does teeth whitening by a dentist work?

More and more people are taking non-professional approaches to achieve a brighter smile at an exceedingly low cost. Many people are unsure about seeking out whitening from a professional dentist; they wonder if it’s worth the effort and the price. However, it would be best if you always prioritised the health of your teeth. Seeing a qualified professional in oral health is a much safer way of approaching treatment.

In Australia, dental clinic whitening is far more effective due to the higher levels of hydrogen peroxide permitted in the whitening gel used by professionals. Due to the protective laws created to protect consumers, only dental professions who have gained the necessary years of qualifications and training can handle these levels of hydrogen peroxide. These laws make in-chair whitening significantly faster and much more effective.

Having an experienced team member from our Essendon dental surgery conducting this treatment ensures you’re getting great results that don’t sacrifice tooth strength and health.

Why can only dentists use high strength whitening gels in Australia?

Australia has enacted many laws to protect citizens from potentially harming themselves with harsh chemicals. Hydrogen peroxide is the main bleaching ingredient in teeth whitening products. However, only dental professionals are permitted to use it in high dosages. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) issued a policy to forbid non-professionals from using these high levels of bleaching agents.

Dentists at our Essendon dental clinic are highly trained and qualified. This level of expertise gives them the ability to use high levels of hydrogen peroxide on patients without causing any damage. Our high level of skill and experience will ensure painless, effective and long-term results in just one visit.

How much should a teeth whitening procedure cost?

In-chair and take-home whitening systems differ in cost depending on the individual and their unique dental needs.

At your consultation, we will assess the likely overall cost of your treatment and give you an on-the-spot quote.

Because your dental health is our priority, we often require an oral hygiene appointment before undertaking whitening treatment. Any dental services required before undergoing whitening procedures will be at an extra cost. To obtain your brighter and whiter smile, we require a $200 deposit when you secure your booking.

Cosmetic treatments may not be claimable through your health insurance. Please speak to your health fund to confirm.