Quality and professional Dentist Cottesloe
For 15 years Nedlands Dental has been providing local residents and students of Cottesloe and patients from across the wider Perth region with high-quality dental care. Dr Ferguson and his exceptional team at Nedlands dental have continued to have a high standard of dental care and Zoom teeth whitening.
At Nedlands Dental we look after teeth for everyone in our community from young to the elderly. We strive to provide excellent service in a professional, caring and friendly environment. Whether your a long-term resident of the Cottesloe area or you have just moved in, give our practice a call and find out how pleasant a trip to the dentist can be.
Teeth Whitening Cottesloe
At Nedlands Dental we offer two types of teeth whitening, our most popular being Zoom teeth whitening. This is an in-office procedure that only takes about an hour. The second is a take-home custom fit tray and a gel which you administer at home. Teeth whitening is a bleaching process that lightens discolourations or stain of the tooth enamel and dentin. It lightens extrinsic tooth discolouration’s by a chemical reaction called oxidation. There are two types of teeth whitening available; Hydrogen peroxide or Carbamide peroxide gels.
Considering getting teeth whitening done? There are a few things you need to keep in mind before you come to us at Nedlands Dental, or you can talk to us for more detail by calling us on (08) 6389 2711.
What to consider when looking through your Dentist options in Cottesloe
What causes Tooth discolouration – Teeth can become discoloured for a variety of reasons. Some of the common factors can, but are not limited to, general ageing and dietary factors including the consumption of coffee, tea, colas, red wine and tobacco. Other less common factors may include nerve damage, trauma, excessive fluoride and the consumption of tetracycline during tooth formation.
Safety – It is highly recommended before you undergo any teeth whitening procedure that you consult a dentist. Teeth whitening is perfectly safe if carried out by a registered dental professional. The gel used can cause serious damage to your gums and in extreme cases, it can be swallowed and cause poisoning if the tray is not fitted correctly. For this reason, never use an at-home kit that hasn’t been fitted to your mouth by a dentist – some over the counter at-home kits have less hydrogen peroxide making them safe to use but far less effective.
Strips vs Trays – The main difference is that custom fit trays can use a much stronger formula as it has been done by your dentist. However there is the price difference, trays do cost more, but they cover more of your teeth and can use a much stronger formula. While yes you do have to pay a lot more for a tray the results and security of knowing a dentist has fitted the tray to you is worth it.
Who should avoid teeth whitening:
- If you are under 18
- If you are currently pregnant or attempting to become pregnant
- If you are lactating or breastfeeding, are currently undergoing chemotherapy
- Have periodontal disease or gums that are in poor health or in an unsatisfactory condition including bleeding, sore and or tender gums
- Overly sensitive teeth
- Wear Braces
- If you are currently in active phases of any form of general, orthodontic, periodontal and/or specialist dental treatment
- Have decayed or carious teeth
Zoom teeth whitening Cottesloe – Zoom teeth whitening is an industry leading in-office teeth whitening and cleaning method with rapid and brilliant results. This is a dentist only procedure that can produce results of up 8 shades whiter in 45 minutes. Zoom teeth whitening involves the careful placement of barriers over your gums and the application of the proprietary Zoom whitening. The gel and Zoom light work together to gently penetrate your teeth breaking down the stains and discolouration.
Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth 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 actually gives you greater luster and protects enamel. As a result, the Zoom teeth whitening treatment has no adverse effect on existing restorations (fittings and crowns) nor does it rub away, soften, damage or weaken the enamel.
Zoom process – you will need a consultation with a dentist before you can undergo this procedure. The dentist, or their assistant, will prepare your teeth and gums for the procedure. Your gums will be covered to prevent any of the whitening gel from coming into contact with these sensitive areas. Once you are prepped and ready to go the Zoom whitening gel will be carefully applied to your teeth, and the super bright Zoom light will be used in conjunction to aid with the breaking down and removing of discolouration and stains.
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FAQ about getting Dentist done in Cottesloe
Does teeth whitening have side effects – For the majority of patients, there are none. However, some will feel temporary sensitivity (dull or sharp, sensitivity to hot or col). This will subside after several hours of ceasing treatment. Many of our products contain desensitising agents and fluoride to assist in sensitivity prevention. If sensitivity is present, wear time can be shortened or made less frequent.
Can I whiten caps, crowns, fillings, veneers or Bridgework? – No. Teeth whitening will not whiten existing dental work including crowns or caps, fillings, veneers, bridgework, inlays and onlays.
How long will the whitening last? – Once you have had your initial whitening session your teeth will be whiter. However, the consumption of staining foods, drinks, drinks and other substances will cause your teeth to stain again. To maintain your bright, white smile we recommend topping up every 1-6 months by using your bleaching kit 1-4 times.