Teeth whitening is one of the most common dental procedures performed in Australia. However, with celebrities promoting at-home teeth whitening kits like Hismile teeth whitening on social media, many people are turning to this method to achieve a brighter smile. Unfortunately, these Hismile kits are not as effective as professional whitening and may end up costing you more than you bargained for.
What is Hismile Teeth Whitening?
Hismile Teeth Whitening is an at-home tooth whitening system that uses sodium bicarbonate as the active ingredient rather than traditional bleaching agents like hydrogen peroxide. It also contains other botanical ingredients, including aloe vera juice and chamomile that allegedly reduce tooth sensitivity after application.
The basic Hismile teeth whitening kit contains an LED light connected to a mouth tray, gel syringes and a shade guide. The gel is applied to the mouth tray, then placed in the mouth for ten minutes per session. The LED light is used to accelerate the whitening process.
It is recommended that you use Hismile branded toothpaste to protect against staining after your Hismile treatment. The Day toothpaste contains a waxy ingredient to create a shield over your teeth to prevent stains adhering, and the Night toothpaste contains activated charcoal to remove superficial stains overnight.
It is reported that you will see Hismile results up to two shades lighter within six days if you apply the gel every day and use the protective toothpaste. However, there is limited evidence as to its effectiveness of Hismile results when compared with Zoom teeth whitening.
Drawbacks of Hismile Teeth Whitening
Only Cleans Superficial Stains
While the sodium bicarbonate is used to avoid irritation to gums and reduce tooth sensitivity, the Hismile system is only suitable for treating mild extrinsic staining on the surface of the tooth.
Not Long Lasting
You also may need to purchase additional kits to keep your teeth stain-free as teeth whitening with Hismile only lasts for two months before you need to use the system again. And if you regularly consume dyed foods and beverages, the Hismile results may last even less.
Expensive in the Long Term
As Hismile Teeth Whitening does not last as long as Zoom Teeth Whitening, the cost of purchasing additional kits as well as maintenance toothpaste and accessories can end up costing you more over the long term.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening has been clinically proven effective to remove both stains from the surface of the teeth and internal staining for brighter, whiter teeth.
At Woonona Dentists, we use the Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening system for treating our patients in-house as it is safe, long lasting and allows us to have more control over the process.
Zoom whitening gel contains Relief ACP, which is a compound that reduces tooth sensitivity during treatment, and we also use a physical shield to protect your gums from the strong bleaching agents.
During the Phillips Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment, we professionally clean your teeth to remove built up plaque and tartar, then we apply a protective shield to your gums.
Next, we apply a thin layer of bleaching agent to your teeth and expose your teeth to UV light to activate the gel. This entire process takes only fifteen minutes; however, we may repeat the process up to three times during a single session to help you achieve brighter teeth in a single visit so you can achieve a smile that is up to eight times brighter in less than an hour!
We also recommend using the at-home Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening system to maintain your teeth between visits. We suggest you avoid or reduce your intake of dark food and beverages, as well as sugary or highly acidic foods as they can re-stain your teeth faster.
Why Choose Professional Zoom Teeth Whitening?
There are many benefits to choosing professional whitening over at-home kits. As your dentist, we have the professional knowledge and experience to know whether you are a candidate for teeth whitening and how to apply teeth whitening products safely to minimise irritation and sensitivity.
Professional in-house Zoom whitening results in brighter teeth that last longer than over-the-counter at-home whitening kits. The process also takes less time and has fewer risks involved as it is administered and controlled by a dental professional.
While professional teeth whitening treatment costs more initially, the longevity of the results and simple maintenance plan can mean that it costs your less in the long run compared with regular use of Hismile Whitening kits.
For mild, superficial staining, teeth whitening with Hismile may help you to lighten your teeth by a shade or two if you follow the whitening protocols and avoid restaining your teeth with pigmented foods and beverages. However, for a deeper clean and a safer, more effective way to whiten your teeth, Philips Zoom whitening results in whiter teeth that last longer and give you something to smile about.
Call Woonona Dentists on (02) 4210 9078 to discuss how professional Zoom Teeth Whitening can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.