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Brisbane Dentist - excellence in general and aesthetic dentistry with Drs Amy Daley, Leila Haywood, UQ graduates with 20 years of experience in Spring Hill, Brisbane

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ZOOM TEETH WHITENING

Leila Haywood

There are many daily factors that contribute to the discolouration of our teeth; black tea, coffee and red wine to name a few. We have the technology available to almost erase the ageing look that yellowing teeth can give, in a fast and usually pain free way.  Clinical studies show that the Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment results in an average improvement of 8+ shades whiter to refresh and renew your smile.

Before your appointment, a consultation allows you to have the answers to all your questions, and to ensure you are a suitable candidate for whitening. If you are interested in moving forward with the treatment, one of our dentists will examine your teeth and gums to ensure that they are healthy and ready for whitening at that time. During your Zoom Whitespeed appointment the Zoom gel and blue light treatment work to whiten the teeth to their optimal brightness,  while you relax and watch a movie.

 

HOW WHITE IS WHITE

Clinical studies indicate that Zoom Whitespeed has been able to achieve, on average, 8+ shades whiter. The results will vary as everyone's teeth respond a little differently, but in virtually all cases, the results are dramatic. Ultimately, the goal will be to achieve your optimum, natural whiteness. During your first consultation for teeth whitening, your dentist and dental hygienist will go over what you can expect for your teeth.

Some enhanced results may also be achieved when teeth whitening materials are additionally used at home over a week, or so. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth, the brand of material that is used, the duration of time that the system is used and the way that the material or system is administered by your dental professional. 

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HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST

The long term results depend primarily on the individual. After having Zoom Whitespeed, the fresh, whiter appearance can last for years. Certain habits, such as smoking, drinking a lot of coffee, tea, soft drinks, and infrequent visits to the dentist for regular cleaning can work against the longevity of the result . Some people like to revisit the Zoom Whitening treatment at around the 2 to 3 year mark.

We provide a safe and effective way to dramatically whiten teeth with professional Zoom in office tooth whitening treatment. 

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Sports products and oral health

Leila Haywood

Thinning enamel makes teeth more vulnerable to decay

Thinning enamel makes teeth more vulnerable to decay

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Tooth decay and erosion are on the rise. At least part of this disease process is thought to be due to the increasing use of specialised sports products designed to proved nutirents and fluid during exercise. Many of these are high in carbohydrates for readily available energy and electrolytes, however many have acidic ingredients to alter the taste or prolong the shelf life. Of course the combination of sugar and acidicity is damaging to the teeth.  Sports products have been used by athletes for a long time to add to fuel stores and to promote rapid recovery of glycogen stores following exercise, but in the last few year they have been heavily marketed to he general public, and of particular concern, is their regular use by children ⚠️

 

 

Important points: 

🍭 main ingredients are carbohydrates -> sugar!  

-  Acidity is 2.4 - 4:5 

⚠️ when dehydrated the saliva dries up, and makes the teeth vulnerable to attack by sugars and acids

⚠️ rinsing a mouthguard in sports drink allows the damaging acids and sugars to pool around the teeth  

😷 people are using these as fuelling mouth rinses for short duration physical activity because it is thought that carbohydrates message the brain to delay fatigue.

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⚠️ workout supplements are promoted as an anabolic or muscle building possibility in resistance training. They are usually protein with small amounts of carbohydrate and other things like caffeine, creatine.  Most have citric or malic acid added for flavour which is damaging to the teeth. 

 

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Sports gels or lollies are easy to digest and carry, and of course the trouble occurs because they are highly concentrated sources of sugar, with many containing acid to alter the taste or to prolong the shelf life.  

 

When cosumed with sports drinks, the combination is disastrous. 

 

Some tips: 

 

💧 drink tap water for low intensity training and always for children. 

⚠️ Use sports drinks and supplements with extreme caution. 

😷 Calcium in foods might help to counteract some of the damage, and help in recovery.

 ⚠️ avoid rinsing moth guards with sports drink

💦 drink lots of water to ensure that the saliva is healthy. 

🍋 avoid acidic foods or beverages before bed

⭐️ seek the assistance of an accredited sports dietician if necessary  

⭐️ 6 monthly preventive care appointments with your dentist and dental hygienist  

 

 

 

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Sugar Intake

Leila Haywood

Source: Women's Health  

Source: Women's Health  

How to keep your teeth and waist line healthy!! Sugar intake is the KEY for healthy teeth!! Did you know that tooth decay affects up to 92% of adults?

Make sure you're aware of these 56 other names of sugar which could be causing you tooth decay!  

Need help keeping your teeth and gums healthy, give us a call today.... 

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