Healthy-looking white teeth are highly sought after, but unfortunately there are a host of daily activities which discolour them. Everyday food items, such as coffee, soft drink, certain medications and even ageing all contribute to tooth discolouration, impacting on the look of your smile.
Our clinics provide teeth whitening services that are effective, safe and immediate. Our pain-free, in-chair and take-home teeth whitening procedures will restore your confidence and give you a reason to smile.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Benefits of Take-Home Teeth Whitening
If you prefer the flexibility of whitening your teeth at home, your dentist can create a custom made kit for you to use at your convenience. The advantages of take-home whitening include:
- Comfort - Whiten your teeth while in bed or sitting on the couch.
- Cost-Effective - Take-home whitening kits are generally cheaper than any other whitening treatment.
- Efficient - Whilst not as efficient as in-chair whitening, you won’t have to wait six weeks to see results.
While there are internet based whitening products available that can gradually lighten the shade of your teeth, these methods are often less effective and less efficient than professional treatments. The terms used on the labels of internet products can also be confusing. Products that claim to “whiten” the teeth may only eliminate debris from the tooth’s surface, rather than lightening stains in the enamel. Products that claim “bleaching” properties must contain hydrogen peroxide or another active whitening agent; however, it is important to note that the active bleaching agents used with professional-grade treatments are typically much more powerful due to a higher concentration. This key difference can lead to dramatically whiter and brighter teeth over a much shorter period of time. Patients who choose professional-grade whitening also have the benefit of a dentist’s supervision to help them select a whitening treatment suited to their individual needs.
Professional teeth whitening can effectively diminish most types and degrees of dental staining and discolouration. Our dentists recommend that candidates address any pre-existing dental concerns, such as tooth decay or gum disease, before beginning a professional whitening treatment. Patients with severe stains or discolouration that may not respond well to bleaching may achieve better results with porcelain veneers which can conceal the colour of the tooth with a thin shell of porcelain. During your initial consultation, our dentist’s will perform an oral exam and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for meeting your unique needs and goals
Under the supervision of an experienced dentist, professional whitening treatments can safely brighten your smile. While it is not uncommon to experience tooth sensitivity during or shortly after treatment, this side effect is typically mild and dissipates quickly.
Porcelain veneers, crowns, and tooth-coloured fillings are not typically impacted by whitening treatments. If you have dental work you are concerned about, your whitening treatment plan can be custom tailored to accommodate any unique challenges for a healthy, natural-looking smile.
Depending upon which method of teeth whitening you choose, the price for your treatment can vary. At the end of your initial consultation, our treatment coordinator will provide you with a quote based upon your customized treatment plan.