Get a Brighter and Flashier Smile With Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening treatments can lighten the colour of teeth by several shades. Teeth whitening products contain peroxide. The molecular oxygen in peroxide breaks down stains on your teeth when it comes into contact. The colour pigments and stains on the teeth are removed, resulting in a whiter smile.
At Joondanna Family Dental, tooth whitening can be carried out easily based on a thorough understanding of what will work best for you. We will spend extra time understanding exactly what you want so we can help you achieve the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Our friendly team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will give you the right result in just one visit.
Advantages of Teeth Whitening at the Dentist
Safe: The safest method of tooth whitening is with professional treatment. According to the Australian Dental Association, teeth whitening without the guidance of a dental professional can have serious risks. A registered dentist can help you prevent sensitive teeth and gum irritation.
At Joondanna Family Dental, your health and safety are our number one concern. This is why we only use dentist-approved whitening treatments that are controlled and will not damage your enamel or soft tissues. Additionally, we have the right dental equipment to prevent your gums from being exposed to bleach.
Effective: Professional teeth whitening is fast and effective. Dentists usually provide teeth whitening that is much faster than DIY teeth whitening at home. Going to the dentist is the best option for those who want a quick and easy solution to their discoloured teeth.
We use the latest technology and products to deliver excellent results in a short timeframe. The active ingredient blend we use at Joondanna Family Dental for teeth whitening is more potent. Over-the-counter treatments may take weeks to yield the same results as the treatments we can produce after just one appointment.
Thorough Pre-treatment Consultation: When you get professional teeth whitening, you get a personalised treatment plan and healthier teeth. We will ensure that all potential issues, such as decay, unsatisfactory fillings, dark stains, and gum problems, are addressed. We can’t just enhance the surface if we don’t deal with the underlying issues as well.
We will perform a dental exam before your teeth whitening treatment to ensure your oral health is in good condition. Before beginning the teeth whitening process, we will first address any dental problems you may have. This will ultimately ensure that your smile is not only white but also healthy.
Clear Aftercare Instructions: After teeth whitening treatment with your dentist, you have the advantage of receiving aftercare instructions. Your professionally whitened teeth won’t last long if you keep up old habits. You should also follow up your teeth whitening appointments with an aftercare routine.
It makes sense that you want the effects of the procedure to last as long as possible before undergoing another procedure. Aftercare is essential if you want the results to last. You will receive aftercare instructions from Joondanna Family Dental so that you can maintain the results.
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If you want a brighter smile, our teeth whitening treatment can help. We understand that every patient is different, so we create a personalised treatment plan for each person. This ensures that you get the best possible results from your teeth whitening treatment. At Joondanna Family Dental, we offer a personalised service tailored to your individual needs.
Some patients may feel anxious about dental treatments. That’s why we offer sedation options to help you relax and feel comfortable during your teeth whitening appointment. Whether you choose nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, or IV sedation, our goal is to help you feel calm and relaxed throughout your treatment. Our team of friendly dentists will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
For your convenience, Joondanna Family Dental is open on weekends and holidays. You can now get the teeth whitening treatment you need without taking time off from work or missing important family events. Schedule an appointment today and see the difference that professional teeth whitening can make. You will be amazed at how much brighter your smile becomes after just one visit with us.
FAQs about Teeth Whitening
Whitening your teeth can be done in a number of ways. Some of the most popular methods are:
- In-chair Teeth Whitening:
An in-chair whitening procedure, also called in-office teeth whitening, is performed by a dentist while you’re in a dental chair at the dental clinic. It is the most effective way to whiten your teeth. After one in-office whitening treatment, you’ll notice dramatic results rather than repeatedly using other whitening methods for several weeks. Dentists use professional-grade formulas containing high peroxide concentrations to whiten teeth quickly.
- Custom-made Whitening Trays:
This method is also called “take-home” or “at-home” whitening because you do it at home under your dentist’s supervision. Your dentist will make a custom tray for your teeth and provide you with whitening gel that you will take home. You just need to apply a small amount of whitening gel to your custom-made trays, and then you wear them each session at home for a specific period of time.
- Over-the-Counter Whitening Products:
There are a lot of teeth whitening products that you can buy at your local pharmacy or grocery store. They include whitening toothpaste, teeth whitening strips, whitening chewing gums, and teeth whitening rinses. They may contain peroxide, polishing agents, and special chemicals that may whiten teeth, but they’re not as effective and efficient as professional teeth whitening treatments.
In-chair teeth whitening provides the fastest results. Most patients will see results immediately after the procedure. Results are usually evident within 24 hours. A take-home system will begin delivering results in about a week, with maximum results occurring within two to four weeks. Over-the-counter products may take up to two months to begin showing results.
One In-chair teeth whitening session usually lasts for one hour. Once it is determined that you are a suitable candidate for teeth whitening, our dentist will clean the surfaces of your teeth, making sure there are no plaque and other debris stuck. Then, we will polish your teeth and place a barrier to protect your gums from the potent whitening product. We will apply our teeth whitening solution to your teeth and activate it with a special light to speed up the entire process. To ease discomfort, a sensitive-reducing gel will be applied. You will also receive detailed aftercare instructions to ensure your freshly whitened teeth last a long time.
At-home teeth whitening products can help you maintain your professionally whitened teeth. However, please consult your dentist before using them. Using take-home whitening kits without a dentist’s guidance is not recommended.
Teeth whitening is generally considered safe. However, there are risks and side effects involved.
- There is a possibility of temporary tooth sensitivity. Your dentist may prescribe a desensitising gel to alleviate discomfort.
- The whitening product can cause gum irritation and redness if it comes into contact with your gums. These effects will, however, eventually disappear.
Aftercare is necessary to maintain your professionally whitened teeth. Occasionally, teeth stains return, or they even resist treatment. After teeth whitening, your teeth are susceptible to discolouration and staining. How long your teeth-whitening results last is determined by what you do after treatment, especially in the first 48 hours.
- Coffee, red wine, and other coloured beverages can stain your teeth.
- There are also a variety of foods that can discolour teeth after teeth whitening. Among these are dark-coloured sauces and spices, and highly pigmented fruits, vegetables, and berries.
- The bleach used in teeth whitening slightly weakens the tooth enamel. Foods and drinks with a high acid content, like citrus fruits and pickled foods, can further weaken your enamel. This can cause even greater sensitivity and a higher risk of re-staining. To avoid discolouration and further discomfort, refrain from eating acidic foods for at least 48 hours following teeth whitening.
- Smoking or chewing tobacco is another major cause of discolouration and staining of teeth. Avoid using tobacco products after teeth whitening to keep them from re-staining.
- Too much bleaching can also cause discolouration. The outer layers of enamel may be worn away by the bleaching gel’s hydrogen peroxide agent, exposing the dentin and soft tissue underneath. As dentin is a naturally darker colour than enamel, this results in discolouration after treatment. Before you have another whitening treatment, talk to your dentist to see if enough time has passed since your last one.
Teeth whitening costs vary according to individual circumstances and desired results. Depending on your situation, you may need just one or several treatments. In-chair whitening normally costs around $800, but keep an eye out for our whitening specials.
Our dental team at Joondanna Family Dental will be happy to provide you with an accurate quote during your teeth whitening treatment consultation.