Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is process of whitening teeth by use of bleaching agents, commonly hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

Teeth whitening results can vary and often has some temporary side effects, such as postoperative sensitivity, therefore teeth whitening should only be carried out by a dental practitioner.

Stains on teeth can be classified into External stains (outside surface of teeth) or Intrinsic stains (stains within inner layer of teeth).

 

Teeth can accumulate stains overtime from:
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Surface stains from daily lifestyle (coffee stains, smoking, tea)
  • Tetracycline stains from associated medications (intrinsic)
  • Dental disease, including cavities, calculus or even tooth decay
  • Fluorosis (excess fluoride)

Teeth whitening is not suitable for everyone as results can vary from person to person, depending on age, diet, lifestyle factors such as smoking, etc. Your dentist will discuss with you expected results and type of whitening suitable.

We also offer early intervention to help patients with habits, such as thumb sucking through the use of Orofacial Myology.

Type of Teeth whitening

In chair whitening

  • Performed in dental chair by dentist
  • Usually one session 60-90 minutes
  • Instant results

Take home whitening

  • Custom made trays that whiten teeth over few days
  • Dentist makes trays and issues the trays along with whitening gel
  • Whitening trays can be worn during day for 1 hour (day whitening) or overnight (night whitening)

To enquire or make an appointment, please call 02 8599 9802 or contact us by email