Teeth can discolour over time due to extrinsic or intrinsic staining.
Extrinsic surface staining occurs through buildup of plaque, tartar, coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco and other staining substances. Intrinsic staining affects the internal tooth structure, which can be caused by certain medical conditions and medications, fluorosis or trauma to the tooth/nerve
To refresh and brighten your smile, professional teeth whitening is sometimes required
As dental professionals we can safely provide teeth whitening treatment with active ingredients hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. By causing an oxidation reaction targeting the chromogens (stained colour molecules) within your tooth, we can change the chemical composition to brighten your teeth from within. These products are safer and more effective than supermarket and DIY methods.
We offer two professional teeth whitening methods:
1) Philips Zoom! in-chair whitening
Want a bright smile fast, without any hassle? This is the treatment for you!
Philips Zoom! whitening is completed in the dental chair over two hours with the use of an activating LED light to accelerate the whitening process. You will leave your appointment with the whitening completed! We will also provide you with custom whitening trays to touch-up your bright smile at home for long-term maintenance.
2) Take-home whitening kit
We will make you custom whitening trays, and provide syringes of whitening gel to apply yourself at home. This treatment can be administered for 30 minutes every night for up to 14 days (depending on your individual whitening needs). This is most suited to individuals who wish to have more control and flexibility over the whitening process, and those who experience tooth sensitivity as the whitening is more gradual and gentle (while still providing a fantastic end result!). Provided there is no movement of your teeth, these custom trays can be reused for future whitening touch-ups by simply purchasing additional whitening gel from our practice.
For further information or to organise an appointment to start your teeth-whitening journey, please contact us on 3846 5566.
*A check-up and clean is essential prior to tooth whitening to ensure it can be completed safely and effectively.