Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening for a selfie-proof smile

Want to know how you’d look with a brighter smile? Simply email us a selfie, showing your full face (front on and smiling, of course!). We’ll then email you back a mock-up of the smile showing what you could achieve after visiting our teeth whitening clinicians.

If you like what you see, let us reserve for you a fuss-free complimentary pre-whitening assessment. This enables us to take a closer look at your teeth and determine whether the mock-up can become your reality.

teeth whitening

You can choose to have an appointment with a Dentist of East Melbourne clinician who has been trained in one-visit teeth whitening, or you can have a custom professional-grade home whitening kit (that we make for you). Our take-home kits include clear instructions and allow you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. Both methods are effective ways to brighten your smile.

Having a whiter smile will lift the appearance of a healthy mouth. People who like their smile want to show it off & are confident to do so. This is further enhanced if you know your breath is fresh! With this in mind, our practitioners believe in a holistic approach to healthy teeth; if your oral health can be improved in other ways, we’ll provide you with advice as part of your consultation and recommend a package (for example, cleaning or gum health treatments) to fit your individual needs.

Choose from two teeth whitening options at Dentist of East Melbourne – at home or in-clinic: it’s whatever best suits your lifestyle. Both methods are an effective way to brighten your smile. Talk to us to help you choose which option is right for you.

Are you self-conscious about the colour of your teeth? At Dentist of East Melbourne, we see a variety of patients who benefit from our teeth whitening services. Whether you’re after a radiant Hollywood smile, or just a brighter set of teeth, our dental team can help.

The reality is that our teeth darken due to age and lifestyle choices, so naturally our teeth can start to lose their brightness over time. Having your teeth whitened, at any stage of life, can help bring back the shine to your smile.

Because everyone is different, each client requires a different teeth whitening solution. Have your teeth assessed at Dentist of East Melbourne so that we can formulate the best treatment plan for you. We’ll take into consideration tooth sensitivity, lifestyle factors and recommend further courses of action and maintenance so that your teeth can shine for longer.

Teeth whitening is a way to remove staining or discolouration from a tooth. There are a few ways to perform teeth whitening:

  • In the clinic:
    • Done over a single visit in which the gums are protected, the gel is applied to your teeth and the clinician uses an advanced blue LED light to accelerate the whitening process to produce instant results.
  • At home:
    • Scans or moulds of your teeth are used to create a laboratory made custom trays and provide you with an at home whitening kit so you can safely perform the whitening in the comfort of your own home.
  • Other:
    • Whitening toothpastes, whitening strips which may temporarily aid in reducing the appearance of staining

If your teeth don’t stand out brightly against your skin colour, you may benefit from whitening. If you are unhappy or concerned about the colour of your teeth book in with a dentist for a consult and friendly discussion about whitening options and your dentist can recommend what treatment may be the most effective for you to get your desired result.

The fee for teeth whitening can vary largely depending on which mode of whitening may be most suitable for you. A discussion with your dentist about your concerns and a clinical examination will allow them to recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for your case along with an accurate cost estimate.

Your teeth may become sensitive if over the counter whitening products are used or whitening is performed too often. Sensitivity is significantly reduced when using dentist prescribed whitening products and following their whitening guidelines. If you do experience any sensitivity, is it important to stop the whitening process and contact your dentist for a review.

The duration of teeth whitening results can largely vary depending on various factors such as whitening method used, diet, home care and lifestyle factors, such as consumption of tea, coffee, red wine, or smoking. Although whitening does require upkeep, your dentist will advise you on how to help prolong the results of whitening. Our dentists work with you to identify dietary, hygiene or lifestyle factors that may cause staining in your teeth and work closely with you, providing personalised recommendations to help reduce the effect of those factors so you can enjoy your lovely white teeth!

Dental whitening kits provided by a dental clinic contain professional grade whitening ingredients with higher concentrations of the active ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide which usually means brighter results. Additionally, whitening administered under the guidance of a dentist is generally considered safer, as there is personalised recommendations and guidance, proper assessment of causative factors and tailored oral hygiene advice. Our dentists will also help you monitor how frequently to use the whitening kit to get safe, effective and long-lasting results!

After teeth whitening it is important to follow your dentist’s advice to maintain results and avoid staining your teeth. Some things that you can eat include:

  • White and colourless foods to avoid staining teeth
  • Soft foods to avoid irritating gums
  • Lots of water to stay hydrated and neutralise your saliva
  • Eating Dairy products

It is encouraged that you avoid:

  • Staining foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, soy sauce, berries
  • Smoking and tobacco products
  • Acidic foods and drinks
  • Avoid brushing for at least 30 minutes after whitening. Rinse your mouth with water straight after whitening instead!

Whilst these are some generic tips on care after whitening, our clinicians will have a thorough discussion with you on what diet and lifestyle changes you may specifically require making recommendations tailored to you!

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