Teeth Whitening Melbourne

We place a high value on our smiles to the extent that most of us believe a smile is an important social asset and that an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. It is therefore natural that teeth whitening is one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile.

Tooth Discolouration and Why It Occurs

As time goes by and we age, our adult teeth often become darker, yellower, or stained. The major causes of discolouration are food, drink,smoking or chewing tobacco, poor dental hygiene, chemotherapy, pregnancy, age, environment, excessive fluoride and trauma, to name a few.

What is Teeth Whitening Treatment

Teeth whitening treatment is the process of lightening the teeth with the use of a bleaching agent. It may be necessary to have other dental treatments prior to whitening depending on how your oral health is as whitening treatments can only be applied to healthy teeth and gums.

Types of Teeth Whitening

There are several ways to whiten your teeth; two most common are in-office treatment at Holistic Dental and the do-it-yourself method, with over the counter products.

Teeth Whitening at Holistic Dental

Whitening treatment in our dental surgery offers faster results than the other alternatives.

Your dentist will first place a shield or a gel on your gums to protect them, before painting the whitening agent onto the teeth, heating it with a light for a few minutes, and then washing off with water. It is best to get your whitening done at our office because although we use strong agents, the rest of your mouth,including the gums will be protected from these materials. Your teeth with brighten up to 10 shades in an hour. We will give you trays to use at home to maintain your results.

The tray fits closely around the teeth, and is filled with a whitening gel. Depending on the strength of peroxide in the gel, the trays are worn for a couple of hours a day or overnight. The treatment could last from three days to a couple of weeks.

Tooth whitening can last from one to a few years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, or how regularly you use a home whitening kit for regular maintenance.