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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening

What is
Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a remarkable cosmetic dental procedure that transforms the appearance of your smile by brightening the colour of your teeth. It is a highly sought-after treatment that effectively removes stubborn stains and discolourations caused by things like coffee, tea, tobacco, and certain medications.

Types of Teeth Whitening?

There are two types of teeth whitening treatments available: at-home DIY teeth whitening and in-chair teeth whitening in Ivanhoe.

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In-Chair Teeth Whitening

For your convenience (and if you’re a little impatient!), we provide Boutique Whitening treatment in Ivanhoe, which is performed in our comfortable chair and takes just over an hour. We even recommend you bring some music to listen to as you relax while we work our magic!

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Take Home Teeth Whitening Kit

At-home whitening is done using a custom-fit tray that is filled with a bleaching gel and worn for a certain amount of time each day. The tray is typically worn for about an hour a day for a period of one to two weeks. The results from at-home whitening are generally not as dramatic as in-chair whitening, but they can still be just as effective with persistent use.

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Why Are My Teeth stained?

Your pearly whites may become stained and discoloured due to a plethora of reasons, and it’s essential to understand the underlying causes to take necessary steps towards preventing or reducing discoloration.

Food and drink

Regrettably, some of our favourite foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and dark-hued fruits and vegetables, can leave unsightly marks on our teeth over time.

Tobacco

The use of tobacco products, such as smoking, can result in deep yellow or brown stains that can be difficult to remove.

Medications

Certain medications can bring about discoloration, especially when taken during the crucial stages of tooth development.

Ageing

As we age, the protective enamel on our teeth can become thinner, exposing the yellowish dentin underneath and leading to discoloration.

Poor oral hygiene

Neglecting our oral hygiene by not brushing and flossing regularly can result in plaque and tartar buildup, causing unsightly discoloration and staining.

Trauma

Trauma to the mouth can cause tooth discoloration, as can grinding your teeth or having a mouth injury.


It’s also worth noting that some individuals are simply more prone to staining and discoloration due to their genetics.

By recognizing the causes of teeth staining, we can adopt measures to maintain the brightness and whiteness of our smile. Simple steps like brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding certain foods and drinks, and quitting tobacco use can make a significant impact. Consulting with your dental professional about our teeth whitening service in Ivanhoe can help you determine the best course of action for achieving a brighter, whiter smile.

1. INITIAL CONSULTATION TO ASSESS SUITABILITY (30MINS)

Your trusted dental professional will assess your oral health and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for the Boutique Whitening process. Your dentist will then have a conversation about your desired level of whitening, ensuring that you get the best results possible.

2. IN-CHAIR BOUTIQUE WHITENING (80MINS)

Your dental professional will protect your gums and soft tissues by placing a barrier around your teeth. They will also cover your lips and eyelids to protect them from the bright light used during the procedure. A hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel is then applied to your teeth, carefully covering every surface. The Pola light is then directed at your teeth, activating the hydrogen peroxide and accelerating the whitening process.

3. REVIEW RESULTS (IF REQUIRED) (10MINS)

After the procedure, your teeth whitening dentist will provide you with personalised aftercare instructions to follow, including guidelines for avoiding certain foods and drinks that can stain your teeth.

NOTE:

It's essential to keep in mind that not everyone is an ideal candidate for teeth whitening. If you have sensitive teeth or gums or certain dental conditions, this procedure may not be appropriate for you. Our team at Dentists of Ivanhoe can help determine if Boutique Whitening is the right choice for you and to discuss any potential risks or side effects.

Your Teeth Whitening Experience at Dentists of Ivanhoe

The Boutique Whitening treatment in Ivanhoe is an effective, efficient way to revitalise your smile. Here’s what you can expect during the procedure:

How Long Will My Teeth Whitening Last?

The radiant, brighter smile you achieve with Boutique teeth whitening in Ivanhoe can last for several months to a year, and with proper maintenance, even longer! However, the longevity of your results can depend on various factors, including:

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Your Lifestyle.

Habits such as smoking, drinking dark beverages (tea, coffee, red wine), and consuming staining foods can cause your teeth to become stained over time.

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Your Genetics.

Some people are naturally prone to having yellow or discoloured teeth, and their whitening results may not last as long as others. For example, some people have naturally thicker enamel, potentially making it more difficult for whitening agents to penetrate and change the underlying tooth colour. Additionally, some people can have excessive amounts of tooth pigmentation, leading to naturally yellow or brown teeth. As a result, some people may not see a significant change following professional tooth whitening treatment..

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Maintenance.

Proper oral hygiene, such as brushing, flossing, and using touch-up whitening products recommended by your dentist, can help extend the life of your whitening results.

Your Lifestyle.

Habits such as smoking, drinking dark beverages (tea, coffee, red wine), and consuming staining foods can cause your teeth to become stained over time.

Your Genetics

Some people are naturally prone to having yellow or discoloured teeth, and their whitening results may not last as long as others. For example, some people have naturally thicker enamel, potentially making it more difficult for whitening agents to penetrate and change the underlying tooth colour. Additionally, some people can have excessive amounts of tooth pigmentation, leading to naturally yellow or brown teeth. As a result, some people may not see a significant change following professional tooth whitening treatment.

Maintenance

Proper oral hygiene, such as brushing, flossing, and using touch-up whitening products recommended by your dentist, can help extend the life of your whitening results.

Why Choose Us?

At your consultation, your dental professional can provide a personalised estimate of how long your Boutique teeth whitening results can be expected to last, taking into consideration your individual factors. By keeping up with regular touch-up treatments, you can enjoy a bright, beautiful smile for years to come!

Many of our patients elect to have teeth whitening treatment as a part of their smile makeover plan. The shade of your teeth can be lightened to make it close to any porcelain crowns or veneers you may have. If you choose one of our smile makeover plans, ask our friendly dentists what to expect for your final outcome. With years of experience, we’re quickly able to help determine your ideal solution. Call us today to book in your teeth whitening consultation.

FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions to get to know us better.

Our Zoom! Whitening treatment does not damage or weaken the enamel of your teeth and is a proven, safe and effective teeth whitening treatment. You may feel some sensitivity during and after your treatment but this is usually minor and only lasts a few hours.

To maintain your new brilliance, continue practicing proper oral hygiene by brushing and flossing twice a day. Regular dental exams and routine cleanings will also help you maintain your smile. Try to avoid tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco and soft drinks as they can contribute to staining.

Achieve a Healthy and Straighter Smile

To arrange a consultation with our dentists in Ivanhoe, or for any enquiries, please call our clinic today.