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  • Address

    Maroubra Clinic

    Maroubra Dental Clinic

    Office 1, 822 Anzac Parade
    Maroubra, NSW, 2035

    Parramatta Clinic

    Parramatta Dental Clinic

    The Hall, 356 Church Street
    (Corner of Church and Palmer St)
    Parramatta, NSW, 2150

  • Opening Hours
    • Mon to Thurs - 8am – 6pm
    • Fri 8am – 5pm
    • Sat 8am – 2pm
    • Sunday Closed

Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening is a procedure which can lighten your tooth colour by several shades. This will lead to whiter teeth in comparison to your original teeth.

The Teeth whitening is beneficial for many people and it seems the individuals who benefit most are those with mild to moderate discolouration. It is important to note that certain types of discolouration do not benefit from whitening, as well as certain dental work, and medical conditions, thus reducing the effectiveness of this procedure. These include:

 

  • Porcelain or composite resin veneers, dental crowns, fillings and dental bondings on the front teeth. Synthetic materials do not respond to bleaching products
  • Teeth with gray tones, white spots or discoloration from a tooth injury
  • Tooth whitening is not effective for discoloration resulting from medications

 

If you have any of the above issues, we suggest consulting with one of our dentists before scheduling for whitening.

A major benefit of whitening your teeth under dental professional care is that you significantly reduce the risk of damage to the tooth enamel, gums and teeth structure that other non-dental professional whitening treatments may result in. Receiving teeth whitening from a professional ensures you are getting legitimate products from reputable suppliers and that is it completed by highly qualified and skilled staff. This will reduce the likelihood of complication.

Even out your perfect smile with a professionally applied teeth-whitening option – our Maroubra dental clinic has the latest equipment and techniques to help you achieve the smile you deserve.

Teeth Whitening Faqs

Discolouration of teeth could be because of aging. Teeth become less bright as we age, and our enamel becomes thinner showing the darker dentin below. There are some other factors also such as smoking, drinking red wine, coffee, etc. which can cause discolouration.

Results can last up to a few years but can last longer when patients maintain quality dental health and hygiene as well as regular dental check-ups and avoid a diet high in foods which cause staining such as coffee, tea, red wine, curries etc.

To ensure the best results, you will want to avoid eating any foods or drinks that can stain teeth for at least 48 hours.  These include coffee, tea, red wine, juices, berries, foods with artificial colours, and high sugar content drinks etc.  We encourage you to refrain from smoking as long as possible as the teeth can be quite porous and take on colour easily at this stage.

There is nothing special you need to do before whitening, however, the treatment does work best on healthy teeth free of plaque and tartar so we recommend scheduling a dental cleaning beforehand to achieve optimal results. Stains on teeth appear when coloured molecules stick to the plaque, tartar and surface of the tooth. Having a dental clean helps to remove the outer layer of tartar and plaque that may have built up.

Some patients experience little to no discomfort during the process, whilst others may need to limit the strength and time of the bleaching so as to avoid sensitivity. We recommend using sensitive toothpaste before and after the appointment and if you experience sensitivity after the treatment, make use of over the counter pain medications to help reduce symptoms.

We highly recommend having a dental cleaning beforehand as the procedure works best on plaque and tartar free teeth and will ensure the best possible results. We can schedule you to have both in the same appointment.

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