Teeth Whitening Sunshine Coast
Enjoy professional teeth whitening services at affordable prices. Now we can all have beautiful, white smiles!
Get the smile you want
How many photos of yourself would you prefer to delete because your teeth look the wrong colour? If you are like most people, there would be lots. We all want to look great in images, from family photos to selfies on Instagram!
Unfortunately, our lifestyle appears on our teeth; years of drinking coffee, tea, or red wine, as well as smoking, can darken your teeth. Age is also a factor and all of us will notice a change in our teeth colour as we age.
Don’t let your teeth colour hold you back, ask us about teeth whitening! Our whitening services are easy and non-invasive, and can remove years of stain and dark colour from your teeth.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a process of whitening the natural structure of your teeth. Teeth whitening only whitens natural tooth structure and does not whiten fillings, porcelain, or dentures. If done correctly, teeth whitening is safe and does not damage teeth or gums, and can provide outstanding, long-lasting results.
What to expect
Before your whitening starts, we will ask you to choose a movie or TV show on Netflix and give you a neck pillow and earphones.
We will then discuss with you any concerns and start your treatment by placing a cheek retractor in your mouth to hold back your lips. After, we will place a barrier on your gums to protect them from the whitening gel.
Once all safety measures are completed, the whitening gel will be applied to your teeth and an LED light will be used to activate the whitening gel so it works faster. The gel will sit in your teeth for 15 minutes while it works. This process will be repeated 3 to 6 times, but don’t worry, we will darken the room so you have a cinema experience.
Our Teeth Whitening System
If you don’t like sitting in the dental chair for a long period of time, this system is designed for you! The take home whitening system is a simple and efficient way of whitening your teeth, as its name says, at home.
If you decide on this option, we will take impressions of your teeth and create custom-made trays that will only fit you. You will then wear your trays with the whitening gel for 7 to 21 consecutive days or until you are happy with the results.
As in the Office system, using a take home whitening system permanently changes the base colour of your teeth to a white based colour. Your teeth can still stain and discolour over time, but is easier to maintain the white, bright look by topping up your whitening every 6-12 months. Topping up your whitening can be done using your take home whitening trays and gel. Take home whitening trays can last decades if kept properly and if you have had no major teeth changes. You can keep your left-over whitening gel in the fridge if not opened or expired. But once you run out of the gel, just come in as we always have them on stock!
Most of us have a busy lifestyle and some of us just cannot be bothered to wait 7 to 21 days for whitening results. If this is your case, this system is designed to suit your lifestyle.
Having your whitening done in the dental practice is a safe and effective way to whiten and brighten your teeth in a fast and safe way.
Having in chair whitening performed permanently changes the base colour of your teeth to a white based colour. Teeth whitening needs maintenance as the main cause of teeth discoloration is ageing, but it may not be necessary to have the in-chair whitening done again, as you can top up your whitening using a take home whitening system.
We can also utilise a combination of the take home whitening system and the in office whitening system to give you the best results and the smile you want!
Increased tooth sensitivity is common when whitening teeth, regardless of the system used. You may experience such sensitivity during the whitening treatment to varying degrees.
If you experience sensitivity, there are several ways to relieve it:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. Therefore, if there is any sensitivity, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the teeth whitening process. There are several desensitisers on the market to help alleviate symptoms.
There is no permanent damage to the enamel or any other tooth structures by tooth whitening, therefore making it very safe if done under professional supervision.
Most people are candidates for tooth whitening, but again, each situation is unique and it’s best to contact us and ask for a FREE WHITENING CONSULTATION. Generally, almost everyone can have teeth whitening if their gums and teeth are free of disease. It is very important to have teeth and gums checked by us before the procedure.
Typically, you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to 10 years. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results. Opalescence Go is a very affordable way to “top up” your tooth whitening from time to time.
Tooth whitening has no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns or white fillings, so that is why we recommend a check-up before whitening procedures, so we can discuss with you the best way to handle any concerns.