A shiny white smile can boost your confidence.
Teeth whitening can restore your confidence in your smile, working to remove surface stains on the enamel or beneath the enamel in the dentin.
There are a number of options to achieve whiter teeth but the right one for you will depend on your individual situation, including your teeth and gum health and the source of your discolouration.
Your dentist will be able to advise the best treatment for you, from over-the-counter toothpastes, rinses and strips, to professionally supervised solutions such as Philips Zoom and take-home whitening.
Your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums before carrying out any teeth whitening, to make sure your teeth are strong and healthy enough to respond well to whitening without causing any unwanted side effects.
It is important that you don’t have any gum disease or cavities when whitening, as this could increase the risk of tooth sensitivity or pain and may cause more damage to your teeth and gums.
If you’re considering over-the-counter whitening treatments, see your dentist for a check up prior to starting.
Most healthy adults are suitable for treatment.
Teeth whitening will not affect teeth that have been crowned or veneered and will not change the colour of white fillings. It might not be as effective on teeth that are internally stained, for example through stains caused from prolonged use of antibiotics at a young age or from excess exposure to fluoride (fluorosis).
We can discuss your suitability for tooth whitening during your initial appointment and if necessary can recommend alternative methods of whitening teeth that cannot be bleached.
We provide patients with custom-made home tooth whitening kits. These use whitening trays that are fabricated to fit tightly over your teeth, preventing the whitening gel from leaking out.
Our dentists can prescribe the correct strength of whitening gel to comfortably whiten your teeth over the course of a few weeks. This method provides you with greater control over your whitening and treatment can be carried out in the privacy of your own home. Afterwards the custom whitening trays can be re-used to top up the results periodically.
Our Zoom in-house whitening system can whiten teeth in as little as an hour. We protect your gums before applying whitening gel to your teeth. The gel is activated with light which helps it to penetrate your teeth more easily, lifting deep-seated stains.
The whitening gel may be washed off and re-applied several times during treatment. Afterwards it is important to avoid coloured foods and drinks for the first two or three days until your teeth have settled down.
At Banyule Dental we provide the most comprehensive range of dental services in the Greensborough area in a friendly, caring environment.
Our emphasis is on patient education and preventative procedures, however we provide the full range of treatment options including cosmetic/reconstructive work, dental implants, crowns/veneers, orthodontics/Invisalign, wisdom tooth surgery and treatments for sleep apnoea/tooth grinding.
Let our dentists take care of your smile