Teeth Whitening Near Mt. Lawley
Looking for a way to get that bright smile you've always wanted? Teeth whitening at Maylands Dental Centre can be your ticket to achieving the dazzling white smile you've been dreaming of.
Look Younger and Achieve Brighter Teeth With Our Teeth Whitening Treatment
You have stained teeth that make you want to hide your smile, especially in public. Indeed, dealing with tooth discolouration can be challenging as it can make you look a bit old. Other than that, it makes you look like you you’re not practising good oral hygiene.
It’s no secret that a white smile is often attractive and healthy. At the same time, there is a great variety of teeth whitening treatments on the market nowadays. But it can be overwhelming to choose– maybe you don’t have an idea which works for you, or you don’t want to go through the hassle of doing it at home.
Professional teeth whitening is designed to reduce tooth stains that make your teeth look yellow and dull. It aims to lighten their colour to make it seem brighter, resulting in a beautiful smile, giving you that new look younger.
The dentists in Maylands Dental Centre use high concentration yet gentle bleaching agents. It may contain hydrogen peroxide, which penetrates the tooth layer to target discolouration. You’ll notice a two to three shades difference in your teeth in a few visits. During a consultation, we will assess your teeth and gums to determine whether teeth whitening is the right action for your case.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Dentists use bleaching solutions to whiten teeth professionally, usually containing peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is a true bleaching agent. In contrast, carbamide peroxide breaks down that turns into hydrogen peroxide. These ingredients penetrate the enamel and break up any stains or discolouration that may be present on your teeth.
It is the same ingredient you’ll find in over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Although, it’s essential to note that their amount of usage or concentration differs significantly. Professional methods can lighten the teeth in a faster way than other alternatives.
In-chair teeth whitening may take one to three hours to complete. Depending on the ideal shade you want to achieve and the product used. In Maylands Dental Centre, we usually opt for premium teeth whitening products. Here is the standard process of teeth whitening procedure:
- Initial consultation. Your dentist will review your dental x-rays and check for any decay or infection. Otherwise, such issues may be adversely affected by teeth whitening. Moreover, this step can determine whether or not you are a good candidate for teeth whitening.
- Professional cleaning and polishing. Next, we will remove all the debris and leave your teeth clean and ready for whitening. We commonly use pumice to eliminate unwanted food particles. This can be performed separately, because gums can be sensitive to manage straight after a professional clean.
- Coating of the whitening solution. The dentist will use a retractor to isolate your lips and a gel protector to cover your gums. So the only part of your mouth exposed is your teeth. The next step is to apply the whitening solution to each tooth. We will leave it on for up to an hour, then re-application may be necessary, depending on how stained your teeth are. We may also use a special light to activate the ingredient.
You may experience sensitive teeth after a teeth whitening treatment. It may occur due to the active ingredient that lightens the teeth’ colour. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be able to manage it as well as by avoiding hot or cold foods and drinks.
The gel in the whitening process can cause discomfort if it touches the gums, but experienced dentists know how to avoid it. They will minimise the risk of the solution being in contact with your gums and other soft tissues. The dentist will also provide aftercare instructions to help keep your gums healthy and maintain your new whitened teeth.
Taking care of the results of your teeth whitening treatment is important. We highly recommend maintaining good dental hygiene to prevent food debris that can cause plaque buildup. It would also help if you visited the dentist at least twice per year. This way, they could check your oral health and advise if you need touch-ups or cleaning.
When enjoying your meals, try to limit highly pigmented foods and drinks. Or at least clean your teeth right away to avoid pigments staying on your teeth. Unless you eat something acidic, if that’s your case, wait until 30 minutes before brushing. Take our advice to use a straw when drinking dark-coloured beverages.
In addition, cigarette smoking or chewing tobacco products can increase your chance of staining your teeth. It may be the time to quit, keep yourself healthy and maintain your new whitened teeth.
The cost of in-chair teeth whitening varies greatly because of different factors. But the average price may range from $200 to $260 per tooth. In contrast, take-home teeth whitening kits can cost between $400 and $610. The kit includes the gel solution and customised trays. We suggest consulting the dentist to learn more about the actual estimation of the procedure. At Maylands Dental Centre, we have flexible financing options to help you get the treatment you deserve.