Teeth Whitening

November 17, 2021
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Posted By: Georgia Sheahan
Teeth whitening

Ready for a Brighter Smile?

Tooth whitening in Brisbane has become one of the most popular ways to improve your smile without any invasive treatment. This is a simple and effective treatment which can be carried out by your dentist or at home. At North Brisbane Dental Clinic, we offer 2 modes of delivery for teeth whitening.

 

1. Take Home Whitening Kit - $399

2. Chairside (single visit) zoom whitening - $599

3. Combo package - $699

To take your first step towards a whiter smile, click here to book an appointment.

Keep reading below for answers to some top frequently asked questions about teeth whitening.
 

Is Teeth whitening safe?

Absolutely, as long as it’s delivered by a registered oral health care professional (dentist or hygienist). At NBDC we use only clinically proven products that has been approved by the Australian Dental Association. Whitening systems containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide such as Zoom whitening are perfectly safe for gums and teeth, provided that it is applied under the supervision of a trained and accredited dental professional. Dentists can use stronger products, are more likely to understand what is achievable with each type of whitening (office-based or home) and can also help more effectively if anything goes wrong.
 

How does Teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening is achieved by applying a whitening agent to the surface of the tooth. The most commonly used whitening agent is Hydrogen Peroxide. In the past, this agent was used by dentists in mouthwashes to treat gum disease and they noticed over time that it also whitened teeth.

Australia highly regulates the use of hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening. At-home procedures can only legally include 6% hydrogen peroxide, but dentists during in-chair procedures are allowed to use up to 35%. Some teeth-whitening gels contain carbamide peroxide or sodium perborate. Both of these agents break down to release hydrogen peroxide.
 

Are There Any Potential Side Effects?

It's quite common for teeth-whitening products to cause sensitivity. Usually this is temporary and will disappear within a few days. The use of sensitive toothpaste and other desensitising agents such as Relief ACP can help minimise and reduce sensitivity if needed. We can also administer desensitising agents to help combat any further side effects. 
 

What’s The Difference Between Your Professional In-Office Whitening Treatment And Store Bought Products?

Store bought products consist of generic formulas and ingredients which may not work for everyone in the same way. Australian guidelines also restrict the amount of hydrogen peroxide in products not provided by dental professionals, which limit the efficacy of the product. Any sort of over the counter teeth whitening product will at best, not work, and at worst, cause damage to your teeth and gums. The benefit of choosing a professionally applied treatment is that it is tailored and customised to work best for you. Our dentists and hygienists are more accurately able to identify and reduce the risk of experiencing unwanted surprises. 

Before you undergo any course of teeth whitening, it is essential to have a dental check-up to make sure your mouth is healthy. Identifying any dental health issues beforehand will reduce the risk of experiencing too many surprises.
 

How Long Will My Teeth Stay White After The Treatment?

It depends. On average we’ve found that whitening can last from 6 months to several years. This is subject to a number of factors such as diet and natural aging. This can be maintained with further in-chair whitening or take-home whitening kits which we provide at NBDC. 
 

Tips For Maintaining Your White Smile?

Now that you have your beautiful bright, white smile, you’ll want to maintain and show off your smile for years to come. Here are some tips that will help in keeping your teeth nice and white.

§  Limit your consumption of foods and drinks that can cause staining and discolouration as much as possible. Or try and reduce the amount of time they come into contact with your teeth by drinking through a straw. These include things like coffee, tea, red wine, soy sauce and curries.

§  Smoking causes heavy staining and discolouration. There are many health reasons to give up smoking, and by doing so your oral health will also see a huge improvement.

§  See your dentist on a regular basis for a professional clean and check up. Having regular cleans will help remove any food or plaque that accumulates on your teeth, as well as reduce the stains that build up day to day, which in turn keeps your smile white and bright.
  

To take your first step towards a whiter smile, click here to book an appointment or call our lovely front office team on 36328100.