Glendowie Dental Centre

Teeth Whitening

Is teeth whitening for me?

Glendowie Dental Centre

What is In-Clinic Teeth Whitening?

In-clinic tooth whitening is a procedure designed to lighten the colour of your teeth using a combination of a hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed ultraviolet lamp. The treatment involves using the gel and lamp in conjunction with each other to produce maximum whitening results in the shortest possible time.  During the procedure the whitening gel will be applied to your teeth and then your teeth will be exposed to the light from the lamp for eight to twelve minute in three sessions.  During the entire treatment, a plastic retractor will be placed in your mouth to help keep it open and the soft tissues of your mouth (gums) will be covered to ensure they are not exposed to the gel.  Vaseline may also be applied to the lips as needed.

What is In-Clinic Teeth Whitening?

In-clinic tooth whitening is a procedure designed to lighten the colour of your teeth using a combination of a hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed ultraviolet lamp. The treatment involves using the gel and lamp in conjunction with each other to produce maximum whitening results in the shortest possible time.  During the procedure the whitening gel will be applied to your teeth and then your teeth will be exposed to the light from the lamp for eight to twelve minute in three sessions.  During the entire treatment, a plastic retractor will be placed in your mouth to help keep it open and the soft tissues of your mouth (gums) will be covered to ensure they are not exposed to the gel.  Vaseline may also be applied to the lips as needed.

What is take home Teeth Whitening?

If you are interested in teeth whitening, ‘take home’ teeth whitening offers a professional system that you can use at home.  Carbamide peroxide is used to remove the discoloration from your teeth.  Discolored teeth can have various causes from drinking tea, coffee, red wine and certain foods are common contributors.  Aging and some medications also have to be considered.  Good oral hygiene and being aware of what causes staining helps to maintain and prolong the whitening procedure.  A dental assessment is needed before the whitening system can begin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it damage my teeth?

During the whitening process, carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide breaks down and oxygen enters the tooth.  This bleaches the discolored area but does not change the structure of the tooth.  Clinical studies over many years shows that the whitening process has been proven safe and has whitened the teeth of millions of people. 

Some patients experience sensitivity with teeth whitening, usually this will subside within a few days.  If severe sensitivity occurs, please consult the dentist.  

Temporary discomfort of the gums, lips, throat and tongue may occur and usually subside within 1-3 days after treatment.

How much does it cost?

At Glendowie Dental Centre we are offering the in-house and take-home teeth whitening system at the discounted rate of $350.00

For enquires or to arrange an appointment with a dentist, call us on Ph: 521 2076.

What is involved for take home whitening?

After the dentist or hygienist has assessed your teeth, impressions are taken.  These impressions are used to create customised trays that are fitted to your teeth to give a better contact of the gel to your teeth.  Trays usually take a few days to a week to produce.

When you come in to collect your trays the dentist will guide you through how to use the take-home kit and how long you need to wear the trays for.

The dentist will recommend a course of ten days to two weeks for the initial process. Over this period of time you will see a dramatic change in the colour of your teeth.  

After the initial process, using the whitening system once every few months maintains the preferred tooth shade.