Do you want a bright smile that you can show off in photos or when you're out and about? We have a simple yet effective solution for you: Teeth Whitening.
Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to whiten your teeth and improve your smile. At Warrnambool Smile Dental, we use premium materials that have a proven track record of effectively whitening teeth, especially those with yellowish discolouration. You can expect your teeth to lighten by several shades in just a few visits, leaving you with a noticeably brighter and more attractive smile.
Your journey to a stunning, head-turning smile starts here!
What Is Professional Teeth Whitening?
Teeth Whitening is a simple treatment provided by our professional dentists that helps improve the appearance of your teeth by making them whiter and brighter.
With so many teeth whitening options in the market, selecting what’s best for you can be challenging. Our teeth whitening treatment is not only safe but highly reliable and efficient. We utilise premium materials that have a remarkable track record of whitening even the toughest dental stains. Get ready to flaunt your pearly whites!
What Causes Tooth Staining?
The enamel is the outer layer of your tooth. The colour of your teeth is provided naturally by the scattering and reflection of light off your enamel in combination with the dentin’s colour (which is located under the enamel). Changes in the enamel along with dentine and stains on the surface can cause your teeth to become discoloured over time.
It’s quite natural to experience tooth discolouration and staining throughout the course of your life.
Common causes of stains and discolouration are:
Use of tobacco
Drinking highly-pigmented drinks like red wine, cola, coffee, and tea
Poor oral hygiene
Too much fluoride exposure
Moreover, aging can also lead to discolouration. With age, the dentin becomes dark and the enamel thin, which causes teeth to look yellow.
Regular brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist can help keep those stains at bay. And if you’re looking for an extra boost of confidence, professional teeth whitening can significantly help get your smile back to its radiant charm.
Understanding the specific cause of tooth stains or discolouration can help determine the most suitable treatment for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists today!
Benefits Of Professional Teeth Whitening
Here’s why you should get your teeth professionally whitened:
Enhanced appearance: Professional teeth whitening effectively removes stubborn stains and discolouration from teeth, resulting in a brighter and more attractive smile.
Safe and effective: When performed by our qualified dental professionals, teeth whitening treatments are safe and reliable. Our dentists use professional-grade whitening agents that are stronger, safer and more effective than over-the-counter products. This ensures optimal results without compromising your oral health.
Customised treatment: Our dental professionals can tailor your teeth whitening treatment to meet your individual needs and preferences. We have a solution for every smile at Warrnambool Smile Dental.
Long-lasting results: Professional teeth whitening typically provides longer-lasting results compared to over-the-counter alternatives.
Comprehensive oral health assessment: Our dentists perform a comprehensive oral health examination. This allows us to identify and address any underlying dental issues before starting your whitening treatment so you can have both a healthier and brighter smile.
Boost in self-confidence: A brighter, whiter smile can significantly boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. It can help you feel more comfortable when out and about, positively impacting your overall quality of life.
Instant shine: You won’t be waiting around for weeks. A single session can leave you with a noticeably brighter smile in no time.
No sensitivity worries: Our dentist knows which treatments to recommend to minimise any sensitivity. So, you can get that sparkle without discomfort.
Even whitening: Our dentists ensure that the whitening solution is distributed evenly across all your teeth, preventing patchiness or uneven colouration.
Quick and non-invasive: Professional teeth whitening is relatively fast and non-invasive and can deliver noticeable results.
Our Teeth Whitening Process
Your treatment begins with a thorough dental examination to check for potential dental problems such as cracks, gum disease, and tooth decay. If you have any dental problems, the teeth whitening process may be delayed until it is addressed and treated, as the bleach used during teeth whitening can cause varying degrees of teeth irritation.
However, if no dental problem is identified, our dentist will give you a prophylactic cleaning. This cleaning helps prep the teeth by clearing away plaque collected between the teeth and on the surface. Furthermore, it helps establish the enamel’s base colour.
Next, our dentist will take photos of your teeth and measure their colour on the shade guide, using it as a benchmark for progress assessment. Once complete, your teeth whitening process begins!
We will use a cheek retractor inside the mouth to help expose the teeth visible while smiling, also known as the aesthetic zone. After that, our dentist will paint a hardening resin or liquid rubber onto your gum tissue. This helps protect against the irritation that the bleaching gel may cause.
The bleaching gel contains hydrogen peroxide. It is applied on the teeth in the aesthetic zone kept for 15 to 30 minutes and then washed off. After that, more fresh gel is used. It is applied for an additional period of 30 minutes. Intense light may be incorporated as needed to activate the bleaching process. Our dentist will check your teeth between bleaching gel applications to determine the difference, results, and whether more bleach is required.
After the procedure, our dentist will remove the retractors. You will rinse out your mouth and immediately after, our dentist will measure the change of shade. Your teeth will become two or three shades lighter in just one session!
Cost of Teeth Whitening in Warrnambool
The cost of teeth whitening can vary on several factors such as the number of bleaching gel sessions required, any necessary pre-whitening treatments, and the complexity of the case.
The best way to determine the exact cost is to speak with one of our skilled dentists during an initial comprehensive consultation. We understand that dental expenses can be overwhelming, which is why we offer flexible payment plans to make sure that everyone can afford the dental care they need. Contact us for further information!
Teeth Whitening At Warrnambool Smile
At Warrnambool Smile Dental, we take great pride in being a trusted clinic for Teeth Whitening services in Warrnambool. With our expertise and dedication to patient satisfaction, we strive to provide the best teeth whitening experience possible.
Expect a warm welcome at our clinic with state-of-the-art facilities and technology. Our advanced tools and techniques ensure efficient and effective results while prioritising your comfort and safety throughout treatments.
Our dentists are highly experienced in all aspects of teeth whitening and only utilise premium materials for your teeth and will work closely with you to achieve the results you desire.
If you find that you’re not achieving the level of whitening you desire, we have other cosmetic dental solutions to help you achieve your dream smile:
Dental Veneers for Whitening
Mask the imperfections in your smile with dental veneers! Dental veneers are a versatile solution that can treat and improve a wide range of dental issues like dull teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, minor gaps between teeth, and more.
Don’t let stained teeth hold you back. If you’re ready to get that stunning smile you’ve always wanted, schedule a consultation today!
Our Principal Dentist
DR. JOSEPH MOON
BDSC. (HONS) – UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE PRINCIPAL DENTIST
We may help you treat other dental concerns if there are issues interfering with your eligibility for teeth whitening. It is recommended to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists, who will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and determine if it is the right option for you.
The results of Teeth Whitening can last for several months to a year. The best way to maintain the results is to avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth such as coffee, tea, red wine, berries, etc. You should also brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Please also keep in mind that follow-up whitening appointments with our dentist will be required to keep the results consistent and your smile bright!
Our in-office teeth whitening treatment typically takes around 1-2 hours to achieve significant results. It’s important to note that the actual time it takes to whiten teeth can vary depending on the level of discolouration, the desired results, and your individual response to the whitening treatment. It’s best to consult with our dental professional to get a more accurate estimate of the expected time frame for your specific case.
While the treatment may cause some sensitivity and mild discomfort to the teeth and gums, this is fleeting and our patients have reported little to no pain during the process. Our team of experienced dentists will make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your entire visit.
In-office teeth whitening is performed by our experienced dental professionals at our clinic. It involves the application of a higher concentration of whitening agents to safely and effectively whiten your smile in just a single visit.
Take-home whitening kits offer the convenience of being able to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. The kits include custom-fitted trays and whitening gel.
While they can help remove surface stains, they are not as effective as our in-office professional teeth whitening treatments. The lower concentration of whitening agents and the one size fits all approach of these may limit their ability to address more stubborn or deeper stains. The quality of the ingredients used in these kits also means that they might not be a safe alternative for everyone.
Of course! You can still enjoy your coffee and wine but moderation is key. After teeth whitening, it’s best to be a bit more mindful of what you consume for the first couple of days. Your teeth might still be sensitive so you may want to hold off on those staining drinks for a short while if you want the results from your treatment to last longer.
We also recommend drinking and rinsing your mouth out with water when consuming any staining foods to reduce the risk of stains settling on your teeth.
Stick to your oral hygiene routine. Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss daily. This helps prevent new stains from settling in.
If you’re sipping on staining beverages, using a straw can help minimise contact with your teeth. If you’re a smoker, quitting can do wonders for your new smile’s longevity as smoking can hinder your whitening efforts.
Make sure to keep attending regular dental check-ups every 6 months. Our dentists can spot early signs of staining and help keep your smile in top shape.
After teeth whitening, some individuals may experience temporary tooth sensitivity or gum irritation. It is natural and often mild and short-lived. Our dentist will ensure any discomfort that may arise is alleviated.
Using over-the-counter products may lead to uneven whitening, increased tooth sensitivity and potential misuse risks. Consulting one of our experienced dentists is much safer and provides effective results that you don’t have to worry about.
Unfortunately, teeth whitening treatments don’t work on dental restorations like crowns or fillings. It is recommended to get the whitening done before getting dental work done to match the colour of your restorations.
When done professionally, teeth whitening shouldn’t damage enamel. The whitening agents used are designed to be safe for your teeth.