Sometimes a dull or discoloured smile indicates plaque build-up, but this isn’t always the case. In fact, brushing and flossing alone won’t always prevent teeth from yellowing, which occurs naturally as we age.
If you want safe and reliable teeth whitening that won’t harm sensitive teeth, our experienced dentists can provide quick and effective treatment for a brighter, healthier-looking smile.
There are so many whitening products on the market that can cause confusion about what works and what’s right for your smile.
Professional whitening treatment provided under the supervision of a registered dentist is safer and more effective than over-the-counter products from supermarkets and beauty clinics. This is especially the case for people with sensitive teeth.
When you choose to have your teeth professionally whitened by a dentist, they’ll take impressions of your teeth to create custom-designed trays that precisely fit over your mouth. Using custom-made trays reduces the risk of gel leaking into gums and causing irritation.
At Mount Lawley Dental, our experienced cosmetic dentists will:
For best results, we recommend that you’ve had a check-up within the last 12 months and a dental clean within the last month before starting treatment.
Mount Lawley Dental uses Philips ZOOM! Nite White, a specially-formulated gel designed to lift stains and discolouration without causing tooth sensitivity.
When you wear your custom-made trays between four to six hours each night, you can expect a whiter and healthier-looking smile within just one to two weeks!
In-chair teeth whitening uses a higher concentration of whitening gel and laser light to brighten tooth enamel. Results are almost immediate, allowing you to achieve up to 8 shades whiter teeth in just 45 minutes.^
If you’re looking for immediate results, we recommend in-chair whitening and can refer you to our sister practice EVP Dental in East Victoria Park, who provides in-chair whitening treatment to our patients.
^Excludes preparation time. Research conducted in the US using 25% HP Zoom! Kit, funded by Discus Dental
If you’re after a whiter smile and want more information about professional teeth whitening, book an appointment with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists.
Results vary between individuals and may not be suitable for everyone.
If you’ve recently completed in-chair or professional home whitening, you’ll want to keep your white smile for as long as possible. You can maintain a whiter smile by:
If you’re concerned about tooth sensitivity, you may decide to choose a product that is specifically designed for sensitive teeth. Mount Lawley Dental uses Philips ZOOM! Nite White – which is especially formulated for those with sensitive teeth.
It’s common to experience tooth sensitivity within the days following a whitening treatment, however the sensation should disappear within the week.
If the whitening gel comes into contact with gums and soft tissues it can burn or cause irritation. If you have worn-down or cracked teeth, you may also be prone to sensitivity.
This is why seeing a dentist for whitening treatment is a safe option, they create custom-made trays to reduce these risks.
In Australia, all home whitening products contain less than 6% hydrogen peroxide or 18% carbamide peroxide and are considered safe for use at home. A home teeth whitening kit that is provided by a registered dentist is particularly safe for use. This is because it involves a face-to-face check-up to identify dental problems prior to treatment and custom-made trays to fit your mouth, reducing the risk of gum irritation.
You can achieve similar results to in-chair whitening with a home whitening kit that’s provided under the supervision of your dentist. Home whitening kits can whiten teeth within one to two weeks, whereas, results from in-chair whitening are almost immediate.
One of the most common causes for yellowing teeth is aging. Under your tooth enamel is an inner layer of the tooth called dentin that is yellow in colour. As you age, your tooth enamel becomes thinner, exposing the yellow dentin beneath.
Other causes for stained or discoloured teeth include surface stains and internal stains. Surface stains include:
Internal Stains are pigments within the internal tooth structure and occur during or after teeth develop. Internal stains can occur due to: