Here at Hains Dental, we receive lots of calls regarding teeth whitening.
Gold Coast Dental Services
People have many questions ….. so if you want to get your questions answered and teeth whitened then contact us today.
Teeth whitening or Tooth Bleaching treatments are ideal for patients who have healthy, unrestored teeth and would like to have a whiter, brighter smile. Tooth whitening is an option which will improve your smile, can be achieved quickly and is very affordable. Before undergoing whitening your teeth should be checked and assessed by a dentist.
Teeth whitening, the most common cosmetic dental procedure?
Because it’s affordable and it gets results!
We offer a free teeth whitening consultations for all new and existing patients whenever you are in the surgery for an appointment. This consultation will give you all the facts about how the whitening process works so that you can choose the right bleaching method for you! Dentists are the only people trained and qualified to make an accurate assessment of your teeth and gums and your individual suitability for whitening treatment.
Why people typically get their teeth whitened or teeth bleached ?
Anyone wanting a brighter whiter smile
Before getting veneers
Mothers of the Bride
Before School Reunions
Before looking for new employment
Before job interviews
Before any significant event when you want to look your best
Improve Self Esteem – Just to fell better about yourself
It’s just like getting your nails or hair done we all like to look our best.
Teeth Whitening Results ?
Results are different for all patients. Our patients say that there teeth are visually whiter and that they have a brighter smile after treatment. For best results teeth should be cleaned and scaled by the dentist prior to the bleaching process.
How long does tooth whitening last?
Teeth whitening or beaching will last different amounts of time depending on each individual patient. Exposure to foods, drinks (especially coffee, tea and red wines), smoking etc will gradually stain teeth over time. You may want to periodically bleach your teeth. After an initial treatment, most people do touch ups about once every 12 months to 2 years.
How to maintain your new brighter whiter smile?
Brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
Floss your teeth daily
Drink water throughout the day
Consume a sensible diet
Visit your dentist regularly for a professional cleans
Avoid foods which stain your teeth: herbal and black tea, coffee, red wine, spicy foods like curries
At Hains Dental use “Poladay” for teeth whitening because:
Poladay is Affordable
Poladay is Easy to Use
Poladay gives Fast and Long lasting results
Easy Top-up Applications
Low Sensitivity for most Patients
Can Teeth Whitening turn my fillings and crowns white too?
No, the whitening procedure will have no impact on the colour of existing fillings, crowns and veneers. That is why we recommend bleaching or whitening treatments prior to getting veneers so that the colour matching is optimal.
Old amalgam (silver) fillings can be replaced with new white resin fillings.
This is also another quick and affordable way to improve your smile with noticeable results.
Please refer to “White fillings” under services.
Teeth Whitening is not recommended for :
Pregnant or nursing mothers
Children under 16 years
If you have periodontal disease including gingivitis or gums in poor condition
If you have recently had oral surgery
People with decaying teeth or exposed roots
People with open cavities
People with a history of allergic reactions to peroxide products
How does the teeth whitening process work?
Following a consultation for suitability for teeth whitening. We will make you two custom fit trays that perfectly fit your individual teeth. The fit of the tray is critical to success of treatment. Impressions are made by the dentist. Accurate models of your teeth are obtained from which custom fitting whitening trays can be made.
Then over a period of about 10 days to two weeks a whitening gel is placed in trays that fit over your teeth. With the gel inside the tray you simply place the trays in your mouth for about 45min to an hour each day. You can sit back and watch your favourite show while your smile is getting brighter.
As the active ingredient in the gel, carbamide peroxide, is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and bleaches the colored substances. The structure of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth is made lighter and whiter. Fillings, Crowns, and Bonding will not lighten.
Why use the Tray Teeth Whitening method?
Tray teeth whitening procedures have been common in dentistry since the late 1980’s. The procedure typically takes about 1-14 days to complete. Side effects are minimal. The most common side effect is tooth increased sensitivity particularly to cold. These symptoms usually go away when whitening is discontinued. Tray Tooth whitening is safe and one of the most conservative dental cosmetic procedures.