Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening or teeth bleaching is a non-invasive dental treatment used to lighten the colour of natural teeth.  Teeth bleaching systems from non-dentist including teeth whitening pen, teeth whitening strip and tooth whitening toothpaste appear to be less effective in achieving desirable results.

There are two different methods of teeth whitening – Home teeth whitening and Zoom teeth whitening systems.  Both systems are very efficient and effective to produce nice white teeth.  At Valley Gentle Dental, both teeth whitening systems are readily available.

Teeth whitening should first be done prior to making new porcelain crowns, porcelain bridges or dentures.  Often, teeth whitening is done at the completion of orthodontic/braces treatment.

Reasons for teeth whitening:

  • To remove white spots on teeth surfaces due to fluorosis and tetracycline
  • To make your straight teeth nice and white
  • To match colour of adjacent teeth which may have crowns or veneers
  • To lighten colour discoloured root canal treated teeth

Types of Teeth Whitening:

Home Teeth Whitening Traralgon

At your initial visit, our dentist will examine your teeth to ensure your teeth are suitable for teeth whitening.  Once we establish the suitability of your teeth, several impressions or moulds of your jaws will be taken.  These will be sent away to a laboratory where your customised teeth whitening trays will be made.  Your next visit will be scheduled for the following week.

At your second visit, your teeth whitening trays will be tried in to check for their fit.  Once you are satisfied with the trays, a teeth whitening kit including teeth whitening gel and the trays will be issued to you.

You will be also be given post operative care instructions.  Avoiding highly staining food and drinks,  avoiding smoking, good oral hygiene and  regular dental visits to  your dentist will ensure longevity of your teeth whitening effect.

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Zoom Teeth Whitening Traralgon

Zoom Whitening system is a fast and proven teeth whitening method using a teeth whitening enhancing lamp.

The procedure must only be performed by a registered dentist and can be completed in as little as one hour.  At your initial visit, our dentist will examine your teeth to ensure your teeth are suitable for teeth whitening.  Once we establish the suitability of your teeth, our dentist will prepare your teeth and gum for the procedure.  Your teeth will exposed to a teeth whitening gel and your gum will be protected with a barrier to avoid tissue burn. The Zoom light will be used in 3 sessions of 20 minutes each to maximize the effects.

What are you waiting for?

So, ring us during office hours on 03-51748338 to book your dental appointment with our Traralgon Dentist. Alternatively you can book your appointment online now – our online appointment system is available 24/7.

Frequently asked Questions

No.  However, teeth whitening may sometimes cause sensitivity to teeth during and after the procedure.  The sensitivity is transient and will vanish in a few days after.

Yes.  The active ingredient used for teeth whitening is either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.  Both ingredients are extensively trialled, and clinically proven to be safe and effective.  However, we do not recommend this procedure for pregnant ladies and young children.

No.  Teeth whitening may last from months to a few years depending on what food or drinks you expose your teeth to daily.  When the teeth color relapses, you may repeat this procedure.

At Valley Gentle Dental, teeth whitening costs $450 for a home bleaching kit and $500 for Zoom Teeth Whitening System.

Yes, teeth whitening works on yellow and stained teeth.  It does not however work on fillings, crowns and veneers.

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