Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Gold Coast

Teeth whitening is a fast and effective way to boost your smile.

Our in-chair teeth whitening will help you to achieve quick results up to 8-10 shades whiter. If you’re self-conscious of your teeth and are seeking ways to improve and brighten your smile, then teeth whitening is for you.

What is Teeth Whitening?

The process of teeth whitening consists of applying bleach on your tooth enamel to lighten your current shade. By doing so, it assists with the removal of stubborn stains and discolouration within the tooth’s pores.

Whitening is a common and very popular dental cosmetic procedure here in Australia, as it not only improves how your teeth look but also helps to boost your confidence in your smile. If you want longevity with your whitening, we recommend maintaining a regular whitening routine and treatment plan.

Benefits of In-Chair Whitening

In-chair whitening is perfect for delivering fast results, up to 8-10 shades whiter, in less than an hour. It’s great for upcoming big events, including weddings, functions, graduations, photo shoots, gala balls and christenings.

At Malo Dental Gold Coast in Robina, we offer in chair whitening with a free take-home kit and free bleach for life (if you maintain regular bi-annual check-ups) for only $495.

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Benefits of Take-Home Kits

Take-home kits are a flexible method to whiten your teeth. We offer take-home teeth whitening kits with custom trays for $195. These custom-fitted trays are created based on the moulds of your teeth, allowing for the precision of the bleach to cover the surface areas of your teeth, while ensuring the bleach solution doesn’t touch your gums.

Even though this procedure doesn’t achieve results as fast as in chair treatments, it allows you to gradually brighten your smile within the comfort of your home. Patients who are time poor and are on a budget will have more control and flexibility with this option. You can stop by Malo Dental Gold Coast to pick up free additional bleach at your 6-month recall check and clean to continue your at-home whitening treatment. Additional tubes of bleach cost $12.00 each.

The Vita Classic Shade Matching

Having difficulties in deciding the right whitening shade for you? Our professional dental team incorporates the vita classic shade guidelines as a reference to provide you with guidance to choose the exact shade to suit your complexion.

We understand everyone’s teeth can be a mixture of different hues and recognise the importance of precise shade matching. Once the perfect shade is chosen, either in-chair or take-home teeth whitening will be recommended.

For a dramatic and instant change, in-chair whitening is recommended.

For a gradual approach, we recommend take-home kits.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?
Although teeth whitening does not generally cause any pain or discomfort, some people do notice some sensitivity during the process. It is also possible to experience tooth sensitivity following a whitening treatment, in which case you may feel some discomfort when eating and drinking very hot or cold foods and beverages. It is important to note, however, that this side effect usually resolves with time.

If you do experience sensitivity during or after a whitening treatment, we recommend that you avoid any foods and drinks with an extreme temperature for a while following your whitening treatment. If you are using an at-home kit, you can stick to shorter application times to minimise discomfort. We recommend that you let us know if you are having any issues with your whitening kit so that we can advise you on the best course of action, based on your particular needs.  

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is a safe cosmetic treatment. We highly recommend, however, that you have the treatment administered by a qualified and experienced dental professional. Although the treatment is safe, it is important to note that there are some risks associated with the procedure. These include teeth sensitivity following the treatment, which will resolve over time; and irritated gums, which can occur if the whitening product comes into contact with your gums. If you feel any discomfort during or after your whitening treatment, please do let your dentist know.

The longevity of your teeth whitening results will depend on the type of treatment that you choose to have. Certain lifestyle habits can also have an impact on how long the results of your treatment will last. Once you have been through a whitening treatment, your teeth will be susceptible to stains caused by dark-coloured foods and drinks, like tea, coffee, sauces and berries. To reduce the risk of stains, rinse your mouth with water after eating and drinking and don’t forget to brush and floss your teeth regularly to avoid the build-up of plaque.

Yes, absolutely. In fact, daily brushing and flossing will help to keep your teeth free from stains following your whitening treatment. We recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice a day (in the morning and before bed at night). You can also brush your teeth at other times during the day to prevent discolouration, especially if you eat and drink dark-coloured foods and beverages. Besides brushing your teeth twice a day, it is also a good idea to see your dentist for regular dental check-ups and cleans. At these appointments, any surface stains can be removed during a professional scale and polish.