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.
How long does teeth whitening last?
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.
Can I brush my teeth after whitening?
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.
What can you eat after teeth whitening?
What can you eat after teeth whitening? In order to enjoy the results of your whitening treatment for longer, there are some foods that you can avoid. Try and stay away from dark coloured drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, cola and tomato juice as these can all lead to stains. It’s also a good idea to avoid acidic drinks like fruit juices, alcohol and soda. To keep your teeth looking bright and white following treatment, avoid any food that contains a lot of colourants, such as soy sauce and ketchup, as well as highly pigmented fruits and berries.
Can I whiten my teeth while pregnant?
While teeth whitening treatments are safe, we generally recommend that pregnant women wait until after the birth of their baby to come in for the procedure. There is currently no evidence to suggest that teeth whitening poses any risk to pregnant women and unborn babies, but there is also very little data to suggest that the ingredients used are safe. For this reason, it is better to not take the risk. Rather, schedule your appointment for a few months down the line and practice good oral hygiene habits in the meantime.
How long are teeth sensitive after whitening?
Although teeth whitening treatments do not generally cause any discomfort, some patients do experience some sensitivity following the procedure. This sensitivity generally only lasts for up to 48 hours, after which time any discomfort should subside. If you are suffering from sensitivity following teeth whitening, we recommend that you brush your teeth gently with a specially formulated toothpaste. It’s also a good idea to avoid very hot and cold foods and drinks, as extreme temperatures can trigger sensitivity. If you feel continued discomfort, please let your dentist know so that they can help you resolve the issue as soon as possible.