Teeth Whitening in Werribee

Brighten Your Smile at Wyndham Dental

Over the years,the enamel (the outermost layer of your tooth) tends to absorb the colour of all those daily doses of caffeine or tea, fizzy coloured drinks, red wine, staining foods and daily puffs of cigarettes, you may consume, leading to the dulling of your natural teeth! Teeth whitening or bleaching is the process of applying a peroxide-based bleaching agent on your teeth which breaks down the staining compounds embedded deep in your enamel, leaving you with a whiter, brighter smile.


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Causes of Teeth Stains

Teeth stains can be caused by various factors. These are some of the most common causes we discovered among our Werribbe patients.

  • Consuming certain foods and beverages such as coffee, wine and tomato-based sauces
  • Use of tobacco products
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Aging
  • Certain medications
  • Dental trauma
  • Medical conditions
  • Excessive fluoride
  • Genetics


Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening offers a range of amazing benefits that can improve your smile and boost your confidence. Some of these key advantages include:

  • Enhanced Appearance – A whiter smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence, making you feel more comfortable.
  • Non-Invasive Procedure – Teeth whitening is non-invasive and a painless treatment.
  • Quick Results – With our professional teeth whitening treatments, you can see noticeable results in just a single visit.
  • Safe and Effective – When performed by our dental professionals, teeth whitening is a safe and effective treatment with minimal risks.
  • Customised Treatment – Our dentists tailor teeth whitening to your unique needs, ensuring the right shade for a natural look.
  • Long-Lasting Results – With proper after-care, our professional teeth whitening treatments can last longer than over-the-counter whitening.


What Kind of Stains Can Be Treated With Teeth Whitening?

These stains can vary in severity from minor discolouration on the surface to more noticeable ones within the structure. Teeth whitening can effectively address two types of stains: extrinsic and intrinsic stains.

  • Extrinsic Stains

Occurring on the outer surface of the tooth (enamel), these extrinsic stains are the result of years of indulgences in the little pleasures such as coffee, tea, alcohol, cigarettes, or various staining foods. Extrinsic stains are also relatively easier to treat with professional teeth whitening treatments as they are on the surface of the tooth.

  • Intrinsic Stains

Known as intrinsic stains, they are embedded in the deeper layers of the tooth and are relatively complex to treat. They occur due may be due to a number of reasons like long-standing tooth infections, old metallic fillings or possibly formed during the developing stages of a tooth due to certain medications, nutritional deficiencies, genetic predispositions etc.

Intrinsic stains may require additional treatments, as whitening alone may not be effective enough. Our team of dental professionals in Werribee will assess your individual smile and come up with just the right treatment solution for you.


In-Chair vs. Over-The-Counter Whitening Products

It may seem like an attractive deal to achieve that sparkle with a lesser cost and within the comfort of your own home, but what they fail to advertise are the harms that over-the-counter whitening products may inflict on your oral health! Unsupervised or over-the-counter whitening kits can lead to hypersensitivity of teeth or even cause burns along your gums, which is why following professional dental advice when seeking treatment with at-home bleaching kits is highly recommended.

While charcoal-based toothpastes and powders can give you temporary results, they can be quite abrasive on your teeth, leading to long-term gradual wear of your teeth, resulting in increased susceptibility to tooth chipping and decay. We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our dental professionals so we can either effectively administer teeth whitening agents to your smile or supply you with all the guidance needed to do it safely at home.

Our Teeth Whitening Process in Werribee

At Wyndham Dental Solutions, we follow a step-by-step process to create the best treatment plan for you. This requires assessing all your teeth for sensitivity, tooth decay, white spots, or intrinsic stains, which may require a separate treatment first. We then decide on the suitable peroxide concentration for your whitening.

We start off with isolating your gums and lips to protect them from any undesirable harm from bleaching gel. The gel is then applied on to your teeth and a blue LED light is used to activate it, allowing the gel to do its magic! This is referred to as ‘In-Office Teeth Whitening’ and with this treatment, you can get whiter teeth in about an hour.

For the effects of in-office bleaching to last longer, we recommend at-home teeth whitening. For this we provide custom-made trays fabricated at our clinic after an impression of your teeth is taken and a whitening agent of a lower concentration safe for home use. This is carried out for two weeks post-in-office whitening for an hour each day, topping up your whitening and helping you to maintain that bright smile for longer!

Cost of Teeth Whitening in Werribee

Since our teeth whitening treatments are tailored to your unique needs, the cost of treatment isn’t set in stone. It depends on individual factors such as the number of bleaching gel sessions you may need, any pre-whitening treatments required and the complexity of staining.
When you come in for a consultation with one of our skilled dentists, we will assess your condition and provide a detailed breakdown of the cost and payment plans we provide so you can make an informed decision.


My Next Teeth Whitening Appointment

In some cases, patients may develop temporary sensitivity after bleaching, but this is nothing to be concerned about. This is quite manageable,and we may even prescribe fluoride gel to strengthen your teeth. We’ll make sure you’re fully prepared to handle any sensitivity before you leave our clinic with that spectacular new smile!

We recommend having your teeth whitened twice a year at most as this minimises the risk of increased sensitivity. We offer various other dental treatments such as general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry to restorative dentistry.

Leave your smile to our dental professionals at Wyndham Dental Solutions! Servicing Werribee, Wyndham, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Williams Landing & other suburbs, there’s nothing holding you back from smiling with confidence!

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