Teeth Whitening

Do you want a brighter and whiter smile?

Teeth whitening is a popular and affordable way to make your teeth shine bright. Whitening your teeth is a great way to bring back the sparkle into your smile and leave you bursting with new self-confidence.

Teeth Whitening at Northcote Dental

Teeth Whitening at Northcote Dental

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening involves using a whitening or bleaching material (containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide gel) that helps that remove surface stains and discolouration from your teeth. This makes the teeth lighter, whiter and brighter. At Northcote Dental Centre, we offer a range of whitening options from custom made take home kits to in clinic whitening procedures.

Our Teeth Whitening Options

Our Teeth Whitening Options

Take Home Whitening

Take home whitening kits are custom made whitening trays that are fitted onto your upper and lower teeth. Your dentist will take moulds of your teeth in order to make these trays. Once the trays are ready, you can start you whitening at home. It is super easy to do- just place a small drop of whitening on each tooth on the tray and wear the trays as instructed by your dentist. Typically you wear it overnight for 2 weeks to see results.

In Clinic Whitening

If you are wanting that instant whitening result then in clinic whitening is the way to go! Our dental team can whiten your teeth using a stronger whitening material than home kit gels so you walk out with that brightened smile. In clinic whitening takes approximately 1-2 hours. For severely discoloured teeth you may require additional whitening visits to get the desired result.

It is best to see a dentist for a pre whitening consultation to check your suitability for whitening and discuss that option is best for you. Book in at Northcote Dental for your free 15 minute whitening consultation.

Some Frequently Asked Questions on Teeth Whitening

There are many different reasons for teeth to be discoloured. Our dentists at Northcote dental will be able to assess your teeth and discuss possible causes for your discolouration. These could be factors including lifestyle habits, diet, medical or genetic factors. The most common causes of tooth discolouration include smoking, drinking coffee, tea, wine or fizzy drinks and childhood antibiotic exposure. Teeth also naturally become yellower as we get older.

The length of time that the whitening effect will last depends on several factors including the type of food you eat, beverages you drink on a regular basis, oral hygiene habits, natural colour of your teeth etc. Generally, teeth whitening should last between 6-12 months before stains or discolouration reappear. Touch-up whitening kits are available to top up whiteness when more whitening is needed to maintain whitening for longer.

Whitening is safe when it is done correctly. However whitening gels contain bleaching chemicals that when used wrongly can result in too much loss of minerals in your teeth. This may result in increased sensitivity and weaken your teeth. It is very important to visit your dentist for a whitening consultation before getting any treatment so they can check what is suitable for your and give you advise on how to use the whitening materials. It is not recommended to use do it yourself whitening kits or products bought online or over the counter as it may not be safe or suitable for your teeth.

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