Our dentists have many years of experience in whitening teeth, with thousands of cases of teeth whitening completed.

You should first consult your dentist before you choose to go ahead with teeth whitening treatments. You will need enough background information to understand your options before you can make an informed choice as to which tooth whitening option may be best for you.

Why do teeth become discoloured?

Drinks such as tea, coffee and wine, as well as certain other foods such as berries, can cause the enamel which coats the surface of your teeth, to become stained over time. Habits like smoking can also have an adverse effect on the appearance of our teeth.

The more intensely coloured food and beverages are, the more likely it is that they will contain what are known as chromogens or pigmentation, which can stain tooth enamel. Additionally, foods which are high in sugar or acidity, make it easier for chromogens to affect our teeth by working away at the enamel.

Other than the lifestyle choices mentioned above (smoking and diet), genetics can also play an important role in the appearance of your teeth. Some people may have more yellow-toned teeth from birth, while other factors in early childhood could be the root of the cause.

While in the correct dosage, fluoride can be beneficial for the health your teeth, consuming more than the recommended daily amount during infancy, may in fact, result in discolouration.

In addition, children under the age of eight years old who are administered the antibiotic tetracycline may experience a brownish-yellow discolouration of the enamel.

Should I have my teeth whitened at the dentist?

Teeth whitening is a personal choice. It's a way of brightening the appearance of your teeth as well as highlighting a healthy-looking smile.

For those seeking a visibly noticeable improvement in the colour of enamel, the safest and most reliable choice for whitening your teeth is to consult your local dentist. Whitening should not be attempted on your own, when a dentist can ensure you safe treatment that is tailored uniquely to your dental needs.

In-chair laser teeth whitening

Our dentists use the Philips Zoom whitening system, which offers improved patient comfort and fast and consistent results compared to some other whitening systems. We carefully apply strong bleaching gel to the teeth, which is activated by a UV light.

Using Philips Zoom whitening, teeth can be whitened up to 8 shades in a single appointment, with little to no irritation. To help you maintain your new smile, we recommend having a repeat treatment every 2 to 3 years.

Pola whitening

With years of experience and over a thousand cases of teeth whitening completed, we have found and use the best tooth whitening system available on the market, which is Pola Deep Bleaching.

Pola Take-Home Whitening can have a dramatic impact on your smile and has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to get teeth to their whitest! Pola whitening is an at-home whitening solution with no in-chair component. This is sufficient for those who simply want to brighten their smile in the convenience of their home and usually carried out at night, while you sleep. The easy and convenient at-home treatments will help keep your teeth permanently white, even while you continue to drink red wine, coffee and tea. More so, those that have used Pola Take-home whitening treatments have reported low, to typically no teeth sensitivity that may result from other teeth whitening treatments.

Tewantin Dental Centre will guide you in the right direction

We understand that there are a large number of whitening options out there and can be intimidating. In order to make sure you are receiving the best option, we evaluate your mouth and discuss your budget and time with you. Ultimately, it will be up to you to decide on which treatment option your decide, however your Dentist will be able to discuss your suitability and recommend the best treatment based on your unique evaluation.

Make an appointment today with one of our friendly dentists

Looking for a cosmetic dentist near you? We cover the Tewantin, Noosa, Noosaville, Cooroy, Cootharaba, Sunshine Coast and surrounding suburbs and easily located in the heart of Tewantin. Whether you are new patient or a returning patient we would love to help you, please call (07) 5447 1361 to speak to our friendly team. You can also contact us online.

Tewantin Dental Centre is open every weekday Monday to Friday from 8.00am–5.00pm.
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