Dental Problems Teeth
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Dentalcare of Forrestfield
Experienced and Gentle Dentists, and State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic
Our gentle and friendly dentists are highly-trained in providing a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services and have years of experience providing teeth whitening treatments. They will ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Also, our commitment to excellence is evident in our state-of-the-art dental clinic, which uses the latest technology and equipment to ensure that you receive exceptional dental care.
We Accept Popular Payment Plan Options and All Health Fund Providers
While major health fund providers don’t cover teeth whitening procedures, we want to ensure you can still get the high-quality dental service you need. That’s why we accept popular payment plans like Afterpay and ZipPay so that it doesn’t add any financial stress to you. We will be happy to process it if your private health fund provider covers teeth whitening.
We Offer Sedation Options for Anxious Patients
Though teeth whitening procedures are generally safe and gentle, we understand that some patients may have a fear of dentists and still feel worried about it. To ensure your comfort, we offer sedation options that will make you calmer and less anxious during your dental treatment. We want to provide you with gentle, pain-free dentistry so you’ll feel comfortable under our care and leave our office with a whiter and brighter smile.
Frequently Asked Questions About
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of your smile, but not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening. Good candidates for teeth whitening are those with good oral health, meaning healthy teeth and gums, whose teeth are discoloured due to staining from coffee, tea or smoking.
People with tooth sensitivity or gum disease may not be good candidates for teeth whitening, as the bleaching agents used in the process can aggravate these conditions. Patients with weakened teeth due to damage from tooth decay or trauma to teeth are also not good candidates since the bleaching agents may reach the nerve inside the tooth and cause severe pain. If you’re considering teeth whitening, be sure to consult with your dentist to see if it’s right for you.
Teeth whitening is a dental cosmetic procedure done at home with a whitening kit or in a dental clinic with a professional dentist. Regardless of the chosen method, teeth whitening uses bleaching agents containing hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, which are applied on the tooth surface and break down into water and oxygen.
The oxygen molecules penetrate the enamel and break up stains. The concentration of the bleaching agents used in at-home whitening kits is lower than that used by dentists making the effects of teeth whitening longer to achieve compared to professional teeth whitening.
While teeth whitening is generally safe, it is important to have it done by a professional dentist. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products can be abrasive and damage your enamel. A professional dentist will take measures to protect your enamel and make sure the whitening is evenly done. In-office teeth whitening is usually the safest and most effective option. Home teeth whitening kits are also available, but it is important to follow the instructions carefully to avoid damaging your teeth.
This depends on your method of whitening, lifestyle and oral hygiene habits. If you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or red wine regularly, the stains on your teeth will come back quickly, as short as six months after your treatment if you use. With proper care, you can maintain the effects of your teeth whitening for up to 3 years. The results of take-home whitening kits have a shorter lifespan, more so if you don’t take care of your whitened teeth properly.
There are a few restrictions to be aware of after teeth whitening. For the first 24 hours, it’s advised that you avoid hot or cold beverages because these may cause tooth sensitivity. You should also avoid eating or drinking anything that could stain your teeth, including coffee, tea, red wine and dark-coloured juices. You should also avoid smoking during this time.
In-chair or in-office whitening procedure is done in a dentist’s clinic, using stronger concentrations of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The treatment is more effective, safer, and shorter, taking only about an hour. At-home teeth whitening kits use weaker concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and require multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. The effects of at-home teeth whitening also tend to be less long-lasting.
Tooth whitening’s cost varies depending on your location, dentist, the severity of the stains on your teeth, and overall mouth condition. But on average, you may pay up to $240 per tooth plus around $260 for a complimentary consultation and plaque removal. On the other hand, take-home whitening kits may cost you up to $610. To get a more accurate estimate, you may call our clinic, and our dental team will gladly assist you.