Teeth Whitening In Melbourne
Rejuvenate your smile!
Whether you have a special occasion coming up or just fancy a confidence boost in your everyday life, iSmile Studio’s in-chair whitening will remove years of discolouration from your teeth, revitalising your smile with one simple procedure.
And when properly maintained as part of your daily oral hygiene routine, the results can last for years! Book your teeth whitening consultation with us today!
It works by applying a specially formulated gel to your teeth, activated by UV light. Throughout the treatment, we’ll conduct continuous checks to make sure you’re comfortable and monitor your progress. And while you might feel a warm sensation from the light, the practice itself is completely painless!
In-chair whitening is only the beginning! Internal teeth whitening goes one step further by whitening teeth that have become discoloured as a result of root canal therapy. Meanwhile, opting for white fillings (either for new cavities or to replace existing ones) will ensure a natural finish, and help minimise the amount of natural tooth removed.
Speak and laugh with confidence by adding some extra sparkle to your smile! iSmile Studio offers some of the best options for teeth whitening in Melbourne. Got questions? Call and speak to one of our friendly team members today!
How does teeth whitening work?
Once your oral health check is complete, we’ll make you comfortable and begin your teeth whitening process. A protective barrier is placed over your gums and lips before a specially formulated gel is applied to your teeth. The gel is activated by ultraviolet light and the active ingredients in the gel open the pores of the tooth to access and break down years of stains. This lightens the enamel and allows the natural shade of your teeth to shine through.
Will the teeth whitening process hurt?
While you may feel a slightly warm sensation from the light, this is a painless procedure.
Depending on your personal circumstance and desired shade, the gel may be re-applied two or three times.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Teeth whitening has undergone extensive testing to ensure it is safe for your tooth enamel and gums. Throughout your treatment, a member of the iSmile Studio team will regularly check on you to make sure you’re comfortable and monitor your progress.
How successful is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is very successful, which is why it’s so popular with results lasting years. The darker your teeth the more dramatic the results appear with some people achieving a smile eight shades lighter or more. The longevity of your treatment will depend on your at home oral hygiene routine and lifestyle choices such as smoking and the foods and drinks you consume. To keep your new smile healthy and white you should also schedule hygienist appointments at iSmiles Studio every six months.
What is the difference between standard teeth whitening and internal teeth whitening?
The main difference between standard teeth whitening treatments, which removes the discolouration on the surface of the tooth enamel and internal tooth whitening, is that internal whitening is specially designed for a discoloured front tooth that has undergone root canal therapy. Firstly your iSmile Studio dentist will assess your tooth to make sure that the type of discolouration is suitable for internal tooth whitening. They may also take an X-ray of the tooth to ensure the root canal filling is completely sealed between the top of the tooth and the root is in place for internal tooth whitening to be appropriate. A small keyhole is created in the back of your tooth and the top of the root canal filling exposed. An impervious lining will be placed over this and then a special whitening gel will be carefully placed into the tooth. A tooth coloured filling material will be used to close the hole. The objective of internal whitening is in the removal of the tooth discoloration without sacrificing any hard tooth substance.
I have sensitive teeth. Can I still have a whitening treatment?
Yes. Sensitive teeth can be whitened but it’s important to have your whitening treatment carried out by a professional. We’ll be able to advise you on the best products to use prior to, and after your treatment that can strengthen enamel and reduce your sensitivity.
How long does teeth whitening last? Is it successful?
Teeth whitening is very successful, which is why it’s so popular as results are long-lasting. The darker your teeth, the more dramatic the results appear with some people achieving a smile of up to eight shades lighter.
The longevity of your treatment will depend on your at-home oral hygiene routine and lifestyle choices such as smoking. The foods and drinks you consume can also have an effect on how long you continue to see results. To keep your new smile healthy and radiant, we recommend scheduling hygienist appointments at iSmile Studio every six months.
What causes tooth discolouration?
Tooth discolouration has two main types. Extrinsic tooth discolouration is a result of external factors usually related to personal consumption. Common causes include tobacco, caffeine and alcohol. This type of discolouration is usually superficial and causes staining to the top layer of the tooth. Intrinsic discolouration is within the tooth itself and can be more challenging to lift, rendering over the counter whitening treatments ineffective. Causes such as genetics, types of medication and trauma to the tooth are linked to intrinsic discolouration. iSmile Studio has a specialist internal whitening treatment for this condition.
How do I maintain my teeth after having them whitened?
Following your procedure, it’s recommended that you avoid drinking tea, coffee and red wine or eat highly coloured foods such as berries, chocolate or curries for at least 72 hours. You should also refrain from smoking for at least four days as this will have a negative effect on your results. Using dental floss daily and brushing thoroughly twice a day will help maintain your overall oral hygiene and help to extend your new whiter smile.
How can I get in touch?
For more information about teeth whitening or to schedule a consultation, call us on (03) 9888 5677. You can also visit our dental practice at 1/92 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103.