Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Brisbane

Get professional teeth whitening results in Brisbane from Bonfire Dental

Bonfire Dental offer take home and in-office teeth whitening to help you improve the colour of your teeth.

Why get teeth whitening from a dentist?

You could buy over-the-counter whitening, and it might even work. But how healthy is it? And what guarantee do you have that it will work? Have you taken into consideration the health of your teeth?

Not all teeth are discoloured for cosmetic reasons—and not all cosmetic stains can be treated with bleaching (teeth whitening). This is where professional whitening is so critical.

Benefit of visiting the dentist for teeth whitening

Dentists are trained to take care of your oral health. When you visit a dentist for your teeth whitening needs, we will first assess your oral health and do a scale and clean to determine the best treatment plan for you.  Doing this allows us to show you the health of your teeth and whether or not bleaching is the best option for you.

If your teeth are stained but it’s not something that teeth whitening can not treat, you may require composite or porcelain veneers.  If the cause of the stain is medical (decay or internal damage) you may require treatment before whitening. That is, if whitening is suitable.

Teeth whitening treatment options

Dentists do offer take-home whitening options if that is your preferred approach to whiter teeth. This involves taking impressions of your teeth to create a custom tray for the bleaching agent. This method teeth whitening can take up to two weeks if you wear the trays for a few hours each day.

Our in-office teeth whitening treatment takes around one hour, and because we can use a stronger bleaching agent in practice, the results will be noticeable straight away. Both options are effective at whitening your teeth—it just comes down to your personal preference.

 

Bonfire Dental Jindalee Teeth whitening

If you would like to know more about teeth whitening, or to request an appointment, please contact us today.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

When you get your teeth whitened, tooth sensitivity is sometimes a side effect experienced by patients, especially early on in the treatment when going through the bleaching process. However, the sensitivity that occurs is usually temporary and will subside once the teeth whitening process has been completed.

Desensitising ingredients found in our professional dental whitening products help to reduce tooth sensitivity as well as prevent discomfort. If your teeth are extremely sensitive and the sensation persists then we recommend that you meet with us so that we can advise you on what measures to take.

Professional teeth whitening treatment lightens teeth enamel via a chemical reaction. The active ingredient in teeth whitening treatments is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These active ingredients start a kind of chain reaction where oxygen is released into the enamel of your teeth and breaking down the molecules of the stains themselves.

It is important to remember that not everyone is a suitable candidate for teeth whitening treatments and this will be discussed with you during your first consultation.

There are a number of simple ways that you can keep your teeth looking bright and healthy between teeth whitening treatments. Most of them don’t even require anything else except a dedication to your own good oral hygiene. Of course, one of the most straightforward examples of this is to try and avoid the foods and drinks that are likely responsible for staining your teeth in the first place. Anything from wine, coffee and chocolate to cigarettes can dramatically change the colour of your teeth. Brushing twice a day or after meals and flossing at least once a day will ensure that your smile lasts a lifetime. We also recommend that you touch up your teeth with a new whitening treatment about every six months or so.