Are your discoloured teeth leaving you with a lack of confidence? Are you dreaming of pearly whites you can show off? Our team of teeth whitening dentist can help around Brisbane area. With a wealth of experience in cosmetic dentistry, our teeth whitening Brisbane services will leave your mouth glowing and your teeth sparkling clean. If you’re looking for healthy, spotless teeth, look no further than Hashtag Dentist.
Professional Teeth Whitening Brisbane
Teeth whitening is an optional but popular procedure that brightens the colour of your teeth to help fight discolouration. It involves bleaching the teeth to lighten their colour, which after treatment will make them look a few shades whiter. Our team utilises chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide – both which are completely safe to administer onto the teeth, to bleach the teeth. This will soak through the tooth’s enamel top layer and seep inside of the tooth. The whitening solution will react with coloured molecules that cause discolouration which will allow the tooth to become lighter and leave your teeth looking whiter.
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When Should I Consider Teeth Whitening?
There are a number of reasons why our teeth can become discoloured over time and as to why you may consider a teeth whitening Brisbane treatment. This could include:
- Drinking tea, coffee, red wine or carbonated beverages
- Excessive fluoride when the teeth are forming
However, not everyone is suitable for teeth whitening treatment as it is not recommended that you get the procedure done if you:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have gum disease
- Have overly sensitive teeth
- Have cracks of exposed dentine
Talk to our team at Hashtag Dentist today to discuss whether your teeth are suitable for teeth whitening treatment in Brisbane area before getting it done.
Teeth Whitening Procedure
At Hashtag Dentist, we specialise in two types of teeth whitening procedures – bleaching and power bleaching. While both present the same results, their procedures are slightly different.
What Are the Best Teeth Whitening Treatments?
At Hashtag Dentist, our teeth whitening Brisbane bleaching procedure is simple, reliable, and efficient. In your first visit, our dentists will create a mould of your teeth which is essentially used as a mouthguard to fit inside of your mouth. At your second appointment, a bleaching gel will be put into the mouthguard which you will wear for 15-30 minutes, ensuring that it coats your teeth. Our dentists will also shine a light onto your mouthguard to speed up the process and you can repeat the process at home. With bleaching, you’ll start to notice results in 2-4 weeks.
Power Bleaching Or Laser Teeth Whitening Brisbane
Power bleaching is also known as laser teeth whitening and is always done inside the clinic. Our dentists will cover your gums and then paint a bleaching agent onto your teeth. We will then shine a light onto the teeth to activate the whitening process. This takes about 60 minutes and only needs to be completed once.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost in Brisbane?
The two procedures differ in price. Usually, Teeth whitening cost for bleaching starts around $250-$500 each for the top and bottom sets. However, power bleaching or laser teeth whitening cost in Brisbane is more costly at $30-$50 per tooth. Prices may vary depending on individual circumstance and therefore, it’s important to have a consultation with our dentists before the procedure. Talk to our dentists today for more information.
The benefits of teeth whitening by your dentist
The most obvious and most popular benefit to teeth whitening is the improvement of the appearance of your teeth. They will no longer be discoloured and will display a whiter glow when you smile – allowing you to get rid of any insecurity you once had about the colour of your teeth. Additionally, the teeth whitening procedure is cheaper than other restorative procedures and is therefore, more accessible. To discuss whether teeth whitening is the best option for you, speak to our friendly dentists today and we’ll outline the details of the procedure, as well as any potential side effects which may occur from the particular procedure you choose.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Professional teeth whitening completed by a dentist is more of an investment than home whitening kits; however, by choosing a dentist, you are safeguarding the health of your teeth and lowering the level of risk.
The cost will vary depending on where you go, the type of treatment you get, and the number of sessions required to reach your desired shade. On average, you can expect to pay around the following:
– Dentist approved take-home kit: $400 – $700
– In-chair whitening for top and bottom teeth: $250-$500
– Power bleaching: $30 – $50 per tooth
We always recommend booking a consultation with your dentist to get the best price estimate.
Timeframes vary with each treatment.
For regular in-chair whitening, you can expect to attend 2-3 appointments. The first being a consultation, the other two consisting of whitening sessions that each take between 15 and 30 minutes. You can expect to see real results in 2-4weeks.
Power bleaching requires one, 60-minute appointment, after which you will see immediate results.
The longevity of your teeth whitening will vary depending on the product you use. If getting your teeth whitened by a dentist, you can expect results to last anywhere from six months to two years. Time will vary based on your diet and dental hygiene routine.
Extend the life of your pearly whites by avoiding smoking, limiting your consumption of food and drinks that stain your teeth (think tea, coffee, wine & beetroot), and supplement your brushing with a dentist-recommended toothpaste.
The market is saturated with toothpaste, gels, take-home kits, ‘professional’ whitening services and dentists all promising whiter, brighter smiles. When choosing the product that best suits you, it is essential to remember the following:
– Not all over the counter gels, pastes and kits are adequate, as they only contain a minimal amount of the bleaching agent.
– Cheaper products with higher levels of bleach won’t protect your tooth enamel from damage, leading to long-run damage to your smile.
– ‘Professional’ teeth whitening services are relatively cheap and easy to set up, so while they may specialise in brighter smiles, they have had little training and can put the health of your teeth at risk.
By choosing a dentist, you are investing in a brighter smile and someone that genuinely cares about the health of your teeth. Before whitening, your dentist will examine your teeth to look for any cavities and ensure your enamel is healthy enough to cope with the gel. Finally, whitening products endorsed by dentists have proven results, and are formulated to protect your teeth throughout the entire process.