Teeth Whitening

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Over time, your teeth can become dull, discoloured, or stained. And not just from eating certain foods, drinking beverages such as coffee or red wine, or smoking. Age-related structural changes in our teeth can cause colour changes.

Teeth whitening can lighten the colour of your teeth, enhance your smile, and restore confidence in your appearance.

In-chair whitening while you wait

We provide Zoom WhiteSpeed, the quickest and easiest way to whiten your teeth. Zoom WhiteSpeed is the only in-chair whitening system with a variable intensity setting to maximise your comfort. WhiteSpeed is safe, effective, and clinically proven to whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in a single treatment.

During your treatment, your dentist will apply a rubber shield or protective gel to protect your gums before applying a bleach treatment for up to one hour. In some cases, your dentist will use a laser to enhance results.

At-home whitening

Your dentist may recommend professional at-home whitening products. At-home whitening involves treatments ranging from twice-daily to overnight application. In most cases, treatment is complete over one to two weeks.

Teeth whitening may lead to some side effects (such as a mild increase in the sensitivity of your teeth), although these tend to resolve soon after the treatment is completed. You may experience gum irritation if your bleaching trays do not fit closely to your teeth, but your dentist can provide a custom-fitted bleaching tray.

Are DIY teeth whitening kits safe?

DIY approaches to dentistry have led to an abundance of whitening products, many claiming to achieve the same results as professional treatments. However, these DIY whitening products are unregulated, so may not be safe or even effective and may leave you with streaks, spots, and increased sensitivity or burning sensations.

Will teeth whitening work for me?

The results of teeth whitening treatments vary depending on the degree of staining and its cause, and the presence of any tooth-coloured fillings. Fillings that have been coloured to match your teeth will not whiten with the rest of the tooth, making them more visible.

Teeth that are stained yellow or yellow-brown tend to bleach much better than teeth stained bluish-grey. Teeth that look blue or grey often do not respond to bleaching at all.