Teeth Whitening

A Popular Trend

Teeth whitening or bleaching, lightens the colour of teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look.

At McLennan St Dental we offer two different types of teeth whitening.

In-chair teeth whitening is done at the practice and takes about 1.5 hours. During this time we polish your teeth before applying the bleaching gel which is then activated by the whitening light for 10 minutes per cycle. The cycle is usually repeated 2-3 times depending on the severity of the staining or discolouration.

Take- Home bleaching involves you coming in for some dental impressions so we can get moulds of your teeth. Custom made bleaching trays are then constructed and you will be provided with a bleaching kit and shown how to use the trays. The trays are worn at home usually overnight for a period of 1-2 weeks. You can stop bleaching whenever you feel the desired result has been achieved.

While whitening results in a permanent change, over time and with habits like coffee, tea, red wine and other foods or beverages with strong colouring, teeth can stain and darken again. Sometimes reapplication of bleach is needed from time to time if you want to maintain that bright colour.

When you see us for your consultation, we will assess the colour of your teeth and advise you as to whether bleaching would be appropriate and which method will give you the best results.

Contact us for an appointment!

Call us at (03) 5825 4418 to schedule your appointment or request your appointment online and a member of our team will call you to confirm your requested date and time!