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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Treatment at Peninsula Dental Frankston Vic

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening is a popular and well established cosmetic dentistry procedure.

The active ingredient is Carbamide Peroxide or Hydrogen Peroxide, which has been actively used safely for many years. It has been recognized by the FDA as an oral antiseptic and is now used for its superior teeth whitening properties.

The whitening process is effective on most discoloured teeth. Certain stains that were caused by antibiotics may take longer to respond to the treatment.

The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth and number of applications.

There are two methods of teeth whitening. One is In Office/ In Chair Whitening procedure and other is a Take Home whitening procedure.

The Whitening Process

For In Office / In Chair

Your teeth and gums are isolated and whitening gel is placed on your teeth for a session of 8 to 10 mins.

In one sitting you may have 1 to 3 sessions until you achieve your desired colour. This procedure is commonly used when you are attending functions and parties.

Take Home Whitening Procedure

During your diagnostic visit, impressions will be taken and the dentist will make custom fitted bleach trays/appliance.

At your second visit you will be fitted with your bleach trays and provided with whitening gel. You will also be given specific instructions on how to administer the gel and how often to wear the tray.

This is a very popular procedure where you will have full control. You can do touch ups and buy whitening gel tubes when needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is tooth whitening?

Tooth whitening is a bleaching process that lightens discolouration of enamel and dentin.

The process is known as oxidation. The system uses a mild gel which is retained in a custom fitted tray that is worn over teeth.

What causes tooth discolouration?

There are several factors that could contribute to the discolouration of your teeth.

Most common factors include ageing, consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea,soft drinks, tobacco, red wine etc, trauma, nerve degeneration and old restorations. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, excessive fluoride intake may also cause discolouration.

How does it work?

The whitening gel is placed in thin custom fitted bleaching tray made by your dentist that fits over your teeth.

As the active ingredient is broken down and oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, and stains are dissolved. The tooth structure remains the same, only the tooth colour is made lighter.

Is the process safe?

YES!

Research and clinical studies indicate that teeth whitening/ bleaching using Carbamide Peroxide or Hydrogen Peroxide under dental supervision is safe procedure.

We will help you bring back the Brighter Smile that you always wanted for

Phone: 03 8790 0320
Email: admin@peninsuladental.com.au
Address: 190 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston VIC 3199