Professional Teeth Whitening Services in Brighton, QLD

If your teeth have lost their whiteness, don’t worry. Tooth discolouration is one of the most common dental conditions we see here at Brighton Dental Studio. It can happen to people of all ages and both sexes. Some people seem to have a disposition towards discolouration, and there are undoubtedly dietary and lifestyle choices that can exacerbate it. 

But whatever your personal circumstances, the good news is that this is easy for our teeth whitening dentist to fix. After professional teeth whitening, you will find that you no longer feel the need to stop smiling when in the company of others. 

Why do Teeth Become Discoloured?

Discolouration has two types of root causes, which we call extrinsic and intrinsic. The most common is extrinsic discolouration, which originates from external factors. You have probably heard of these things before in connection with discoloured teeth, such as drinking coffee and tea, smoking and maintaining poor dental hygiene practices.

This type of discolouration is simply staining and is the easiest to diagnose and treat. As well as agreeing on a course of dental teeth whitening, your teeth whitening dentist can also offer advice on preventing discolouration from happening again – or at least to minimise it.

Intrinsic discolouration is less common and more complex. This is when the tooth loses its colour from the inside due to the dentine just below the surface darkening. Sometimes incorrectly referred to as a “dead tooth,” this intrinsic discolouration is most commonly caused by tooth decay or infection but can be a side effect of a trauma or specific prescription medication. We can successfully treat intrinsic discolouration at our teeth whitening clinic. Still, to do so, we will seek to find the root cause and advise on any other action that might be needed before we start the whitening treatment.

Before and After Teeth Whitening Patient Brisbane

Why Opt For Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening falls under the category of cosmetic dentistry services because it is all about appearances. But appearances matter, and not just for reasons of vanity. Discoloured teeth can harm your social and professional life, making you self-conscious about looking others in the face and giving them a natural smile. Our cosmetic dentistry services are designed to allow patients to regain their self-confidence and social standing, perhaps that they once had when they were younger.

Cosmetic teeth whitening has a genuine impact on your quality of life. As well as boosting your self-confidence, it can make you look younger. There’s nothing like a glowing white smile to distract the eye from any wrinkles you might have acquired over the years!

 

In-Chair Teeth Whitening in Brighton

The first step towards a whiter smile is a preliminary consultation so we can establish the cause of your discolouration and then discuss the options with you. If the cause is intrinsic, for example, tooth decay, the dentist must first deal with the root cause and remove any infection. In most cases, though, discolouration is extrinsic, resulting from those external factors we mentioned earlier.

The most effective solution is in-chair teeth whitening. The whole process only takes about 90 minutes. First, our teeth whitening expert will give your teeth a good clean and descale. Then, we apply a special concentrated whitening gel and also use UV light to speed up the teeth whitening process. Finally, a second gel is applied to ease any potential sensitivity. While nobody can guarantee permanent teeth whitening, your dentist will also offer some advice on reducing the risk of discolouration in the future.

What About Over-The-Counter Solutions

There are dozens of over-the-counter teeth whitening products that you can buy from pharmacies and even from supermarkets or online. These can be highly variable in terms of quality and effectiveness, so we would not recommend them in general. You can be more confident of effective results when you opt for professional teeth whitening in Brighton, Queensland, at a reputable dentist like Brighton Dental Studio.

We use stronger teeth whitening products unavailable over the counter or online and can only be bought by professional dentists. We also take extra steps to reduce the risk of sensitivity, which is not always the case with home whitening kits.

Are You Ready for a More Dazzling Smile?

Everyone deserves to be proud of the way their teeth look. Let’s make sure that you show off a smile that you love. Contact our friendly, caring team today to book a time for a safe, gentle teeth whitening treatment! We’re open late on Mondays and offer payment plans.

* Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

FAQ For Professional Teeth Whitening

What Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

The price of professional teeth whitening can vary based on the specific treatment option you select. In-office teeth whitening treatments can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500, while take-home whitening kits generally range from $300 to $800 in price. At Brighton Dental Suite, we offer a range of payment options and financing plans to help make professional teeth whitening more accessible and affordable for our patients. Contact us to learn more about our teeth whitening services and pricing options.

What is the Most Effective Way to Whiten Teeth?

Professional teeth whitening from your dentist is usually more effective than over-the-counter kits for two reasons. First, the dentist has access to more potent whitening products, and second, the dentist can check the root cause of the discolouration and resolve any underlying problems. Professional whitening is also less likely to increase sensitivity in teeth than home kits.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

No, whatever the procedure, dentists do not expect you to sit and tolerate pain, and whitening is no different. You may feel some sensitivity during the treatment itself, but it will only be mild discomfort at worst. As with any dental procedure, if you ever feel pain, tell the dentist immediately so that action can be taken, for example, by numbing the affected area. 

 

Can Yellow Teeth Become White?

Yes, they certainly can. A cosmetic dentist uses a combination of powerful chemical agents and UV light that can remove years of staining and restore that perfectly white smile. However bad the discolouration and how many years it has been neglected, it is never too late, and you just might be astonished by the results. If we find that successive treatment for teeth whitening isn’t as effective as it can be, we can then consider using dental veneers to complete your smile.

 

Why are my Teeth Discoloured when I Brush Them Every Day?

Don’t despair! Regular brushing definitely helps reduce discolouration, but particular food, drink and personal habits can still cause teeth to become stained over time. Occasionally, the discolouration can be due to some other root cause, such as tooth decay. Either way, your dentist can identify the cause and provide a solution to restore your brightest smile.  

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