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Teeth Whitening

We all want whiter, brighter teeth. This is a goal that can often be achieved through simple whitening treatments, a service that we offer here at Hawthorn East Dental, your cosmetic dentistry experts.

Whitening your natural teeth is a quick, non-invasive way to brighten your smile and comes with little to no side effects. Teeth whitening treatment can be done at any age, it is extremely easy to apply and is used at home to produce great cosmetic results!

What is Tooth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a popular and highly successful cosmetic procedure that lightens your natural teeth leaving you with a whiter, brighter smile.

Everyday activities such as eating and drinking can stain your teeth, leaving them an undesirable shade of yellow. Eating foods rich in colour such as berries or drinking beverages such as coffee and tea accelerate the amount of staining and can have a big impact on the colour and brightness of your smile. Even simply ageing can negatively impact the shade of your teeth! This also applies to smokers who often find themselves with more staining when compared to a non-smoker. Whitening effectively aims to fight these stains and in return give you a brighter smile that you can be proud of.

Teeth whitening treatment acts by lightening the discolourations within the teeth. Organic materials break down to remove staining and create whiter smiles. Teeth Whitening is effective and long lasting. By simply touching up your teeth a few times per year you can maintain your desired shade.

What we offer

Here at Hawthorn East Dental we offer the highly successful SDI Poladay Whitening Kits. As we use this treatment ourselves we are able to recommend it highly. The whitening kit that we provide comes with whitening gel and custom fabricated whitening trays that fit to your teeth only. The whitening process is very easy and comfortable. Simply applying the crystal clear gel into your custom made bleaching tray and wearing it for 30 minutes a day is all it takes!

This gel is composed of 9.5% hydrogen peroxide which is very safe and effective in whitening teeth. This whitening gel also contains a unique blend of soothers, conditioners and water to reduce possible sensitivity.

For the majority of patients whitening your teeth will incur no side effects. However, some patients will experience temporary sensitivity that will subside after several hours of treatment. However, this can be controlled by simply altering the frequency of whitening treatments. (Eg. Skipping a day between treatments.)

This is just one of the reasons that we offer the ‘take-home’ Whitening kits as opposed to ‘in- chair’ treatments. Side effects such as sensitivity can be easily managed during the ‘take home’ treatment as it whitens your teeth gradually over multiple days of use. Another benefit of the ‘take home’ kit is the result. As this is a gradual process the result can be monitored easily by yourself. Once you have reached your desired shade you can simply stop treatment and top up every now and then with your left over treatment gel. This treatment also creates a better result compared to the ‘in chair’ whitening when used for the optimal time of two weeks.

For the best result possible it is strongly recommended that a professional scale and clean is done before whitening treatment commences.

Treatment procedure

Visit One
Comprehensive Smile Assessment and shade of teeth taken and any questions you mayu have are answered. Suitability for treatment is discussed along with the expected result. Impressions are taken for your custom fabricated whitening trays.

Visit Two
Custom trays are back from the local dental lab and are ready to be tried in. The dentist will go through instructions for the treatment and show you how to apply the gel, answering any questions you may have.

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