Teeth Whitening in Highton

Have years of eating sugary snacks, drinking coffee or smoking caused your teeth to be a few shades darker than you’d like? Yellow or blue-grey tinted teeth may look unpleasant but are easy to fix. After just one visit to Barrabool Hills Family Medical & Dental Practice in Highton, you can smile freely knowing that your teeth are gleaming white again.

How Professional Teeth Whitening Compares to At-Home Treatments

 

Our in-office teeth whitening services are a popular and efficient way to transform your smile. Learn some of the benefits of professional teeth whitening over commercially available whitening products:

  • Faster results. You’ll have whiter teeth in under an hour, although the full results may take a couple days to show.

  • Safer application. Our dentist will first evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums to ensure that the whitening products won’t damage them.

  • More dramatic change. While the results from over-the-counter products may be subtle, a professional teeth whitening will noticeably brighten your teeth by several shades.

In-office teeth whitening is the clear winner when you compare it to commercially available whitening products. That said, it’s not without some limitations. While teeth whitening is effective for surface stains, it does little to correct intrinsic stains. For deeper stains, you may want to consider other options, such as veneers.

How to Maintain Your Bright Smile After Your Appointment

 

One of the most common questions we hear from our patients is how they can make the results of their teeth whitening last as long as possible. In response, we offer the following advice:

  • Limit your consumption of sugary beverages, soda, tea and coffee, or at the very least, use a straw to reduce contact with your teeth.

  • Ask your doctor about alternatives to tetracycline, an antibiotic known to discolour teeth.

  • Maintain good oral hygiene, and consider switching to a whitening toothpaste and mouthwash.

 

When you do the above, you’ll keep your teeth whiter for longer. Schedule a teeth whitening appointment at our office in Highton today. Call (03) 5241 2878.