Teeth whitening in St Kilda
Are you looking for teeth whitening in Melbourne’s South-East? Capital Dental Care are your local, trusted, and experienced dentist in St Kilda.
We provide high-quality teeth whitening services using the most advanced and the highest quality materials, helping patients enhance their smile and boost their confidence with safe and effective teeth whitening treatments.
Why have your teeth whitened?
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective option for patients to enhance their appearance. Ideal before and important event or as part of a regular oral health regime.
Pearly white teeth can help patients feel more confident. A dazzling smile is one of the most important factors for making a first impression and fundamental for your overall physical appearance.
As we age, it is common for people to lose their sparkle with their teeth. Dull and yellow teeth can easily develop if left untreated.
Food and drinks such as coffee and tea, red wine are typical culprits, as is smoking. All of these can contribute to stained teeth that would benefit significantly from teeth whitening.
Brushing your teeth regularly can definitely help minimise teeth staining, however professional cleaning and whitening periodically is a far more effective strategy to ensure your teeth are looking their very best.
Professional teeth whitening vs over the counter treatments
Over the counter teeth whitening and teeth whitening toothpastes are popular choices for many people. However, these options will not deliver the same results as a professional solution.
Not only are these options not as strong, they are not customised for your teeth, which means the solution can easily leak and result in irritation of the gums, and absorption of the solution into your bloodstream.
For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek professional treatment when getting your teeth whitened. Not only will you get more effective results, but a dentist will provide a safer experience.
Why choose Capital Dental Care for teeth whitening?
Our clinic is a trusted and experienced cosmetic dentistry. We serve the local St Kilda and neighbouring area of Melbourne and have many years of experience.
All of our team takes great pride in all of our dental services and are dedicated to our customer’s complete oral care.
We offer professional take-home teeth whitening kits which are very popular with our patients. After a quick and easy appointment, we can take impressions of your teeth and make a customised tray to fit over your teeth and provide you with a professional grade teeth whitener that you can use in the comfort of your own home.
How white will my teeth become?
The results of the whitening procedure of your teeth will depend on the present condition of your teeth. The current state of your teeth, genetics and stains all affect the results of the whitening treatment session. For most patients, the teeth are 7-10 shades lighter after the treatment, while in a small percentage of people it can go as high as 10-15 shades. Please be aware that these are only generalised results based on the treatment of a cross-section of patients. As the tooth condition varies greatly between different patients, the results of whitening may also differ. Check with your dentist for a qualified opinion.
Should I avoid certain foods after my teeth have been whitened?
After getting your teeth whitened, you should avoid these foods:
- Acidic foods: Avoid foods such as citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, grapefruits, pineapples, tomatoes, pickled or food with pickle ingredients and processed meats.
- Dark-coloured beverages: Do not drink tea, coffee, sodas, or grape juice. These drinks are the primary reason for stains and yellowing of your teeth. If you cannot avoid or resist such drinks, it is best to use a straw and rinse your mouth immediately afterwards to minimise the damage.
How long does professional teeth whitening last?
It depends from person to person. Generally, it may vary from 2-3 years for a person who takes all precautions and the dentist’s advice, to as little as 6 months for a person who does not follow them. The teeth whitening lasts the lowest if you expose your teeth to acidic food, dark-coloured beverages, smoking and stain-causing food.