Get a confident, more radiant smile today with fast, effective at-home & in-chair teeth whitening treatments to suit your needs
Oxford Street Dental in Leederville offer a range of pain-free teeth whitening options to suit you, from superfast in-chair whitening or daily tooth whitening delivered conveniently at home. Both options offer excellent results – it’s really about personal preference.
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What causes tooth discolouration?
Over time, through everyday activities, the enamel in your teeth becomes discoloured.
Drinking tea or coffee, red wine, smoking cigarettes, eating coloured foods, certain medications, and even some diseases may discolour your teeth in ways that can be removed with a professionally endorsed whitening system.
Can teeth bleaching whiten all teeth?
Teeth whitening works most of the time, but occasionally you may have tooth discolouration that cannot be improved this way. For example, the following cases cannot be improved by whitening:
In instances such as these, your dentist may suggest other methods for cosmetic improvement, such as porcelain veneers, or replacing existing crowns, veneers or bridges.
Am I suitable for teeth-whitening?
Almost anyone with natural teeth can benefit from tooth whitening, providing your teeth have not been damaged from tetracycline staining, or you have particularly sensitive teeth. If your natural teeth have artificial components such as caps, fillings or crowns, they will not bleach and you may need to explore other options, such as porcelain veneers.
Is it bad to have your teeth-whitened?
Provided you have your dentist’s approval, and choose a method of teeth-whitening recommended by your dentist, teeth-whitening is a perfectly safe option. Some individuals, though, have sensitive teeth and therefore must choose a more conservative approach for whitening. Additionally, particular toothpastes or mousses may be prescribed to help treat your sensitive teeth during this time.
How much does it cost for professional teeth-whitening?
You may choose to have professional teeth-whitening performed either in chair – at the dental clinic or at home. Currently, in-chair teeth-whitening costs $749. Take-home teeth-whitening kits are $249. Terms and conditions apply.
How long does it take to whiten your teeth at the dentist?
If you choose in-chair teeth-whitening at the dentist, your treatment generally takes between 30 to 90 minutes. Alternatively, if you choose at-home professional teeth whitening treatments, it may take two to four weeks before you notice a difference.
Does teeth-whitening work?
Providing you are bleaching or whitening your natural teeth, teeth-whitening certainly works. The level of effectiveness (e.g. how many shades lighter is achieved) depends on the type of professional bleach used and percentage of solution but generally two to three shades lighter. Poor or ineffective results only occur when your teeth have artificial components such as fillings, crowns, bridges or dentures.
Professional whitening: the cost
Prices for teeth whitening have gone down significantly over the years. However, it’s important that you choose a professional teeth whitening system over the many over-the-counter remedies advertised at your local pharmacy or supermarket.
Talk to your dentist today to find out more about pricing.
In-chair professional teeth whitening
Get up to 2-3 shades whiter in one hour! Professional in-chair whitening is performed by the dentist in the clinic.
It’s super-fast, safe and effective, giving immediate results. Oxford Street Dental Clinic uses the Pola whitening system. Pola has unique desensitising ingredients that block and calm the nerves, making you feel far more comfortable afterwards.
At-home teeth whitening
For a slower, gentler approach, your dentist may give you a Pola at-home whitening kit.
At Oxford Street Dental, we prefer Pola advanced tooth whitening system. Pola has a neutral pH which ensures the greatest comfort for you. It also has a blend of soothers and conditioners to eliminate any sensitivity. Your dentist will suggest the correct strength of whitener for you.