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Teeth Whitening at May St Dental Centre

Before and after teeth whiteningHave you noticed that your teeth aren’t quite as bright as they used to be? Over time, staining foods or beverages, smoking or the ageing process can result in teeth that look yellow or gray.

Why Choose Professional Whitening?

If you feel dissatisfied with your smile, teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options around the world. It is formulated to provide consistent, predictable whitening, even for teeth with heavy discolouration.

Though whitening treatments are readily available, professional whitening offers many advantages. It is safer, more effective and is supervised by our trained clinicians to make sure that you receive the results you wish for. Over the counter kits are only one size, and may not fit appropriately. The whitening gels can be abrasive or leak out of non-personalised trays, irritating the gums and soft tissues of the mouth.

Our professional whitening system can be completed in-chair during a single appointment and taken home with you in a convenient touch-up kit.

With in-chair whitening, we’ll fit trays to your teeth and select the whitening gel with the appropriate strength for your whitening goals while accounting for tooth sensitivity. The gel is applied in the trays while the gums are protected from irritation. In just one session, you’ll see dramatically different results, and with your personalised trays, any touch-up can be completed at home.

Why are my teeth stained?

Teeth staining can have several different causes. Some of the most common culprits we see include:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking staining beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine
  • Eating staining foods like berries and curry
  • Inadequate dental hygiene
  • Certain health conditions
  • Genetics

Will whitening my teeth hurt?

It shouldn’t. Most professional whitening products contain an added desensitising ingredient that protects even sensitive teeth and keeps you comfortable during the process. Additionally, the customisable nature of professional whitening treatments prevents the product from coming into contact with soft tissues like your gums, lips, and tongue.
If your teeth are very sensitive, please talk to us so that we can help you determine whether whitening is appropriate for you.

What about over-the-counter teeth whitening kits?

Over the counter whitening kits are designed to be “one size fits all” which often translates to “one size fits none”.
The strength of the whitening product is much lower than what you can get in a professional kit, meaning that you must use the product for a longer period of time and are still unlikely to get the results you can find in a professional product. Additionally, your results are not being monitored by the dentist you know and trust.

Can veneers be whitened after they're applied?

It is not possible to change the shade of any restorative dental material with teeth whitening. If you are interested in having your natural teeth whitened, this should be done before veneers are placed. Your veneers can then be matched to the shade of your whitened teeth.

My teeth are discoloured. What are my options?

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Sometimes, a simple teeth whitening procedure is all it takes to put the sparkle back into your smile.

If your staining or discolouration is resistant to whitening, however, we have other ways of improving the appearance of your teeth using cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, bonding, or porcelain crowns. Call us to find out which of our services is right for you.

Improve Your Smile Today

Contact us today to book your first consultation for teeth whitening East Fremantle! Payment plans from DentiCare are available.


Teeth Whitening East Fremantle, North Fremantle, Palmyra WA | (08) 9319 2606