We’re Here to Put the Sparkle Back in Your Smile

Are you looking for a quick confidence boost? Do you want to look your best for an upcoming special event? Dana Street Dental can help you with professional teeth whitening in Ballarat. This safe, effective and non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment is a great way of achieving a brighter, whiter smile.

An unfortunate reality is that teeth do discolour over time. There are various reasons why this happens. These can include age, coffee and tea, certain foods and medications, and tobacco use. Teeth whitening can enhance the look of your smile by reducing the appearance of built-up stains and discolouration on your teeth.

It’s important to note that not all teeth whitening methods and products are the same. Nor do they deliver the same results. For the safest and most effective whitening treatment, it’s essential to undergo treatment under the care of a dentist. And this doesn’t necessarily mean having to do your whitening treatment in the dental chair. There are take-home options too! Over-the-counter teeth whitening products may have similar ingredients, but the quality and concentration of the whitening solutions provided by dentists are far superior.

At Dana Street Dental, how you feel about your smile is important to us. As part of our cosmetic dentistry services, we offer both in-chair and take-home teeth whitening to help put the sparkle back in your smile.

The Teeth Whitening Process

Our Ballarat dentists care about your oral health. So, before going ahead with teeth whitening our dentists will conduct a thorough oral assessment to ensure you’re a suitable candidate. During this initial consultation, they will also help you determine which type of whitening treatment is best for you.

Teeth whitening produces the best results when your teeth are clean and free of plaque and tartar build-up. Because of this, your dentist may recommend professional teeth cleaning before you proceed with your treatment.

In-Chair Teeth Whitening

This option is an in-chair procedure that can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in a single visit. Your dentist will begin by applying a whitening gel to your teeth which is then activated by light. This is done in cycles lasting 15 minutes each. How many cycles you have during your whitening treatment will vary depending on the current shade of your teeth and desired results.

Within an hour you can be walking out of our dental practice with a whiter smile. In-chair whitening is a great option for the time-poor or those who are after the fastest result possible.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

The take-home version of the treatment allows you to achieve a whiter smile from the comfort of your home. The process begins with your dentist taking impressions of your teeth to base your custom made whitening trays off. A whitening tray is an oral device you wear over your teeth like a mouthguard. The whitening solution sits in your trays and whitens your teeth as you wear them.

When your trays are ready, your dentist will ensure a good fit. They will provide you with specific instructions for their use. However, you can expect to have to wear them for around an hour a day over two weeks to reach your desired shade.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

There’s no one answer to this as it depends heavily on one’s lifestyle, oral hygiene and the things they eat and drink. However, there are things you can do to extend the life of your whitening treatment, which include:
At our Ballarat dental practice, we can provide you with maintenance at-home kits to keep your smile lighter and brighter for longer.