Teeth Whitening Melbourne
Over time tea, coffee, red wine, spices and smoking can stain our teeth. Yellow or discoloured teeth can be a cause for embarrassment and can lead us to hide our smile from the world. Tooth whitening can be a very cost efficient and safe way to improve our dental appearance. There are two proven ways to whiten our teeth: Take-Home Whitening and In-Chair Whitening.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
With Take-Home Teeth Whitening we custom make a pair of whitening trays for your teeth. The whitening gel is given for you to take home and the trays are worn every second night for approximately 2 weeks.
In-Chair Teeth Whitening
In-Chair Whitening uses patented technology to whiten your teeth at our office. The process is monitored from start to finish by one of our clinicians and is usually completed within 75 minutes.
Why Take-Home Teeth Whitening is So Popular?
Take-home teeth whitening has gained popularity in recent years and many individuals prefer this method over in-chair whitening for various reasons. While they both have their pros and cons, here are some reasons why take-home whitening may be preferred over in-chair treatments and why it is my treatment of choice.
Firstly, take-home whitening offers convenience and flexibility. Take-home kits allow you to whiten your teeth at your convenience, whether it’s during your lunch break or in the comfort of your home in the evenings, or even overnight.
As a result, take-home whitening allows for a gradual and controlled approach. Some people experience sensitivity during teeth whitening, and in-chair treatments may exacerbate this issue due to the high concentration of bleaching agents used. Take-home kits typically use lower concentrations of whitening agents, which means you can customise the treatment to suit your sensitivity level, resulting in a more comfortable and pleasant experience.
Lasting Results with Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Another advantage of take-home whitening is the ability to maintain your results over time. With in-chair whitening, the immediate results can be striking, but without proper follow-up care, the effects may fade quickly. With take home kits you can easily come into Dental on Flinders and purchase some more whitening agents when you are running low to maintain your brightness.
Are You a Suitable Candidate for Take-Home Teeth Whitening?
All being said, take home whitening is not the best option in all circumstances. The whitening trays won’t work unless you’re using them and occasionally the time taken to get results is too long – for instance, if you have a wedding in a week or two! In these circumstances we typically recommend chair whitening.
In conclusion, while both in-chair and take-home whitening methods have their merits, take-home whitening stands out as a preferable option for many of our patients due to its convenience, cost-effectiveness, gradual approach, and maintenance benefits.
Life-time Whitening Package
Our Life-time Whitening package helps you keep your teeth pearly white in addition to being healthy. We’ll start you off with a Check-up, Clean and custom make you whitening trays. Thereafter, we will provide you with complimentary whitening gel which you can receive with every routine 6 monthly check-up and clean. While we still need to maintain the health of your teeth and gums within the suitability criteria for teeth whitening, it’s our way of saying thank you for taking your oral health seriously.
Book a consultation today to discuss which option is the right one for you and ask about how you could become a member of our lifetime whitening package.
Before & After
Treatment: In-Chair Whitening