Teeth whitening can remove stains and discolouration from your teeth to restore natural-looking whiteness.
At Swish Dental, we offer teeth whitening in Brisbane for adults over 18 who want to boost their smiles. We can provide you with custom-fitted trays and teeth whitening gel that you can use in the comfort of your own home to get the results you want in 2 weeks.
To find out more or get started today, get in touch with your local Swish Dental clinic in Everton Park or Mitchelton and book a free consultation.
We offer teeth whitening to anyone over 18 who wants to improve their smile, but this treatment isn't suitable for everyone.
Generally, teeth whitening gel is effective at removing stains caused by food and drink, tobacco and natural ageing. However, it's less effective at lifting stains caused by a health condition or medication. You also can't whiten fillings, crowns or other dental restorations.
If you're not eligible for teeth whitening, you may still be able to whiten your smile with dental veneers.
Our teeth naturally darken as we age, and some people's teeth are naturally less white than others. However, most teeth stains and discolouration can be prevented by making changes to your diet or lifestyle.
Food and drink with strong pigments or high acidity can cause stains to form, or weaken your teeth and make them easier to stain. This includes tea and coffee, red and white wine, soft drinks, fruit juices and other strongly-coloured foods and drinks.
Smoking or chewing tobacco can also cause teeth to stain, as can not brushing and flossing your teeth properly, which allows plaque to form.
Teeth can also be discoloured by injuries and trauma, certain health conditions or as a side-effect of medications, however these types of stains can't usually be treated with teeth whitening.
If you decide teeth whitening is right for you, we'll first give you a complete oral health assessment to see if there are any other issues that need to be treated as a priority. We'll discuss your goals from teeth whitening, then we can start to create your custom whitening trays.
We'll take impressions (moulds) of your teeth that will be sent to a dental laboratory where your whitening trays will be made. We'll call you back for another appointment when they arrive, usually after a few days, and provide you with a teeth whitening gel formulated to the right consistency for your needs.
Following our instructions, you can begin the treatment at home by applying the whitening gel to the trays and placing them carefully over your teeth. This should be done for up to 2 hours each day for 2 weeks, or as long as we advise to get the results you want.
We'll book a follow-up appointment to check that you're happy with the results, and we're always on hand to answer any questions you have.
The treatment isn't painful, but your teeth may feel sensitive after being exposed to the teeth whitening gel for as long as you use it. We can provide you with an anti-sensitive gel that can be placed in the whitening trays before the whitening gel to help reduce this effect.
No. The whitening gel we provide is safe for teeth enamel, but it's important not to let it come into contact with your gums, throat or other parts of your mouth. Your teeth may be at risk if you use a teeth whitening kit bought from a store.
The results of teeth whitening vary for each individual, but you can expect your new smile to last for 6 months or longer. If it starts to fade, we can provide new whitening gel. We'll also recommend avoiding certain food, drink and other sources of stains to help your white smile last.