Teeth whitening is often viewed simply as a cosmetic treatment, but that doesn’t mean it’s unnecessary or unimportant. At Fernvale Dental, we believe that everyone should feel happy and confident with their smile. If the look of your teeth makes you feel self-conscious, and you find yourself always covering your mouth when laughing or talking, then teeth whitening is an option you should consider.
If you’re interested in teeth whitening, get in touch today with the
Fernvale Dental team on 07 5427 0880 or book online today
Why do I need teeth whitening?
There are many reasons why our teeth discolour or stain throughout our life. The most common causes are:
The consumption of strongly coloured beverages, such as coffee, tea and red wine, and chocolate and berries.
Exposure to some kinds of antibiotics at a young age
Natural staining and discolouration as a result of age and everyday use
What are the teeth whitening options?
If your teeth make you feel self-conscious, the first step is giving our clinic a call and making an appointment with one of our friendly dentists. We’ll assess your teeth and talk with you about your desired outcomes and then present you with a treatment plan suited to you and your budget.
Teeth whitening products are made up of medicants that attach to and break down the bonds that cause tooth discolouration and staining. These medicants are made up of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, depending on the brand. The result is a whiter, brighter smile.
There are over-the-counter home teeth whitening products that you can use which are made up of a less concentrated version of what our dentists use in the clinic. These products need to be applied daily for a certain time before they have any effect, and it’s important that you follow their instructions carefully. Even if you choose to do teeth whitening at home, we still recommend that you see one of our dentists beforehand; prior to the use of any teeth whitening products, it’s important that the underlying cause of your tooth discolouration is discovered and treated if necessary, otherwise teeth whitening may prove futile.
We also offer professional teeth whitening services in the clinic, at the hands of one of our dentists. An in-chair treatment requires only one visit and the results are generally noticed immediately.
Tooth whitening is most effective when applied to clean and healthy surfaces so, even if you choose to do it at home, you should still make an appointment with one of our dentists beforehand for a general check-up. Discomfort and sensitivity are possible during the treatment; if this is a concern for you, please discuss it with your dentist at your appointment.
What if teeth whitening isn’t for me?
Teeth whitening isn’t the most appropriate treatment for discolouration and staining in every situation, which is why you should always consult a dentist prior to any treatment. The cause of the discolouration should always be determined and, if necessary, treated before any other steps are taken.
Certain types of staining do not respond overly well to teeth whitening. For instance, yellow stains can be treated quite effectively, whereas greyish surface stains are more stubborn.
If it’s decided that teeth whitening wouldn’t work so well for you, don’t despair. There are other avenues to pursue, such as porcelain or composite veneers. To get all the information you need so you can make an informed decision, please make an appointment with one of our wonderful dentists.
Easy Payment Options
Did you know we have flexible payment options available? You can pay for your weekday and Saturday dental treatment with Zip, Afterpay or National Dental Plan. Dental treatments are important to your overall health, and it’s best to get that toothache sorted as soon as possible. With Zip, Afterpay and National Dental Plan, the benefits include:
At Fernvale Dental, we accept all major private health funds and can facilitate on the spot claiming with HICAPS! We are also proud to be part of the Members’ Choice network for Medibank Private, First Choice for NIB, the More for Teeth program with HCF and the Choice Network for CBHS! FIND OUT MORE
Shop 9, 1455 Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale, Queensland.
T. 07 5427 0880
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:30pm
If you need to reschedule or cancel an existing appointment, please call us on (07) 5427 0880 as we are unable to do this via our contact form.