Your smile is important and says so much. If your teeth have blemished or stained over the years, you may be looking to boost your confidence with a teeth whitening treatment.
Multiple teeth whitening treatments are available in the Canberra market. Some you can do at home and others can only be done in your dentist’s office. It’s important to check out the different systems and their cost.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a dentist who provides teeth whitening services, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great teeth whitening service?
Choosing the right teeth whitening service will put you in safe hands, and help you get that winning smile.
It can be useful to keep the following in mind when choosing a teeth whitening service.
- Professional. You’ll want to use a professional dentist who specialises in teeth whitening for your treatment, as opposed to DIY kits you buy over-the-counter or treatments in non-professional dental settings. This will ensure your gums and teeth are properly assessed in a hygienic environment before treatment and that you’re in safe hands during treatment.
- Experienced. Not all dentists specialise in cosmetic teeth whitening systems. You’ll want to choose one who has lots of experience and is aware of the risks.
- Honesty. A professionally trained and licensed dentist will be honest about whether you should have treatment and, if so, what type of treatment will be best for you. They’ll be upfront about how white your teeth should be.
- Type of treatment. Several teeth whitening systems are available and not all dentists offer the same types. You’ll want to look at their websites to learn about treatment types and even talk to more than one dentist about the most effective option.
- Competitive pricing. The old saying “you get what you pay for” can apply to teeth whitening, so the cheapest option isn’t always the best. It may be worth phoning around and comparing fees.
The best teeth whitening services in Canberra
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Oasis Dental has redesigned the dental experience. This dentistry doesn’t just fix problems, it protects patients from further damage. This is why Oasis Dental is uncompromising when it comes to quality.
One of Oasis Dental’s service lines is cosmetic dentistry, which includes teeth whitening. Oasis Dental’s other cosmetic services include composite resin veneers, porcelain veneers, dental implant supported crowns (to replace missing teeth), Digital Smile Design assessments and Smile Styler (clear, removable aligners to reposition teeth precisely).
Oasis Dental believes in educating clients and then diagnosing and planning treatment before providing quality treatment delivery and ongoing oral care. Traditional pay-as-you-go dental treatment is available and so are unique packaged treatments that save patient’s time and money. All work is guaranteed, and Oasis Dental provides services in a luxury day spa environment.
Tania Dahl wrote on Google, “I’ve been a patient of Dr Ricks for over 6 years now. The innovative and caring approach to his dentistry not only gets results, it’s followed up by his professional approach, knowledge and compassion to his patients. The staff at Oasis also reflect these same qualities. As a family, we all see Dr Rick, I would not trust any other dentists in Canberra.”
Canberra Dental Care
Canberra Dental Care is a leading provider of all dental treatments, including professional-grade teeth whitening. Using the latest technology and the most up-to-date techniques, Canberra Dental Care can transform your smile with in-house and at-home whitening treatments. Custom-made, reusable teeth trays allow top-quality whitening gel to adhere thoroughly, for the best possible results.
On Google, Nisa He wrote, “Dr Zoe is really professional and cared about my feelings when she was conducting the surgery. All the staff here are nice. Worth five stars!”
Lasting Impressions Dental
The team at Lasting Impressions Dental offers two methods of teeth whitening. The whitening trays method is gentle, effective and gradually whitens over 7 to 10 days at home. Zoom whitening is a faster procedure, taking around 90 minutes in the dentistry and whitening teeth on the same day.
Jess White wrote on Google, “Dr Davies was kind, patient and very gentle. I have previously had bad experiences with other dentists and had left it a long time between visits as I was scared. Dr Davies explained everything …”
The Smile Lounge
Using state-of-the-art equipment, head dentist Dr Michael Yang and the experienced team at The Smile Lounge specialise in professional and effecctive teeth whitening. Treatments include in-house services and take-home whitening packages designed for the best, long-lasting results.
Bill Haskett wrote on Google, “The Smile Lounge is very good indeed. Dr Yang and his team provide a first-class service and I recommend them highly.”
Civic Gentle Dental Care
Civic Gentle Dental Care offers excellent whitening treatment at an affordable price. This non-invasive cosmetic treatment is perfect for those wanting whiter teeth. Civic Gentle Dental Care offers the last cosmetic dental teeth whitening system because it has proven to be effective, longer lasting, and cost-effective.
On Google, Joshua Graham wrote, “The team at Civic Gentle Dental are very good at talking through the options on dental care and do their best at find a time slot that works for you.”
If you’re looking for more information on getting a perfect smiles and dental care in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best dentists, best cosmetic dentists, best orthodontists and best Invisalign orthodontists Canberra has to offer.
Your experience with teeth whitening services in Canberra
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone go for a teeth whitening service?
It’s best to have a qualified dentist examine your teeth and oral health since not everyone is eligible for whitening treatments. If you have gum disease or tooth decay, for example, you should have this treated before you consider whitening your teeth. You may not be eligible if you have sensitive gums or sensitive teeth. If you have some types of medical treatments or other conditions you may not be eligible. The same applies if you have braces. Your dentist will let you know if teeth whitening is safe for you.
Does teeth whitening damage teeth?
Professional teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment. It doesn't damage your teeth’s enamel if you follow your dentist’s instructions carefully. This is why it’s important to have your teeth whitened by a professional dentist who specialises in this type of treatment. Using an over-the-counter bleaching agent, a DIY treatment or heading to a service not run by a dentist can be risky.
What type of teeth whitening is available and how long does it take?
Different treatment types are available so research dentists in your area to get a feel for options. Some procedures, which can whiten your teeth in one day, are only done in the dentist’s chair. Some involve making a mould of your teeth to create whitening trays. This take-home system whitens your teeth in around 7 to 10 days if you follow your dentist’s instructions carefully.
How much does it cost to have your teeth whitened?
This varies on the type of teeth whitening system you choose and other factors your dentist will let you know about when you go for your consultation.
How long will my teeth whitening treatment last?
Teeth whitening isn’t permanent. The length of time teeth whitening lasts depends on factors like the type of system you choose and the condition of your teeth and gums. In some cases, teeth whitening can last for several months and even up to two years, but this also depends on your lifestyle habits. If you smoke and consume lots of drinks that stain teeth, like coffee or red wine, your treatment may not last as long.