Most of us would like whiter, brighter teeth. Here at BOH Dental we offer several methods, including laser and light activated whitening, which are considered the most sophisticated tooth whitening techniques in the world.
Ever wanted to turn the clock back to when those stained teeth were pearly whites?
Did you know 25% of Australians surveyed indicated they had felt uncomfortable about their dental appearance in the past 12 months?
Hearing these statistics, it is no surprise that many of our patients wish to fix their unsightly tooth staining and regain their confidence. We are pleased to help our patients recover their white smiles and we are committed to using the best whitening methods available. Our dental hygienist Jade Canestreini commenting,
“If you look after your teeth well, our experience has shown that the benefits of bleaching can last for years.”
BOH Dental is proud to offer a full range of whitening services, from the comfort and ease of our take-home kits, to the ultra-fast results of our laser and dynamic light whitening systems, and we provide only the best treatments by respected brands such as Pola, KOR, SmartBleach and Zoom Whitening.
The smile you have always dreamed of is possible, thanks to the wide range of teeth whitening services available at our full service dental clinic in Brisbane CBD.
Teeth Stains & Treatment Options
Teeth are stained by a myriad of chemicals and environmental factors, such as the consumption of foods with pigments (coffee, tea and red wine), medicines, smoking, aging and trauma.
Many natural ingredients, such as currants and blueberries, also contain color staining pigments.
“In most cases, we recommend our take home whitening systems. The combination of low concentration bleach and use over a long period of time typically produces the best results.” Dr Ian Davies says.
“However, the needs of our patients vary and often a combination of our in-chair and take home whitening systems may be the most appropriate treatment, particularly for immediate results or severe staining.”
Whitening is a subtle process, and the degree of colour change necessary varies from person to person. While many stains can be managed by appropriate oral care, severe stains, like those from tetracycline medication, may require a greater magnitude of treatment such as laser bleaching. Dr Ian Davies continuing,
“Bleaching is often complicated by factors such as – medication, fluorosis and existing dental work. Different types of discoloration respond to bleaching at different rates, and we are able to develop treatment strategies that take these factors into account.”
Home bleaching involves wearing very thin, transparent plastic trays which are moulded specifically for your teeth. These trays hold a bleaching agent in contact with the tooth surface, and are normally worn at night for approximately one week.
Custom fitted trays provide a comfortable alternative to the consumer ready counterparts available at beauticians and chemists.
Worried about side effects? By controlling the strength of the bleaching agents, our dental team is able to fine tune our whitening systems to work around unwanted side-effects like tooth sensitivity. Unlike over the counter systems, we are able to manage your treatment if complications arise.
We provide both Pola and Kor whitening for home use at a variety of bleaching concentrations. Both are excellent systems with similar designs and applications, and our dentists are able to provide specific advice regarding the most suitable option for you.
Take home whitening can be repeated periodically, with the ADA recommending once a year as an appropriate rate. We advise that our patients keep their trays, as we are able to provide bleaching top up kits for further treatment.
In Chair Whitening
Do you need immediate results? Quick and convenient, we provide a range of in-chair bleaching treatments, from laser whitening to light activated system, that can have your teeth whiter in as little as 90 minutes.
One of our favourite in-chair systems, Zoom Whitening, is a photo dynamic procedure that involves just one appointment at our teeth whitening clinic in Brisbane. With immediate results, this is a great solution for those that need results without the fuss or take home requirements.
Zoom bleaching is activated by dynamic light (left) for immediate results.
During Zoom bleaching, a special, non-acidic, hydrogen peroxide gel is combined with a low intensity light treatment. This affects the light absorbing molecules in your teeth to make them lighter, and the procedure allows our team to achieve a marked difference in the shade of your smile in just one session.
Similarly, our laser treatment SmartBleach, is a one-session whitening system available at our clinic. We have found this treatment is particularly useful for stubborn single-teeth stains, or patients concerned with staining that cannot be removed via conventional methods.
Can I get whitening products over-the-counter or at a beauty salon?
Yes, but they are different products to those that are provided by a dental professional, and our experience means we are able to offer the most relevant advice and plan the best dental treatment for your personal needs. Dr Ian Davies stating that,
“Unlike over the counter purchases, our treatment is not a ‘dispense and forget’ situation. Patients can experience sensitivity during bleaching, and may require specific instructions to get the most out of a bleaching experience.”
At BOH Dental, we believe that no two sets of teeth are the same, and teeth whitening should never be viewed as a one-size-fits-all procedure. We provide a safe, comforting environment, and tailor our whitening plans to suit your individual needs.
Always available to help if treatment is not proceeding as expected, we are there every step of the way to ensure that your whitening is achieved safely and your expectations are met.
Contact our dentists in Brisbane CBD for personalised treatment and the long term maintenance of your beautiful, bright smile.
LinksAustralian Dental Association
Pola Advanced Tooth Whitening System