Teeth Whitening

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(03) 5278 2666

Office Location

124 Sparks Rd, Norlane, VIC 3214

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info@norlanedental.com.au

In most cases, the natural colour of the teeth is within a range of light greyish-yellow shades. Teeth naturally darken eventually, and their appearance can be affected by the build-up of stains acquired from using tobacco products and consuming staining foods or beverages.

Teeth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural shade of your teeth without removing any of the teeth surfaces. It cannot create a total colour change, but it can substantially lighten the shade of your teeth.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

The most obvious benefit of teeth whitening is an enhanced, whiter, and brighter smile, which improves your appearance.

However, in addition to the aesthetic advantages with teeth whitening, other benefits include:

  • Increased self-esteem and confidence
  • Kills bacteria that may cause gum disease and/or tooth decay
  • Boosts your self-esteem

Causes of Discoloured Teeth

Your tooth enamel can also be stained by food and beverages such as tea, coffee, red wine, and blackcurrant. Smoking and using other tobacco products can also stain teeth.

Calculus or tartar can also affect the shade of your teeth. Some people have discolouration under the surface, which can be caused by certain antibiotics or by tiny cracks in the teeth where stains settle.

The Teeth Whitening Procedure

There are several steps to performing an in-office teeth whitening:

  1. Your Norlane dentist records the shade of your teeth.
  2. Your teeth are then polished with a grainy material to remove any plaque on the surface.
  3. A gauze is placed to keep your teeth dry. Retractors may be used to keep your cheeks, lips, and tongue well away from the whitening solution.
  4. A barrier is placed along the gum line to protect it from exposure to the solution further.
  5. Next, the teeth are covered with a whitening solution on their front surfaces. The solution contains either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the bleaching agent.
  6. Many whitening products require a curing light to activate the peroxide. Once applied, the solution is soaked on the teeth for 30 to 60 minutes, or occasionally reapplied, depending on the brand.
  7. Once the desired shade is achieved, the teeth are rinsed. A fluoride application may be used to calm any tooth sensitivity.

Follow-up appointments are scheduled until the desired shade is achieved.

When done, you are advised to avoid certain foods or drinks that cause stains like coffee, tea, beets, candies, and red wine, for at least 24 hours. Also, avoid tobacco use of any sort.

Teeth Whitening at Norlane Dental Surgery

At Norlane Dental Surgery, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and we are here to help you achieve this goal. We provide safe and effective cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile, including teeth whitening.

Norlane dentist serves the local communities in GeelongNorth GeelongWest GeelongEast GeelongSouth GeelongCorioLaraNorth ShoreHightonBelmont, and Little River.

For more information about teeth whitening in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my porcelain veneers and crowns last?

Porcelain veneers and crowns should last for many years; but they can chip or break, just like your own teeth can. Our dental team will tell you how long each veneer or crown should last. Small chips can be fixed, or a new veneer or crown fitted if necessary.

Will my veneer/crown be noticeable?

Porcelain veneers and crowns are fabricated to match your other teeth closely. The shade of the surrounding teeth will be recorded, to make sure that the colour looks natural and matches those teeth.

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CONTACT INFO

Norlane Dental Surgery

Address: 124 Sparks Rd, Norlane, VIC 3214

Phone: (03) 5278 2666

Email: info@norlanedental.com.au

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Sun: Closed

PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample free car parking onsite

LOCATION

Norlane Dental Surgery is located in Geelong near North Shore only minutes away from North Shore Football Club, Northern Bay College and Water World