Home Whitening

Take Home Teeth Whitening

Birdseye Dental Group in Melbourne offer take-home teeth whitening for your convenience.

Tooth discolouration is caused by many contributing factors including strongly dyed foods, tea, coffee, red wine, some prescription medications and smoking. Although many people opt for in-chair teeth whitening as they often have an important upcoming event such as wedding, other patients prefer the relaxed convenience of whitening their smile in the comfort of their own home at times more suited to their hectic life schedule.

Following a comprehensive and detailed oral health check, a one of our dentists will help you to determine which of our at home whitening options will work best for you.

We are proud to offer Australian-made Pola teeth whitening, which is the market leader in whitening in the UK.

Take home teeth whitening from Birdseye Dental Group

We will instruct you on the correct use of the gel and the quantity you need to apply to your trays and how long to wear them in order to achieve your desired results. The results achievable using at home whitening is the same as the 30-minute, in-chair treatment, but as the whitening gel in the take home kit is less potent than that used in-office, your desired results may take up to a week to complete, although a noticeable change should be apparent after only a few applications.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Sensitivity is a common complaint from patients after teeth whitening both in-office and at home. Sensitivity is often the effect of whitening agents on the dentine of your teeth. Sensitivity after whitening is not usually a sign of any damage to the teeth.

If you experience sensitivity whilst using the at home treatment you should stop treatment applications for a few days. Often the use of desensitising toothpaste can alleviate the problem. If symptoms continue, please contact our practice immediately for further advice.

The main difference between in office whitening and at home whitening kits is the amount of time it takes to complete the treatment. In office whitening treatment generally requires 1 hour to achieve a great result. While home treatments requires 3 minutes every day for 2-3 weeks or the prescribed duration of the treatment.

In both cases, similar whitening results can be achieved. The outcome may vary depending on staining and your goals.

Not all tooth discolouration can be fixed by cosmetic teeth whitening. There are some dental problems which could make whitening impossible or counterproductive. Consulting with your dentist about teeth whitening ensures that you are making the right choice for your teeth and oral health.

Some teeth are discoloured by medical conditions or dental conditions, and as such cannot be whitened using cosmetic teeth whitening. Veneers and crowns also do not respond to regular teeth whitening methods and may need professional care or alternative dental solutions.

Take home whitening treatments can last up to 6 months, however, the longevity of teeth whitening will depend largely on your oral hygiene practices and lifestyle choices.

Teeth whitening is effective in the removal of smoke stains however if you continue to smoke, the whitening results can be undone and new stains may controvert current treatment.

The majority of treatments are between 2 and 3 weeks long; although there may be some immediate improvements to your teeth after just one treatment.

The number of treatment needed may vary depending on how many shade lighter you are trying to achieve, what type of stains are on your teeth and the advice given by your dentist in your specific case.

Although tooth enamel is the outermost part of the tooth. Teeth whitening actually changes the colour of the dentin beneath the enamel which is also the source of colouring in your teeth. Teeth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and will not be damaged by professional teeth whitening techniques.

Whitening results will depend on the severity of stains on your teeth. A consultation with your dentist is vital to determine the level of whitening that is possible in each individual case and which products are best suited to your teeth.