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Teeth Whitening

Teeh Whitening (also known as bleaching) is a dental process used to lighten the shade of teeth that have not improved with professional cleaning. The general teeth whitening process involves the application of a bleaching agent onto the surfaces of the front of your teeth. The active bleaching agent most commonly used in teeth whitening formulas is hydrogen peroxide. Depending on the whitening system recommended by your dentist, the whitening strength of the bleaching agent used may vary.

Special offer for teeth whitening

At Healthy Smile Dental, we strive to make dental care affordable and accessible for all. That’s why we are excited to offer a special promo for teeth whitening to our patients.

After a check-up and cleaning appointment, you may be eligible to take advantage of our professional teeth whitening take-home kit for only $250. Additionally, if you have advanced or comprehensive insurance cover, a teeth whitening rebate of $100 to $300 could be available to you. This is a great way to get the bright, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted without breaking the bank.

Contact us now to book a check-up and cleaning appointment, and avail yourself of this special offer for teeth whitening.

At Healthy Smile Dental, we offer “take-home kit” whitening treatment.

Whiten your teeth at home with a dentist-prescribed whitening kit

A set of custom-made trays is created for you to take home, along with a bleaching agent gel and applicator kit. At home, you will need to apply the bleaching agent to your custom trays and wear them for a specified period of time. At HSD, we provide a whitening system called Pola Day. This system has proven to be a very effective treatment option for our patients. Typically, this process requires you to wear the tray(s) for one hour daily over a 7 to 10 day period. The main drawback of this whitening method is that you need to be responsible for wearing the trays for the recommended time consistently during the treatment period.


The advantages of whitening/bleaching:

  • Whitening is suitable for undamaged natural teeth that require a lighter shade. (Crowns, veneers or facings do not respond to whitening).
  • Custom-made trays can be reused at a later date.
  • Upper and lower teeth can be treated simultaneously.
  • Approved tooth whitening products are biosafe.
It is important to consult with your dentist so that you can make an informed decision about which teeth whitening option is most suitable for your teeth. If you are considering teeth whitening, give our friendly team a call to book a consultation.

The disadvantages of whitening/bleaching:

  • Not all natural teeth respond well to whitening. For example, yellow, orange and brown coloured stains usually respond well to whitening. However, grey coloured stains may only lighten a little, so the results may not be what you expect.
  • Individual teeth may respond to bleach differently.
  • White composite restorations are not affected by the whitening process and may need to be replaced to match the whitened teeth in order to achieve a consistent shade in your smile.
  • When a bleaching agent comes into contact with your gums for a prolonged period, you may experience irritation and burning.
  • Bleaching should be performed in a controlled setting. Some over-the-counter whitening products can be too powerful and can damage teeth if used incorrectly over an extended period. We do not recommend nor endorse over-the-counter whitening treatments for this reason.
  • Bleaching may not be suitable if you have a pre-existing sensitivity to bleaching, cracked/worn teeth, receding gums or gum disease (periodontitis).