More and more everyday Aussies are looking into teeth whitening treatments as for many of us, brighter smiles can provide a great boost to our confidence.

Teeth yellowing and discolouration is a completely normal and common issue that many of us face. A number of factors can contribute to discoloured teeth such as:
• Foods consumed e.g. red wine, coffee
• Medications/ medical conditions
• Tobacco use
• Poor dental hygiene
• Environment
• Aging/ Genetics

Although a normal condition, teeth discolouration can be remedied easily by a registered specialist.

Our professional team of registered specialists have been safely creating brighter smiles in Melbourne for years.
We will first complete a thorough assessment of the health of your teeth and gums to determine if tooth whitening is the right solution for you. We can discuss how many shades whiter you would ideally like to achieve and help determine what level of brightening would best suit your smile.

In rare cases, such as particular medical or other conditions, teeth whitening may not be the best solution for you. That’s why it’s so important for us to have an initial appointment where we can thoroughly assess and discus your individual needs.

We use bleach to whiten your teeth. Now although bleach may sound scary, it is a completely safe procedure when performed by a fully qualified and registered specialist. We have the right training, tools, and materials and with our professional knowledge can properly determine what amount of hydrogen peroxide (bleach) is right for you. Our specialists will apply a carefully controlled, correct amount of bleach to your teeth using specially made trays that fit your teeth perfectly.

After whitening, you may experience some sensitivity with your teeth and gums. However, this is only a temporary side effect that is completely normal. The sensitivity will gradually fade, and you’ll be left with a brilliant white smile. To help deal with the sensitivity, you should brush gently with a soft toothbrush and avoid consuming very hot or cold foods and beverages for up to two days after your whitening treatment.

We always caution against the use of an at home kit, as many of the DIY whitening kits are not properly regulated and the chemicals and amounts used are usually not clearly disclosed. They could potentially use a bleaching agent that it too strong, or unsafe levels of concentration, which could lead to irreversible damage to your teeth and gums.

Another issue with home teeth whitening is that you are not a registered specialist. You could apply product incorrectly, for too long, or too often and you may not see signs of damage until it’s too late.

Going to a registered specialist may cost more upfront than an at home kit, but the health of your gums and teeth is something that will affect you for the rest of your life. Some damage once done is not irreversible. At home kits also simply pale in comparison to the levels of whitening that can be achieved by a qualified dentist.

We aim to make our teeth whitening cost as affordable and accessible to everyone as possible. There are many financing options available through a variety of third-party institutions and we’re more than happy to provide you will all the necessary information to get you on track to a brighter smile. Both MediPlan and Mac Credit can create payment plans that are designed to fit you with flexible payments.

For over 20 years, Manningham Dental Specialists have been providing whitening in Melbourne and a range of other general and specialist dental services to our local community.

Our facility was designed with the purpose of providing specialist dental treatments. As such, it is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to provide our patients with the highest quality treatment for even the most challenging dental treatments. We’re also proud to have a team comprised of some of the best professionals in the dental industry in all of Australia.

We have several different specialists in our surgery so we can provide full and comprehensive care, including in the field of prosthodontics and other dental specialist areas. We can help with just about anything from cosmetic dentistry to restorative work, as well as the replacement of missing teeth. We can more than often accommodate for implant surgeries on site so that all your dental needs can be taken care of in one place.

We know that for some coming to the dentist can be a less than enjoyable process. But you don’t have to dread coming to the dentist anymore when you choose Manningham Dental Services to take care of your oral health. Our friendly team of professionals make each patient and priority to help you feel as comfortable as possible. We also have very comfortable dental chairs and TVs in the surgery to help keep you occupied and relaxed throughout your treatments. We’ll not only make sure you smile is picture perfect, we’ll make sure it’s also fully functional.

Your teeth and health are ever changing, and we’re prepare with some of the best professionals in the industry and advanced equipment to cater to your needs as they change. For expert and safe tooth whitening in Melbourne, look no further. To book an appointment or for further information on any of our services, contact the friendly Manningham Dental Specialists reception team today.