The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

We all want to have a smile we can feel proud about, but lifestyle factors can cause teeth to become stained and discoloured over time. Even despite daily brushing, many Australians’ report feeling self-conscious about their smile. Restoring your smile is simpler than you might think, and professional teeth whitening offer superior results in a shorter timeframe than generic off the shelf alternatives. In this blog post, Glowing Smiles Dental will be sharing some insight into professional teeth whitening treatments and why we believe this cosmetic dentistry treatment to be a popular choice. 

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Unlike off the shelf whitening solutions which tend to over promise and under deliver, professional teeth whitening can achieve outstanding results. This is due to the fact dentists use professionally proven teeth whitening agents and equipment which is far more effective to what you will find on the supermarket shelves. 

There is no better feeling than being able to smile with confidence and show off your pearly white teeth, With professional teeth whitening you can achieve the following benefits:

  • A white, bright smile


  • Boost your self confidence
  • Cost effective, tailored solution designed for you
  • Non-invasive, safe and effective teeth whitening
  • Motivation to better look after your oral health

What is involved in teeth whitening?

At Glowing Smiles Dental, we offer both in-chair and take-home whitening solutions. Both procedures are straightforward, safe and effective. 

For optimum results, it is recommended prior to any whitening treatments to have a scale and clean to remove any plaque or calculus. 

In-chair whitening takes around 60-90 minutes to complete. During your appointment, the application of a whitening agent consisting of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide is used. Only the front surface of the teeth is coated, and the gums are protected by a barrier applied by the dentist. The bleaching agent is activated by an advanced blue light, and you will be in the chair for between 60-90 minutes. The results are immediate.

At Home Whitening kits are a popular alternative for people who wish to control the whitening process at their own leisure. They are also a good choice for those who are concerned about teeth sensitivity following in-chair whitening or anyone wanting to brighten their teeth before any upcoming special events. Bleaching trays will need to be custom made by your dentist, and you will be provided with whitening gel and advice on how to use the kit and achieve your desired shade. You can use your whitening kit during the day or night, and you can stop using it once the desired result has been achieved. Most people notice an improvement after around two weeks of use, and additional gel can be purchased if necessary. 

What results can I expect?

It is important to be realistic about your expectations. Lifestyle factors such as diet and smoking and some medications such as antibiotics can impact results, as well as genetic factors such as the original pigment of your teeth. You can expect to notice a 2-3 shade improvement in the appearance of your teeth. Providing you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist regularly, results can last for up to a few years.

Common Side Effects of Teeth Whitening

Some people may experience increased tooth sensitivity after undergoing cosmetic dental treatment, but this only lasts for 1-2 days. Some mild gum irritation may also occur. 

Restore Your Smile – Contact Glowing Smiles Dental Today

Looking to enhance your smile and regain self-confidence? Look no further than Glowing Smiles Dental. We provide in chair-whitening services as well as take-home whitening kits to help you achieve your perfect smile. Glowing Smiles Dental have clinics in Narre Warren and Doncaster East, please contact us today to enquire about professional teeth whitening.

We look forward to seeing you soon.