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Teeth Whitening For A Dazzling Smile

Discoloured teeth can lower your confidence and self-esteem and stop you from sporting your most valuable asset, your smile. Let us help with professional teeth whitening at Oakleigh Smiles.

teeth whitening treatment Oakleigh South

Give Your Smile A Makeover

Everyone is different, so we provide patients with whitening options: In-Chair Zoom whitening and Pola Day / Pola Night Take-Home Whitening Kits. Both products are clinically safe and proven to whiten teeth for a more radiant smile.

We recommend in-chair teeth whitening at our Oakleigh practice for patients who want an instantly whiter smile. Up to 8 shades lighter may be achieved in less than an hour, making it an ideal choice if you have a special event looming and want to be photo-ready. Custom take-home whitening trays are available for patients who prefer to take their time to gradually brighten their teeth.


How does teeth whitening work?

All professional whitening treatments contain an active bleaching ingredient such as hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. Once the bleaching gel is applied to the teeth, it penetrates the tooth enamel triggering a chemical reaction that breaks down the stain molecules leaving the teeth looking whiter.

How long does professional teeth whitening last for Oakleigh patients?
Tooth whitening is not permanent. But with good oral care and hygiene, patients can enjoy their white smile for up to 12 months with Zoom in-chair. We supply tubes of teeth whitening gel enabling Oakleigh patients to use take-home trays to touch up their whiteness as it starts to fade.
Can anyone have teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening treatment isn’t suitable for all Oakleigh South patients, which is why an initial consultation is required. Patients with restorations such as crowns or veneers should know that teeth whitening will not affect them. Consequently, their newly whitened teeth may not be the same shade of whiteness as their restorations.
What is the procedure for In-Chair whitening?

With in-chair teeth whitening treatment, our Oakleigh South dentist starts covering the gums and lips to protect them from irritation. The bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and activated by a blue LED light. The gel is left for 15 minutes while you sit back and relax.

This procedure is repeated, making a total bleaching time of 45 minutes or until the desired results are achieved. The gel is removed to evaluate the level of whiteness.

Finally, the dentist applies a desensitising gel to the teeth to manage post-treatment sensitivity.

How do take-home kits work?

PolaDay / PolaNight are professional dental whitening treatments that involve customised whitening trays and a peroxide bleaching gel. Simply dispense some of the whitener gel onto the tray and place it in your mouth. Keep it on as recommended by your Oakleigh dentist.

The process is slower than in-chair whitening, but patients have better control of the results and can carry out the treatment at a convenient time. PolaDay is worn during the day whereas PolaNight can be worn overnight as you sleep.

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Your Dream Smile Awaits

Teeth whitening in Oakleigh can help you look and feel your best with a smile you can be proud of. To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services, book your appointment online.

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