Teeth whitening is a popular and affordable option to brighten your smile. A healthy mouth and radiant teeth will help you to put confidence into your everyday life.
Teeth whitening or tooth bleaching is the process of enhancing the appearance and colour of your teeth. Before starting a whitening treatment, it is important for a dentist to examine your mouth to advise whether the whitening process is right for you.
There are two options of professional teeth whitening available at our Maven practices;
Your dentist or hygienist will be able to recommend the best option to suit you.
Results may vary depending upon the original shade and condition of your teeth, but most people notice visible improvements shortly after treatment.
Take-home whitening treatments allow you to brighten the shade of your teeth in the comfort of your own home. Before you get started, book a teeth whitening consultation with your dentist to discuss your suitability and how the treatment can help you reach your smile goals.
In your consultation a dentist will take impressions of your teeth for custom-made trays and book you in for a follow up appointment to pick up your custom whitening kit.
Your take home whitening kit will include two new custom-made trays (1 complete set with upper and lower teeth), syringes of dental grade whitening gel and easy-to-follow instructions.
Your dentist will advise you how often to repeat your at-home whitening sessions with the snug fit design of your custom-made tray and dentist quality whitening gel to achieve the level of whitening you desire.
In-chair whitening is a professional whitening procedure that is the fastest and most effective way to brighten your teeth and is carried out in the dental practice. In-chair whitening is the best option if you’re after almost 'instant' results and usually takes around 1-2 hours to complete.
If you’re ready for a brighter, whiter smile simply book a pre-whitening consultation with your dentist to check your suitability for a whitening treatment and to prescribe the most suitable method for you and the level of ‘whiteness’ you desire.
During the consultation, we will examine your mouth and identify any treatment that may need to be done prior to proceeding with whitening treatment.
The treatment involves the application of dental grade whitening gel to the teeth before it is activated by a special LED light in some cases.
*Please note: Not all Maven Dental practices offer In Chair Teeth Whitening. Please contact your local practice before booking your appointment.
Teeth Whitening is effective for treating stains known as extrinsic stains, that lie on the surface of the teeth (on the enamel). Some things teeth whitening can treat effectively include:
There are some things that teeth whitening is less effective at treating, such as intrinsic stains that lie on the deeper layers of the teeth. In these instances, whitening may not be able to make a visible difference from causes including:
It's not hard to find a variety of over-the-counter teeth whitening products in your local pharmacy or grocery store- from toothpastes, whitening strips, gels, UV devices and more. These products are easy to access and usually inexpensive, but do over the counter teeth whiteners work?
While most of these products do work to an extent, often brushing is the mechanism of whitening, which removes stains but does not necessarily change the colour of your teeth. Products that come with a one-size fits all tray may have an improper fit, and result in discomfort and a patchy result where contact has not been made with the gel and your teeth.
Overall, these over-the-counter products are not as effective as professional dental grade whitening treatments like take-home or in-chair treatments.
Your dental and medical history.
No special preparation needed.
Avoid certain food and drinks in the first few hours after teeth whitening, as directed by your dentist. In the first 48 hours, you should avoid any food and drinks that may stain teeth, including strongly coloured, dark food and drinks like wine and coffee, and acidic beverages such as fruit juice and alcohol.
We offer several teeth whitening options. Talk with your Maven dentist to discuss what is better suited to you, and the results you are after.
Too many of us are ashamed to let our teeth loose in a big grin, whether it be for a hot date or posing for the ‘gram. So why is it that a level of our confidence is tied to the whiteness of our teeth?
Our ‘pearly whites’ don’t always keep that bright white colour we wish they did. Let us brighten your smile!