Tooth whitening has become one of the most popular ways to improve your smile by lightening the existing shade of your natural teeth. This is a simple and effective treatment that can be carried out by your dentist or at home. Tooth whitening is a non-invasive treatment that does not involve drilling or removal of the tooth surface.

With years of experience, Lincoln Dental has become a specialist in cosmetic dentistry services in Melbourne.

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    There are many reasons why your teeth can become discoloured:

    • Drinking tea, coffee or red wine
    • Food with strong colourings
    • Smoking
    • The natural act of aging
    • A tooth that is damaged by trauma
    • Some teeth are naturally pigmented or stained as they develop
    • Certain medications

    Expert Dentists for Teeth Whitening with Lincoln Dental

    Only natural teeth respond to tooth whitening, Crowns, Bridges, Dentures or Implants cannot be whitened. If you have any queries regarding teeth whitening, ask the dental experts in Melbourne – Lincoln Dental.

    To schedule an appointment with our teeth whitening dentist, call our Bulleen clinic on 03 9939 3032 or our Forest Hill clinic on 03 98741309.

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    The outer surface of the tooth is called ‘Enamel’ this has tiny microscopic holes that trap everyday stains. The tooth whitening gel is a peroxide-based compound that penetrates the holes removing the stains and lightening the teeth.

    Your dentist will arrange for you to have a consultation appointment, where your teeth and gums will be examined. You can then discuss which of the tooth whitening option would be best for you.

    In Surgery Whitening

    Whitening can be carried out in the surgery, this way your teeth will be several shades lighter in one to two hours. There are many methods used to achieve whiter teeth whilst in the dental chair, all the methods follow a similar procedure –

    • Your gums will be protected using a rubber coating
    • A Peroxide based gel will be applied to your teeth. The gel will begin to work upon contact with the tooth or will be activated using a laser light.
    • After a period of time, the gel and the protective coating are removed to reveal whiter teeth

    Home Whitening

    Your dentist will provide you with the whitening kit which contains custom made whitening trays and a peroxide-based gel.

    • Home whitening can take up to 14 days to achieve your desired shade.
    • The moulds are sent to the Dental Laboratory where our technician will fabricate your custom made whitening trays.
    • The peroxide gel is placed into your trays the tray is then placed onto your teeth for a period of time.

    The degree of whitening will vary from patient to patient, greyer teeth can take longer to respond. Tooth whitening is not permanent; the whitening process will need to be repeated every 12 – 18 months to keep your teeth at the shade you desire.

    To schedule an appointment for teeth whitening with our dentist, call our Bulleen clinic on 03 9939 3032 or our Forest Hill clinic on 03 98741309.