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Teeth Whitening in Burwood

Teeth whitening before and afterOver time, teeth can become stained or discoloured for many reasons. Whether you start every day with a cup of coffee or enjoy the occasional glass of red wine, your teeth can yellow or darken over time. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution when you’re looking to brighten the colour of your teeth: teeth whitening.

We offer two methods: in-chair teeth whitening and custom home kits. Both offer terrific results when applied correctly. Our dentists will be happy to assess your teeth and recommend the most suitable type of whitening for your specific level of staining.


  • Concentrated whitening product activated by a bright light
  • Only requires 60 to 90 minutes
  • Instant results

Please note that same-day whitening may cause postoperative tooth sensitivity.

Custom Home Whitening Kit

Our dentist will fit you with a custom tray that you’ll wear with whitening gel inside. These trays are worn about 1-2 hours per day, with full results in about two weeks.

  • Wear as directed
  • Full results in 2-3 weeks
  • Comfortable and efficient
  • Better control of when you want to whiten and how bright you want your teeth to be

Mild sensitivity may be expected.

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to enhance the appearance of your smile. However, it is important that you follow the directions carefully to achieve the best results possible. Be sure to contact us if you experience any problems, such as gum irritation or sensitive teeth, during your session.

  • Brush and floss your teeth before whitening.
  • Apply whitening gel to the inside of the trays. Do not overfill the tray.
  • After inserting the tray, gently remove excess gel that may flow beyond the tray’s edge.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke while wearing trays.
  • Avoid talking while wearing trays as excessive mouth movement allows saliva to wash away the whitening gel.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the tray. Brush and rinse the residual gel from the teeth and tray.
  • You may whiten your teeth up to twice a day, as long as there are at least four hours between each application.

We will see you in about two weeks to evaluate your results. During this time, your teeth will be especially susceptible to re-staining, so try to avoid smoking, coffee, tea, cola, red wine, etc.

Once you reach a shade you’re happy with or your teeth aren’t getting any lighter, you can stop your daily applications. Just be sure to keep your trays and any leftover gel for touch-ups as needed. Regular touch-ups will help keep your teeth looking their whitest!

  • We provide six tubes of whitening gel to start. Store the tubes you are NOT using in the refrigerator to prolong their shelf life. Allow the gel to return to room temperature before using it.
  • A little gel goes a long way…if it is oozing out of the tray, use less.
  • Do not “fill up” your trays with gel…you are only whitening the front of your teeth. You do not need to put gel on the teeth that aren’t showing when you smile.
  • Some people have sensitive teeth to begin with, and others develop sensitivity while whitening. In either case, we recommend you start using Sensodyne toothpaste beforehand and continue to use it throughout the process.
  • If the whitening gel gets on your gum tissue, it may create a white spot; do not attempt to rub it off! If the area is not painful, leave it alone, and it should return to normal within a few hours.

Take That First Step Toward a Brighter Smile

We invite you to speak to our dental team, who will provide you with recommendations that suit your particular circumstances.

Visit with our staff today to find out how we can help. Contact Me Dental Care Burwood now to schedule.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Teeth Whitening Burwood VIC | (03) 7032 3968