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Teeth Whitening at Keilor East Dental Smiles

teeth whitening process

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment that involves bleaching the teeth to lighten their colour. At Keilor East Dental Smiles, we use advanced whitening techniques that can make your teeth appear several shades lighter, enhancing the overall brightness of your smile.

How Teeth Whitening Works

Our whitening treatments primarily use hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which are safe and effective under professional supervision. These chemicals penetrate the enamel—the hard outer layer of your teeth—and reach the dentine beneath, which is slightly softer. The bleach reacts with the discoloured molecules, breaking them down and resulting in a whiter appearance.

Causes of Tooth Discolouration

Common culprits of tooth discoloration include:

  • Tea, coffee, red wine, and cola
  • Smoking
  • Excessive fluoride or certain antibiotics during tooth formation

Considerations and Recommendations

Teeth whitening is not suitable for everyone. It is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have sensitive teeth, gum disease, enamel shrinkage, or visible cracks.

Durability of Whitening

While teeth whitening is effective, it is not permanent. To maintain your results, you may need to avoid substances that can stain your teeth, such as coffee and red wine, or consider periodic touch-ups.

Alternatives to Whitening

For those who may not be candidates for whitening or prefer other options, we offer:

  • Professional dental cleaning
  • Whitening toothpaste for daily use
  • Dental restorations like veneers or crowns, especially for teeth with previous dental work as whitening does not affect crowns, veneers, or fillings.

Schedule Your Whitening Consultation

Interested in achieving a brighter smile? Book a consultation at Keilor East Dental Smiles to discuss whether teeth whitening is right for you and explore our safe and effective treatment options.


Teeth Whitening | (03) 7038 0612