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A Smile So Bright It Lights Up The Room
Teeth whitening has come a long way since the days of at-home bleaching treatments. Designed to restore whiteness and brilliance to your smile, modern whitening treatments have immediate and noticeable results.
At-home teeth whitening kits may seem like a quick and affordable whitening solution, however, if done correctly can lead to damage to your teeth and enamel. Thus whitening procedures should be conducted by professionals with the tools, equipment and knowledge to successfully and safely whiten your teeth.
Our in-chair teeth whitening is performed by our team of dental experts, who will explain your procedure and ensure you have all the necessary post-procedure care instructions.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Fed Up With Discoloured Teeth?
There are many factors that can cause tooth discolouration. The inherent colour or shade of your teeth is dependent upon the natural pigment molecules within each tooth.
After you get your ‘adult teeth’, external stains, such as tea and coffee, absorb into the tooth structure and become intrinsic stains of the tooth, which add to the colour (or darkness).
Any bleaching or teeth whitening product must be able to penetrate these stains, as well as break down the large stain-producing molecules.
Build a Naturally Healthy Smile
Kor Teeth Whitening
Nothing exudes more confidence than a bright, white smile! From coffee, wine and tobacco stains, discolouration is a common and easily treated cosmetic dental problem.
With years of experience and over a thousand cases of teeth whitening completed, we have found the best teeth whitening treatment available on the market is Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching.
This method of whitening focuses on the conditioning of teeth and the removal of packed debris within the microstructure of the tooth, rejuvinating the enamel and bringing the tooth to an amazing whiteness.
Widely recognised as the world’s most effective teeth whitening system Kor is designed to seal both saliva and sulcular fluid out of the whitening trays to ensure the most effective results.
Restore Your Smile and Confidence
Leave Your Appointment Smiling
Instantly refresh your smile with reliable and long-lasting teeth whitening at Doonan Dental. We work quickly to brighten and whiten stained and discoloured teeth, giving you a fresh appearance!
If you’re looking for a brighter, whiter smile, Doonan Dental can help you to achieve the results you desire. Our whitening procedures are 100% safe and can instantly boost your confidence.
With over a thousand successful teeth whitening cases completed, Dr Keith Doonan Is your teeth whitening specialist.
The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening
Many find it hard to smile with discoloured and stained teeth. Dental teeth whitening is clinically proven to provide whiter, healthier teeth for longer.
Some teeth whitening benefits Include:
Teeth Whitening FAQs
All teeth whitening processes in today’s market rely on an active ingredient of hydrogen peroxide.
A breakdown of hydrogen peroxide results in the release of water, hydrogen ions and bleaching factors (molecular oxygen, oxygen ions and free radicals).
Therefore, predictable and effective teeth whitening is dependent upon the ability of bleaching factors to penetrate deeply into the micro structure of teeth.
Dentists commonly find that a single visit in-chair and power bleaching of ALL TYPES has a high incidence of unpredictability.
This is because of the inability of the bleaching factors to penetrate into the deeper parts of the tooth.
All in-chair treatment systems will have unpredictable results depending on the permeability of a patient’s tooth structure.
Another factor of teeth bleaching is the accuracy of the tray fit. Poorly fitting trays will result in mediocre results. Both saliva and the fluid that exudes from between your gums and teeth (crevicular fluid) contain peroxidase enzymes that naturally destroy the peroxide on contact.
The microstructure of younger teeth is much more permeable to bleaching factors than that of older teeth. So, generally speaking, younger teeth can get very white very rapidly.
Whitening is probably most effective at about age 14. Older teeth can still be whitened considerably but more attention to technique, and often more time, is required to produce the desired result.
The main bleaching components are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Carbamide peroxide breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and urea. About one third of carbamide peroxide is released as hydrogen peroxide.
Hyrdogen peroxide is found in all body cells as an endogenous metabolite (meaning that it is produced naturally by the body itself). The adult human body produces about 650mg of hydrogen peroxide per day.
Using 16% carbamide peroxide in bleaching trays will result in you placing about 6.5mg of peroxide in a set of upper and lower trays. This means that, during cellular metabolism, our bodies produce about 100 times more peroxides per day than are placed in standard bleaching trays.
Saliva can counter teeth whitening as it contains catalase and peroxidases that rapidly break down any hydrogen peroxide released in the mouth during bleaching. Salivary and sulcular fluid peroxidases are capable of destroying 29mg of peroxide every minute.
There are two commonly reported side effects of teeth whitening treatments: Sensitive teeth and gum irritation.
Tooth Sensitivity: Typically any sensitivity will be mild and last only a day or two after completion of whitening. During Kor whitening, we place a great emphasis on reducing tooth sensitivity. It is important to ensure that your teeth are not excessively sensitive to cold drinks or foods prior to beginning whitening.
Desensitisers will also be used throughout the whitening process to mitigate any sensitivity. As hard as we may try, approximately one in 100 people will be unable to whiten their teeth because of severe sensitivity.
Gum irritation: This is uncommon during at-home procedures. If it does occur, it is usually of minor discomfort and goes away after a night off from bleaching.