Frequently asked questions

The following information is mostly courtesy of the Australian Dental Association. If you have a question that is not shown here we welcome you to contact us by phoning 9592 0583. We're happy to help!

Not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. If your teeth and gums are not in a healthy condition before you whiten, the procedure may cause more damage. Even if there is nothing wrong with your teeth there may be other reasons why whitening won’t work.

The safest way to work out if your teeth are suitable for whitening is to see your dentist first. Dentists are the only people trained and qualified to make an accurate assessment of your teeth and gums.

Your dentist will check for things like enamel thickness, receding gums, existing sensitivity, existing tooth decay, existing restorations (e.g. fillings, crowns and veneers), any other oral diseases or conditions. He will also assess the cause of discolouration, (e.g. diet, ageing etc.) and whether it is on the surface or inside the teeth. Only a qualified dentist is able to carry out these checks and then recommend a suitable whitening treatment.

Depending on the cause of the discolouration results can range from impressive to disappointing so it’s important to understand what can reasonably be achieved before you go ahead with any whitening procedure. The reality is that most people will achieve a one or two shade change but many will see no change at all. What works for one person will not work for another. Again, your dentist will be able to advise you.

Frequently asked questions -childrens

The following information is mostly courtesy of the Australian Dental Association. If you have a question that is not shown here we welcome you to contact us by phoning 9592 0583. We're happy to help!

A. If your child isn't able to spit out after brushing, continue using a smear of low fluoride toothpaste and wipe her mouth with a washer or tissue. It's really important to keep brushing her teeth and there is variability in the age at which children learn to spit out.