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Teeth Whitening at Shenton Park Family Dental

Having whiter teeth is a safe and effective way to enhance the overall appearance of your smile. Since most of us experience a natural yellowing process in our teeth as we age – both from our diet and oral hygiene – whitening treatments lift those discolourations away from our enamel. Things like coffee, tea, red wine and curry all tend to add to tooth stain. The more frequently you consume them, the more stain you tend to accumulate.

Types of Teeth Whitening

Woman with whitened teethOur practice uses Pola whitening products, which are known for their efficacy and quality. Depending on your timeline, you can choose between an in-office treatment or a kit that you use on your own.


Single-visit teeth whitening is performed here in our office to safely lighten your teeth by several shades in about an hour to an hour and a half. You’ll see quick results for that last-minute special event.

With an in-office treatment, we isolate your teeth and apply a concentrated gel. Sometimes a light is used to accelerate the whitening process. The gel is rinsed away after about 15 minutes and reapplied 2-3 more times, depending on how your teeth respond to treatment.


Our home whitening kits use a set of custom-moulded whitening trays. Simply apply a small amount of gel once a day for 10-20 days. Then store the kit in a cool, dry place to top off as needed.

We highly recommend regular professional cleanings to remove buildup and external discolouration on your teeth. Most people benefit from a checkup every six months. You can also top off at home if you’re using a take-home kit. Depending on your circumstances, some people will top off after each clean or every few months.

Good oral hygiene will help prevent heavy stain buildup on your teeth between checkups. But if you don’t have access to a toothbrush and floss when you’re out and about, make it a point to rinse your mouth out well with water after meals or snacks.

Are there side effects of teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening products can lead to tooth sensitivity in some individuals. To minimise discomfort, we recommend using a sensitivity formulated toothpaste leading up to and following your whitening process. If you’re using a take-home system, consider whitening less frequently.
Can I whiten existing dental work?

No. Porcelain, ceramic and composite restorations such as fillings, crowns or bridges will not respond to teeth whitening agents. We recommend whitening your teeth prior to placing new dental work or having existing restorations changed out to match the brighter shade of your recently whitened smile.
Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?

People with darker, yellower teeth tend to see the most noticeable changes when they whiten, but even without dark discolouration, you will still see results. However, whitening isn’t for everyone.

We require a consultation beforehand to screen for decay, gum disease and any existing crowns or fillings that may not respond to the whitening process. This step will help you avoid complications such as mismatched teeth. Professional teeth whitening products are quite strong and only recommended for adults.

Get a Whiter Smile in No Time

Is professional teeth whitening right for you? Book your consultation to find out and get started straightaway.

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 Shenton Park, Subiaco, Dalglish WA | (08) 9381 8700