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Teeth Whitening in
Docklands, Melbourne

If you are looking to restore your teeth to their pearly white natural state, then look no further than the professionals at Pinnacle Dental. We are Docklands’s number one choice when it comes to teeth whitening. Our teeth team can boost the shades of your teeth and remove any yellowing stains so you can walk away with a brighter, whiter smile.

Unfortunately, life’s little pleasures like coffee, wine, and smoking can leave your teeth stained, yellow and unattractive. This directly affects your smile. Many people prefer to hide their smile rather than showing off their stained teeth. That’s why it’s important to treat stained and discoloured teeth—and restore your self-confidence in the process!

Teeth whitening is a dental treatment which is very much in demand and is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world. There are options available ranging from in-chair, such as those offered in our clinic, to DIY take-home kits.

Why Choose Us?

  • With our laser-enhanced procedure, you will see dramatic results soon after the first session.
  • Our team of expert professionals specialise in tooth whitening treatments.
  • We are a professional and experienced dental practice specialising in a broad range of dentistry.
  • Our dental experts use the latest technology in the industry to safely brighten your teeth, and improve your smile and self-esteem in the process.
  • We take the time to get to know you as a person.
  • Our team of experts are committed to educating you about post-care and maintenance of your teeth once your procedure is complete.
  • We provide flexible appointment times to suit you.
  • Our practice has ample parking and is easily accessible by public transport.
  • We offer transparent pricing and flexible payment options.

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How Does It Work?

Teeth whitening is a dental procedure that helps to lighten teeth by getting rid of stains and discolouration. All the products used for this process have either hydrogen peroxide (HP) or Carbamide peroxide (CP) as an ingredient. The peroxide essentially dissolves the organic stains on the tooth, which in turn changes its colour and produces a whiter effect.

The peroxide enters the tiny pores on the dentin and enamel part of the tooth to break up the stains that block out light. The result of this is that more light passes through the teeth, making them appear whiter.

Compared to over-the-counter products, our professional treatments have a much higher peroxide content, are less abrasive, are more effective and don’t damage the tooth enamel.

Whitening Options

The first thing we will do is make sure that your soft tissue and gums are well protected from the bleaching agent. Then, we will apply a whitening gel onto the surface of your teeth.

This gel contains HP or CP as described above, and we may also shine a laser on your teeth to speed the process. The laser lets us work on individual teeth for different amounts of time, which is important if you have uneven staining. In place of a laser, heat or light may be used. For those looking for fast results and who don’t suffer from tooth sensitivity, then this is a great option for you.

You can also opt for take-home trays that have been custom cast to fit the shape of your teeth and your mouth for tooth whitening. You will apply the whitening product on the trays and wear the trays for the specified amount of time. The take-home products are supervised by us and usually contain a lower peroxide content than the products used for in-chair treatments.

The trays are designed to hold the teeth whitening product directly against your teeth while minimising contact with soft mouth tissue and gums. Some products contain fluoride to help treat and/or prevent mild tooth sensitivities. The typical stains caused by ageing will whiten in about 7 to 14 days if the tray is worn overnight.

OTC whitening products contain a very small amount of peroxide, making them slower and less effective. Most of these products also contain an acidic solution that is meant to make them more effective, but can potentially damage the enamel. So, always use them with caution.

There are also a variety of OTC toothpastes that contain a small amount of peroxide or a polishing agent. These types of toothpastes are typically effective at whitening teeth and removing surface stains, though some can be abrasive. Over time, the abrasive kind can gradually wear down the enamel of your teeth and make the teeth look yellow.

Side Effects

The side effects of teeth whitening are often temporary and can include increased teeth sensitivity and pain in the gums and tongue. There’s also a possibility of translucency, which is a result of over-whitening. However, this is very rare and will only occur if the whitening process is over-extended.

With take-home products, there’s a small risk of ingesting the product, which could lead to burning sensations, nausea, and vomiting. However, the chances of this happening are slim as the teeth-whitening tray will fit almost perfectly around your teeth.

Keep in mind that the peroxide contained in teeth whitening products can burn your gums if they aren’t properly protected. This is why it’s important to leave teeth whitening procedures in the hands of professional dentists like our team.

Book Today

Contact us today to schedule your whitening appointment.

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 in Docklands, Melbourne VIC | (03) 9052 4422