Free tooth whitening offer

If you’ve been thinking about having a cleaner, whiter smile, this month is the perfect time to start!

For the month of September only, book yourself in for a full check-up and clean,* and receive a bonus take-home tooth whitening kit, worth $430, at no extra charge.

That’s FREE tooth-whitening, normally valued at $430.

This is an exceptional offer, for this month only, so take advantage of it today!

* $295 including comprehensive check-up, x-rays, scale and polish, and fluoride treatment.

At your check-up, Dr. Yen will discuss the take-home whitening procedure and assess your teeth prior to tooth whitening. Impressions of your teeth will be taken to make custom whitening trays. You will return in a few days to pick up the trays and then go home and start the whitening process. Simple!

Common Questions asked:

Are there harmful effects of the bleach on my teeth?

Whitening products are perfectly safe if used correctly according to your dentist’s instructions, and have no long-term adverse effects on your teeth. Sensitivity is a common side effect during treatment. Avoid eating or drinking cold foods for the short time during and after whitening  treatment. Use a sensitive toothpaste for relief, and the sensitivity will eventually disappear over time.

What do I have to avoid when I have just had my teeth whitened?

It is best to avoid food that stain heavily, as well as beverages such as coffee and tea. Allow a few days for the teeth to re-hydrate before resuming your normal diet.

Do you have sensitive teeth?

Do you avoid eating ice-cream or drinking that cool drinks due to your sensitive teeth? Does it send a sharp jolt of pain causing you to cringe?

Sensitive teeth is a common problem experienced by many. Here are some of the most common causes:

  • Tooth abrasion or erosion

Using a hard brush or brushing too vigorously can cause your gums to recede and expose sensitive areas. In more severe cases, tooth structure can be worn away and these abrasion areas may need fillings by your dentist. It is then important that your dentist assesses the way you brush, and may make recommendations for change.

High levels of acid in your diet can also contribute to acid erosion of your teeth, giving rise to sensitivity. Fruit juices, particularly lemon, and fizzy beverages contain acid. Constant exposure can erode your enamel in the long-term, so it is important to be mindful of your the acidity in your diet.

  • Defective fillings or cracked teeth

If your fillings are defective they may cause leakage of fluid, irritating the tooth nerve, causing sensitivity. If your dentist assesses that this is the case, you may need some fillings replaced.

Over time, biting stress can cause fractures in teeth, particularly if you have a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth. Cracked teeth can be sensitive, and need to be assessed by your dentist as to the best treatment.

What can I do for relief?

You can use a sensitive toothpaste. Common brands are Sensodyne and Colgate Pro-relief. Using these to brush can alleviate some of the symptoms temporarily. If symptoms persist it is best to seek a professional opinion from your dentist.

Caring for your infant’s teeth

Today I published an article for the wonderful North Shore Mums website about how to care for your infant’s first teeth. Click here to read the article.

If you have any questions about kids’ dental health, feel free to reach out to me through the contact form on this website or call me directly through the clinic. As always, parents are welcome to bring their little ones in for visit to explore the clinic!

Don’t forget our current special offer for kids’ check and cleans, which runs until the end of this year.