Teeth Whitening in Townsville
As teeth whitening becomes more readily available and a lot more affordable, more of us are looking to get a brighter smile. Whether you’re after that glow in the dark Hollywood look or a more conservative and “natural” creamy white, your options for achieving a brighter smile are better than they’ve ever been.
There are a number of things to be considered before you decide on a teeth whitening method, with price being a fairly big one. So, let’s look at how much it might cost to get a whiter smile.
Price of Teeth Whitening in Townsville
It’s important to think about your budget and your own particular requirements (such as how sensitive your teeth are and many shades lighter you’d like to go) prior to choosing a teeth whitening approach. While there is a large range of tooth brightening treatments and products available, not all of the options will be suitable for each individual.
For instance, it would hardly be sensible to shell out hundreds of dollars for a dental professional or cosmetic dentistry clinic to lighten your teeth if you only have a very small amount of yellowing or surface area (enamel) discolouration.
The least expensive teeth whitening options are over the counter products(OTC) that you can order online and buy in shops. These include products with very low levels of active ingredients such as toothpastes and mouth rinses, all the way up to highly effective use at home dental bleaching kits with high percentages of peroxide. These are all more affordable than bleaching your teeth at the dentist, however the cost will vary considerably from product to product and brand to brand.
Toothpastes and Mouth Rinses – Found at any grocery store, these types of dental brightening products typically require daily use and can take months to see any real improvement in tooth shade. The active ingredient in these products is usually baking soda or sodium bicarbonate which is a mildly abrasive powder that is added in varying quantities to toothpaste and then works to “scrub” your teeth. If you aren’t a smoker, tea or coffee drinker and have pretty white teeth already then this method might be all you require. Sensibly priced at around $8-$20 per tube/bottle this is an option that most people can afford. Bear in mind, however, that if you use the pastes and/or rinses daily the cost can add up to quite a bit and if your teeth are quite yellow or stained, these products probably won’t be strong enough to produce any significant results.
Whitening Strips – Found online, in pharmacies and in some supermarkets, this dental lightening option costs more than toothpastes and mouth rinses but usually considerably less than kits and is far more affordable than in-chair dental bleaching at the dentist. Most dental strips, regardless of brand or cost, do not use high levels of peroxide. They either use very low levels of CP or alternative whitening agents that contain no bleach at all. This means that they are sometimes the preferred choice for people who suffer from tooth sensitivity, who want more significant results than are achievable from toothpastes and mouthwashes. The Pearly Whites On the Go coconut and charcoal strips are great for sensitive teeth (and a good alternative to coconut oil swishing).
Over the Counter Kits – DIY kits can be purchased online and from some pharmacies and beauty stores and cost in the range of $50-$200. Most, but not all, DIY kits will contain a bleaching agent which works to produce faster, more noticeable results, even on very discoloured teeth. The gel used in all of the Pearly Whites kits contains the highest legally allowed percentage of CP* in Australia – this legal limit applies to any take home kits, whether retail or from the dentist, as well as in-chair treatments at a dental clinic and laser bleaching kiosks/shops in a shopping centre/salon.
Take Away Kits – Take home kits dispensed by dentists will very often use the same or similar amounts of CP (the active ingredient which bleaches the teeth) to what you will find in retail or over the counter kits, but at a starting price of roughly $300 they cost considerably more. Sometimes the professionally dispensed kits will contain custom moulded mouth guards (trays) which may help to hold the gel in place better, however advances in the mass manufacture of this accessory means that a number of kits that are available online, such as in the Pearly Whites kits, offer easily moulded mouth guards that compare favourably to the ones created in a dental lab.
In-Chair Bleaching – Most dentists and cosmetic dentistry clinics offer the service and you can also have an in-chair treatment done at various shops and kiosks in salons and shopping malls throughout Australia. The type of procedure and strength of the gel will vary but generally you will be required to make an appointment, have an assessment as to your suitability for the treatment and you may be required to have a dental hygienist appointment and/or a dental check up before the teeth whitening procedure. The procedure itself can take anywhere from 30-90 minutes and cost anywhere from $700 although as it becomes more competitive with more options being offered to paitents, some clinics are starting to offer a variety of deals.
Teeth Whitening Options in Townsville
Let’s take a look at who’s offering teeth whitening in Townsville and how much each product or treatment might set you back, as well as what their customers and patients have to say.
Pearly Whites (DIY Teeth Whitening Kits)
Availability in Townsville: The full range of Pearly Whites home use kits, strips and pens are available with FREE delivery throughout Townsville, its suburbs and anywhere in Queensland. We offer secure online purchasing through our website and are more than happy to discuss your questions, requirements or concerns before, during or after your purchase via live chat, email, Facebook or Instagram.
Our cosmetic dental products are consistently rated highly by customers due to the professional level ingredients – 18% CP in our kits and pens.
Pearly Whites kits include a powerful LED light to accelerate the whitening process.
Pearly Whites now offers free delivery to all areas of Townsville and throughout Queensland.
- Price: Prices vary from $50 to $150
- Convenience: (done at home, free delivery)
- Quality: Dental Grade ingredients
- What people say: Pearly Whites was voted Australia’s most popular home teeth whitening brand in 2016.
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Note that the following information about dental service providers in Townsville is provided with no charge or commission, and they are not affiliated with this website.
Dentist on Paxton (Zoom! Teeth Whitening)
Aiming to provide a high standard of care to their patients, this dental surgery in Townsville offers a range of dental health care services including routine cleaning and check ups, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, as well as cosmetic dentistry including implants, veneers, crowns.
The type of dental bleaching offered at this clinic is the Zoom! method of in-chair treatments which requires an initial assessment and then, if your teeth are deemed suitable for the procedure, another visit is made for the 90 minute procedure. The actual teeth whitening procedure involves the application of a peroxide based gel to the surface of the teeth which breaks up stains on the tooth’s enamel surface.
Dentist on Paxton
28 Paxton Street
North Ward, QLD 4810
(07) 4772 4944
- Price: Price on Application (call (07) 4772 4944 for a quote)
- Convenience: (in-office session is required, no weekend or early/late appointments)
- Quality: (excellent results, professional treatments)
- What people say: 4.8 on Google and 5 on Facebook google.com.au/maps/place/Townsville+Dentist+On+Paxton
- Contact: (07) 4772 4944
- Address: 28 Paxton Street, North Ward, QLD 4810, Australia
Absolutely Dental (Take Away Bleaching Kits)
Absolutely dental is a general and cosmetic dentistry practice offering patients a wide range of services, treatments and procedures for the entire family.
The tooth bleaching method they offer is a professional take away kit rather than an in-office treatment. They first of all clean and descale your teeth, after which they take a mould of both the upper and lower teeth. Once the mould is ready as a custom tray you return to the surgery to collect it along with your kit which contains the bleaching gel. So two visits are required before you can begin whitening.
1/40 Thuringowa Drive
(07) 4723 8100
- Price: $499 for the Take Away Kit plus the cost of the initial clean
- Convenience: (two visits required; early/late/Saturday appoint. offered)
- Quality: (excellent patient outcomes, professional treatments)
- What people say: Outstanding reviews on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AbsolutelyDental/
- Contact: 07 4723 8100
- Address: 1/40 Thuringowa Drive, Kirwan QLD 4817, Australia
1300 Smiles (Zoom! In-Surgery Treatment and Take Away Kits)
With 23 dental surgeries throughout Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, 1300 Smiles offers their patients dental health care in convenient city centre locations. Their headquarters are in Townsville where they have four dentistry clinics.
In addition to general dental and oral care services 1300 Smiles have cosmetic dentists that offer a range of aesthetic procedures including implants, crowns, veneers and dental bleaching in the form of Zoom! in-chair treatments and take away maintenance kits.
- Price: Price on application
- Convenience: (Several easy to reach branches offering early morning and Saturday options.)
- Quality: (excellent results, professional treatments)
- What people say: Currently rated only 1 on TrustLocal but 5 on Google https://www.truelocal.com.au/business/1300-smiles/townsville
1300 Smiles Townsville Contact:
1st Floor Northtown on the Mall
280 Flinders Street
(07) 4771 2733
49 Fulham Road
Pimlico, Townsville, QLD
(07) 4775 6655
1199 Riverway Drive
Rasmussen, Townsville, QLD
(07) 4789 2288
50 North Shore Boulevard
Burdell, Townsville, QLD
07 4774 2254
Can Anyone Whiten Their Teeth?
When it comes to whitening your teeth, there is clearly more to be considered than just the price of the procedure/product including how sensitive your teeth and gums are, how many shades lighter you’d like your smile to be and what sort of staining your teeth currently have. You also have to think about your suitability as, although the treatment is safe for most people, there are some who shouldn’t have it done such as children under 18, women who are pregnant and those with serious oral health issues.
How Often Should You Whiten?
How frequently you need to undergo a treatment to maintain your shining smile will depend largely on your overall health and lifestyle as well as the method you use. If you are a smoker, drink a lot of staining beverages (coffee, tea, wine, colas) or have an underlying dental condition that causes tooth yellowing, browning or staining you may find tops up need to be undertaken more frequently than if you are careful about what you eat and drink and are generally healthy.
Some in-chair procedures are said to keep your teeth sparkling for a year or longer, however many still offer a take away maintenance kit either as part of the treatment or as an optional extra. The Pearly Whites kits should generally be used once a week for the first month and then once a month or less, as needed with the Starter Kit giving you enough gel for up to 7 months and the Pro Kit giving you enough for a full 12 months. So even with the additional maintenance requirement the Pearly Whites kits still beat the in-chair treatments on price by quite a large margin and they also score highly for convenience (whiten when and where you want, no visit necessary!).