Dreaming of a smile that would make a game-show host jealous? We feel you. While results for each individual can vary, we want to help you brighten those pearly whites. But before you book in for teeth whitening, check out the answers to these common questions:

Will it work for me?

It depends on your teeth – which is why we recommend you come in and see us. For some people, teeth or gum sensitivity, or fillings, may mean whitening isn’t recommended for you. If that’s the case, the Mint*d smile crew can come up with a different approach to polish up your smile.
It’s also worth knowing that diet, ageing, alcohol, smoking and some medications can also affect how well teeth whitening treatments work, so we’ll take a thorough history before your treatment starts.

How long will it last?

How long is a piece of string? We can’t give you a definitive answer here, but the truth is results vary. In some cases whitening will last for months, but it depends on the technique used, the product and the condition of your teeth as well as your after care.

How does in-chair teeth whitening work at Mint*d?

It’s easy! We’re the only people in Australia using the high-tech SDI Pola whitening system (we’re pretty proud of that, just quietly) that gets faster results without much sensitivity. First, your dentist will check your teeth are in good nick, then they’ll apply a protective gel to your gums. The whitening solution, containing hydrogen peroxide, is then applied. Your teeth will be exposed to a special light and heat source that begins the process. Your teeth will be brightened in just over an hour.

How much does professional teeth whitening cost?

There are two options for in-chair whitening. The Whitening costs $399, and includes an in-chair teeth whitening treatment and desensitising procedure (if you need it). Hydrogen peroxide is the main ingredient in our teeth whitening solutions. As dentists, we’re legally allowed to use a 30% hydrogen peroxide solution, which is stronger than you’ll get from non-dental providers. We also have a 24% option for those with more sensitive teeth.

Can I do it at home?

Yep, you sure can! We provide at-home whitening kits including trays that will mould to the shape of your teeth and whitening solution. Oh, and instructions of course. Those cost $149 and contain 6% hydrogen peroxide. Hit up your smile crew if you want in.
For even better results, consider our The Whitening: Home Edition, which costs $349 and includes:
  • A take-home whitening kit
  • Dental and gum check-up
  • Clean and polish
  • Personalised treatment plan (if you need it)
  • X-rays and fluoride treatment (if you need it)
This way you bundle your oral health prevention in with your take-home whitening pack – it’s a no brainer.

Why are my teeth stained?

The usual suspects are coffee, red wine and tobacco, but acid wear or trauma to teeth can also be at fault. The good news is that we can help.

Will a teeth clean help whiten my teeth?

It can! If your teeth are stained, a clean can help brighten your teeth by removing some surface stains and plaque build-up.