Thinking about whitening your teeth? You’ve come to the right place!  

In this blog we cover:

  • Whitening options available
  • Pros and cons of each treatment
  • What is the best whitening method

Whitening Options Available

Do you want a brighter, whiter smile? We understand that your smile is key feature of who you are. Discolored and stained teeth can be frustrating to deal with, fortunately, there are few options available for whitening your teeth:

  1. Over-the-counter products for teeth whitening from chemist stores or grocery shops
  2. Personalized kits from your dentist that you can take home

Over-the-Counter Whitening

Over-the-counter packages for teeth whitening from the grocery store have far less concentrated materials than what you can get at the dentist. This means you will be using these store bought kits for lengthy periods of time and more frequently as well to see noticeable results. The results will also not last as long.

Personalised Take-Home Whitening Kit

The whitening kits dentists prescribe are more concentrated, designed to provide longer lasting, quick results. You can usually choose between two whitening options at the dentist, take home and in chair treatment.

At Plainland Dental Clinic to whiten your teeth we offer take home personalized treatment kits. We will take an impression using special putty to make the whitening trays fit your individual teeth perfectly. These trays will be constructed by a technician, so you may have to come in for a second visit to pick up your personalized treatment kit. This includes a whitening gel that is different from your usual over-the-counter options – it has higher concentrations of whitening solution and will require refrigeration. The whitening process is straightforward, simply spread the whitening gel onto the trays and fit the trays up over your teeth. Leave it in for approximately 30-50 minutes. The treatment kit will have sufficient gel to cover a number of treatments so you will be able to achieve your teeth whitening goal.

Pros and Cons of Treatment Options

 Over the counterPersonalised Take Home Kit


Long lasting results.


Quality assured.


May take a long time to notice any results

Dental treatment may be overlooked.

Product might not be the right fit for you.

Requires a number of treatments.

The best whitening method

The safest and most effective method to achieve the teeth whitening results that you desire, is to see your dentist.

The dentists will take your oral health into account before commencing any treatment. They will first verify the cause for discoloration, it could be the result of tooth decay or some other underlying factor. In this case, over-the-counter products could prove to worsen the situation and inflict more damage and pain. Therefore it is best that you have a full understanding of your oral health before starting any whitening procedures.

Looking for safe and quality teeth whitening treatment in Queensland? Book an appointment and talk to our experienced team about our teeth whitening options today.

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