Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect from a dental clean?

A dental clean will be performed by one of our friendly dental practitioners. They will assess your teeth and gums for any problematic areas that may be present.
They will then proceed to remove any plaque, tartar and stains from your teeth and gums using an ultrasonic scaler and lastly give them a polish with a ‘gritty’ like toothpaste to help further remove any plaque or staining.

What is plaque and tartar?

Plaque is a build-up of bacteria that accumulates around your teeth and gum line.
Tartar on the other hand are harder product that is created after plaque resides on your teeth for an extended period of time.

Will a dental clean hurt?

Dental cleans should not be painful and our lovely dental practitioners will make this experience comfortable for you.

How often should I have my teeth professionally cleaned?

A routine dental check-up and clean is recommended every six months.

How can I maintain clean teeth at home?

Brushing two times a day, once on the morning and once at night before bed for 2 minutes.
Flossing once a day to remove any plaque in between the teeth and underneath the gum.

What happens if I don’t keep my teeth clean?

If plaque is left to accumulate around your teeth, it can cause issues like tooth decay and cavities or long-term conditions like gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Why are my gums bleeding?

It is not uncommon for some patients to bleed slightly as plaque and tartar are removed.
Bleeding gums may be a sign that there is plaque and bacteria underneath the gum.
A dental clean is recommended if you have not already had one. Regular flossing and warm salt water rinses can also help.

When should my child visit the dentist?

As young as the age of two.

How do I know whitening is for me?

Teeth whitening is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile and is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment in Australia. We perform free consultations before any whitening treatment to ensure that you are a suitable candidate and discuss options available to you.

What is the difference of whitening at Aesthetik and beauty salons?

We use Australia’s #1 requested professional whitening brand and our service is performed by registered and trained dental professionals only. Our whitening formula is prohibited for use in beauty salons and manufactured for practitioner use only.

Our team is highly qualified and trained, eliminating potential problems such as lack of infection control and careless product application, that can cause irritation to your teeth and gums.

Will I see results?

The results speak for themselves! Our formula provides 8-12 shades whiter teeth lightening teeth beyond their natural shade. Unsafe or improper use of whitening products could necessitate costly restorative treatment. We provide safe treatment, protecting your teeth whilst delivering high quality results.
If you choose in-office treatment, you should notice your results immediately. With at-home care, the results will appear gradually as you progress through the course of your treatment.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

On average, you can expect to have whiter teeth for 6 to 9 months after teeth whitening, but this will vary from person to person and depending on lifestyle factors. Maintaining a good oral hygiene is key to prolonged results and having our convenient and cost effective dental cleans available, Aesthetik can maintain your white smile all year round!

What’s the difference between in-chair teeth whitening and a take-home kit?

Both in-chair and at-home professional whitening can be great options. There is no “right” or “wrong” choice; in-chair whitening may be a better choice if you are looking for the fastest and most dramatic results possible. At-home treatment involves using a custom take-home tray that will give you a more gradual result over a few weeks. This may be the optimal choice if you are on a budget or you want to whiten your teeth in the convenience of your own home. The take home kits are customised and can be used in conjunction with in- chair whitening treatment to maintain your new tooth colour.
We help you choose the right treatment for your budget, lifestyle, and dental health when you take advantage of our free consultation.

What’s the process for in-chair teeth whitening?

Following your free consultation, we recommend that patients have their teeth professionally cleaned by us to remove any plaque build-up and ensure optimum results. we then go ahead with the in-chair whitening procedure which involves placing a shield over your lips, gums and cheeks. We then proceed with placing our whitening gel over your teeth and securing our LED zoom lamp over the mouth shield. The cycle duration is 15 minutes with a total of 4 rounds included.

What do I need to do following my teeth-whitening treatment?

During the first 24-48 hours of whitening, the tooth becomes more susceptible to absorbing stains. That means you’ll need to avoid certain foods and drinks such as red wine, coffee, tea and coloured soft drinks. You may return as per normal after two days post treatment.

Will teeth whitening make my crowns, bridges and veneers whiter?

Cosmetic teeth whitening works better on your natural teeth and will only bring your crowns, bridges and veneers back to their original colour.
If you’re considering getting a crown or veneer, you should whiten your teeth before having the material created, so the Dentist can match the new tooth to your whiter teeth and the artificial surface won’t stand out if you whiten later.

Will teeth whitening harm my teeth?

Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth under the supervision of a dental professional is completely safe for your teeth and gums, not causing any type of enamel stripping. Our whitening solution contains amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), which is clinically proven to reduce sensitivity, protect enamel and help improve the smoothness of your teeth.
During your free consultation, if we detect a weak area we may suggest you have the work completed prior to undergoing the teeth whitening process.

Is there anyone that cannot have teeth whitening?

Some dental practitioners warn against bleaching your teeth while pregnant or breastfeeding.
No current studies have documented any harm caused to the fetus; however, because pregnancy is such a delicate time for a baby, it is suggested that you should not be whitening while pregnant.
There are options for breastfeeding mothers which involves expressing milk sustainable for 2 days after the whitening treatment.
In general whitening tends to work best for stained teeth, but not on teeth that are discoloured from injury or medications.

What are the possible side effects after whitening?

Mild tooth sensitivity can occur after whitening however this is normally a short-term side effect that will subside within hours/ days. If your teeth become sensitive, a professional fluoride treatment is often helpful in relieving any sensitivity.

What type of material is used for my grills?

Grills also referred to as “grillz” or “fronts” are a decorative cover on top of the tooth surfaces. They can be made from gold, silver or jewel-encrusted precious metals that snap over one or more of their teeth.

How long do grills last?

Grillz can last for 10 years+. They have a long durability if well looked after.

Are grills removable?

Yes, Grillz are not permanent restorations and can removed.

How do I keep my grills clean?

In order to keep your grillz clean and last longer, remove them before eating to prevent any food or debris from becoming trapped between the grill and teeth. They should be cleaned daily with a toothbrush (no toothpaste) and rinsed with warm water.

What are dental veneers?

A veneer is a layer of material placed over the front of a tooth which will improve the aesthetics of your smile. And/or protects the tooth surface from any damage.

How long will veneers last?

Dental veneers can last up to 10-15 years and can increase with the strength of porcelain, although like the natural surfaces of teeth, they can be susceptible to damage.

Do veneers stain?

Veneers are made from a porcelain material that is not porous and therefore not susceptible to staining like enamel is.

What is the cost of veneers?

The consultation is free, at this appointment we will discuss with you different options and the cost involved with the path you choose.

Will the veneers be the same colour as the rest of my teeth?

Veneers can be made to the colour of your choice.

Can veneers chip and fall off?

Veneers are a permanent restoration they very rarely chip or fall off, although in the rare occasion this can happen. In this case, the veneer can be bonded back or repaired.

What is the process? How long does the process go for?

With veneers, we have a consultation with you where we scan your teeth for a 3D image of your teeth. We will then discuss the different options we offer, and the costs involved with these options.
A mock up of your teeth with veneers will be made for you to see before.

What are implants?

Implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone. They are used to replace a tooth that is missing.

What is the cost of implants?

The consultation is free, at this appointment we will discuss with you the different options and the costs involved with the path you choose.

What is involved with getting implants?

Our practitioner will check if the gap is large enough to place an implant and check the bone level. An x-ray will also be required to check the density of the bone.

How long do they last?

An implant is like your natural teeth. The longevity of the implant depends on how you look after your oral health.

How do you look after implants?

Implants are cared for the same way as your natural teeth by brushing twice a day, flossing and regular dental check-ups.