How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost in Australia? [2024]

18 Apr 2024

The process of whitening teeth is not a ‘one size fits all’ job, so be wary of any dentist who quotes you a price for whitening your teeth before they’ve even seen you. The cost of teeth whitening can vary greatly from person to person and depends on many factors.

For example, some medications such as certain antibiotics, antihistamines and some drugs for high blood pressure can result in discolouration of the teeth, and if you took antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline as a child you may well have discoloured teeth now. If you are or have been a smoker, nicotine will yellow teeth, and dark, strong drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine are all well known for staining those pearly whites. As we age our tooth enamel naturally wears thinner, exposing more of the underlying dentin which has a yellowish hue, and can add to the discolouration of our teeth.

As with everything there is more than one way to get your teeth whitened, and costs will vary accordingly, as will the results you can hope to get and the time it takes to achieve those results. The cheapest option is the commercially produced at-home teeth whitening kits, which cost around $250-$600. But it is worth remembering that you get what you pay for, and these kits are often of a lower standard and use less concentrated solutions than what a professional dentist will offer. This is why the cost of teeth whitening at your dentist in Australia will be dearer, but the results will be quicker, more effective and will not cause damage to your teeth.

Different Cost of Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening is a non-invasive treatment that lightens the colour of your teeth. The most common product used to achieve this is peroxide, however, other products can also be used. Modern, professional teeth whitening treatments remove both surface stains on your teeth and also penetrate below the surface to improve the natural colour of your teeth.

Here at Sydney Road Dental Care, we invest a lot of money in our training and equipment, and we pride ourselves in using world-class technology. We use the best teeth whitening machines available: the Phillips Zoom! Before beginning your treatment, we will assess the overall health of your teeth, your sensitivity and the depth of staining to tailor the best treatment for you. Our highly trained team offer exceptional care, and in as little as 2 hours or less your teeth whitening process can be completed.

If you are worried about the cost of teeth whitening at the dentist, we also offer a take-home whitening kit. Aside from being an affordable alternative to having an in-chair treatment that can cost from $500-$1500, this is also a good compromise for those with limited time, or extremely sensitive teeth. Boutique Whitening is a professional-grade whitening brand with custom-made trays, but it can take a little longer than our in-house treatments to see results. However, in just 2 weeks you can have a bright white smile that is every bit as impressive as our in-house treatments!