Do you avoid smiling because you are embarrassed about the colour of your teeth? If yellowing or stains on your teeth are affecting your confidence, tooth Whitening treatment could be worth considering.  There are a range of safe treatment options available from your dentist here at Collins Street Smiles.


  • At home whitening ‘trays’ This involves your dentist taking an ‘impression’ of your teeth and making custom fitted trays.  You will then take the trays and bleaching gel home and apply as directed by your dentist.
  • Professional ‘in-chair’ whitening by your dentist.  Dentists are allowed to use a higher concentration of bleach than you are at home, and we offer ‘in-chair’ whitening at our practice.

Teeth Whitening Melbourne

Teeth whitening can improve your smile and boost your confidence. At Collins Street Smiles, we offer teeth whitening located conveniently in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

Teeth Whitening Melbourne FAQs

Does Teeth Bleaching Hurt?

As Collins Street Smiles is a professional dental practice in Melbourne CBD, operated by fully qualified and experienced dentists who understand teeth bleaching, we offer a comprehensive assessment of your teeth prior to commencing your teeth bleaching. Your dentist will advise you if teeth whitening is right for you, and if there are any issues that may arise.

Most people will not have any issues during or after the teeth whitening procedure, but tooth sensitivity can occur in some cases.

If, however you have an existing periodontal (gum) issue or your teeth are too sensitive for the teeth whitening procedure, teeth whitening may not be suitable for you. We may recommend steps to eliminate your sensitivity before beginning your teeth bleaching.

Is Teeth Whitening Just for Women?

Absolutely not! Both women and men enjoy looking their best, and men and women at all ages and stages of life can whiten their teeth.

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

Teeth whitening costs in Australia can vary significantly depending on where you get it done and the quality of product and service performed.

At Collins Street Smiles, our current special for teeth whitening cost is $468 for an examination, clean, consultation, and in-chair whitening. Our usual price for in chair bleaching is $668 incl Exam., Scale and Clean (the special being $468 a saving of $200)

At home bleaching including custom-fitted trays, and bleach syringes, for your teeth is $388. This also includes an examination, clean, and a consultation regarding whitening.

At Collins Street Smiles, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of dental care to you. A thorough examination can reveal dental issues that may need to be managed before your teeth are whitened.

Can I Claim Teeth Whitening on My Private Health Insurance?

Depending on your health insurer and level of cover, you may be able to claim a portion of your teeth whitening when offered through a dentist. Please consult your health insurer before your session to find out if this is something they offer.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take?

Teeth whitening can take one to two hours for in-chair sessions, and include a full history taking and examination to ensure the treatment is right for you. Many patients are able to squeeze in an appointment on an extended lunch break to visit our Melbourne CBD practice, but if you’d prefer to take your time and not feel rushed, give us a call and we’ll organise an appointment time to suit your schedule.

Appointments for at-home bleaching involve taking moulds of your teeth to create custom-fitted trays for whitening gels, after a history taking and examination. The time it takes to see results varies, but generally patients see them in a few weeks or even months. See our post on different types of whitening (link to 1st blog post about whitening) and discuss with our dentists at Collins Street Smiles what whitening procedures are best for you.

How Many Sessions Will It Take to Whiten My Teeth?

For in-chair whitening in Melbourne CBD, most patients will notice an immediate difference in the shades of their teeth. Everyone’s teeth whiten differently, and results can vary. Sometimes additional sessions may be required to achieve the desired result.

At-home whitening can take weeks to months to see results, and generally speaking, the results are more stable.

Will I Need Multiple Sessions to Whiten My Teeth?

After your history taking and examination, your dentist will discuss with you what results you can expect from whitening your teeth and how to best achieve the smile you want. Some patients who opt for in-chair whitening require additional sessions to gain the shade of teeth they desire. It’s important to understand that teeth will whiten to a certain degree, but generally not past a certain shade. “Over-bleaching” can damage your teeth and it’s important to consult your dentist.

How Long Do Whitened Teeth Stay White For?

White teeth don’t stay white forever. Your results will last the longest if you look after your teeth and brush them twice daily, staying away from tobacco products, and avoiding over-consumption of foods and drinks that stain your teeth, for example red wine, tea, coffee, carbonated drinks, and certain coloured foods.

Is Tooth Whitening Suitable for Me?

Unfortunately tooth whitening is not suitable for everyone. If you have any of the following, we may recommend against performing tooth bleaching:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Recent oral surgery or braces
  • Certain allergies
  • Untreated gum disease
  • Untreated tooth decay
  • Oral mucosal conditions (such as ulcers)

During our thorough history taking and examination, we will identify if this service is right for you. Teeth bleaching in Melbourne may not be right for you at this time and as such we will advise other, more suitable ways to enhance your smile and whiten your teeth.

We provide on the spot claiming for all major health funds

We provide on the spot claiming for all major health funds