Dr Tiv's Tooth Hacks - Don't Brush After Teeth Whitening!


Did you know that if you whiten your teeth, you shouldn’t brush afterwards? I mean it, don’t brush afterwards! Even if you use whitening gels from the supermarket or professional whitening kits from your dentist. The reason being the way whitening works is it makes your teeth slightly porous while the whitenings on place, to dissolve and get rid of any stains.

Now if you leave it alone for 1 or 2 hours the saliva will go and harden it back up again but if you go and start scrubbing and brushing before that time, you’re going to wear that enamel off and make the enamel thinner which means eventually your teeth are going to look even more yellow. The complete opposite to what you’re trying to achieve!

So that’s one of Dr Tiv’s Tooth Hacks - Don’t brush your teeth for at least 2 hours after whitening!

Ultimate Dental Experience

At the Balnarring Dental Centre, we have a strong focus on providing our patients with an unforgettable dental experience. With Award Winning Customer Service and our World Class Dentists, Hygienists and Nurses you are sure to receive the best care possible.

Our Dentists are dedicated, gentle and incredibly talented, as well as being understanding that you may be a little nervous when put in the dental chair. While our Hygienists take extra special care on each and everyone of our patients, providing fully extensive hygiene treatment, you won’t be coming in for “just a clean”!

Did we mention we also have above head TV’s so that you can watch the latest and greatest movies and TV’s show while you get your dental treatment?! We also provide noise cancelling headphones to block out the sound of the drills so you can sit back and enjoy your movie of choice or even your favourite playlist.

Plus for extra comfort, we offer cosy blankets and neck supporting pillows during your treatment. Our dental chairs are very comfortable but sometimes we need a little extra support!


Struggling to feel confident in your smile?

Our smile is the first thing anyone notices about us and let’s face it, it can put a huge damper on our confidence if we aren’t happy with what our smile looks like.

It is important to know adult braces are nothing to be afraid of! There are many options such as traditional braces or Invisalign that can provide a more discrete but very effective treatment. For example, the patient below just completed her 19 week Invisalign treatment at Balnarring Dental at the age of 56! It is never too late to feel more confident in your smile.


At the Balnarring Dental Centre, we provide a FREE initial consultation so if you’re feeling insecure about your smile and want get started on your new smile journey call us on 5983 5348 to book a consultation with one of our orthodontic specialists.

Finalist in the 2018 Peninsula Business Awards

We are super excited and proud to announce we are a Finalist in the 2018 Peninsula Business Awards within the Health Practitioner category.

The award recognises successful businesses across the Mornington Peninsula Shire and Frankston region with the winner being announced at the Gala Awards dinner on 2 May 2018.

Offering a unique opportunity to highlight the regions most outstanding small businesses, the awards seek to recognise the hard work that business owners contribute to the local community in generating employment, as well as their contribution to the local economy.

The awards are the pinnacle of business success.