Teeth Whitening

If you find yourself longing for a whiter, brighter smile, you are not alone. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recently noted that "The popularity of teeth whitening is surging", especially in young adults. The benefits of teeth whitening extend far beyond a beautiful smile, with patients reporting increased self-confidence and reduced oral bacteria.

Patients today have more whitening options than ever before. From in-practice procedures to at-home whitening kits, patients can safely and comfortably enjoy the benefits of a brighter smile. Your trusted dentist will review your whitening goals along with your oral health and recommend a safe, effective whitening treatment personalised to meet your needs.  


How professional whitening treatments work

Your dentist will review whitening options with you to determine which option is the best fit for you. In general, there are two treatment options: In-chair whitening and at-home whitening. 

Here is a look at what you can expect with each of these options:

In-chair Whitening

This type of whitening will require one or more visits to a dental practice. You should plan to be in the dental chair for about an hour while your dentist applies a professional-grade whitening solution to your teeth. Depending on the type of solution used, your dentist may also use a bright light to maximise results. Following the application of the solution, your dentist will guide you in making lifestyle changes to help keep your teeth white.

Take-home Whitening

An alternative option to in-chair whitening is a take-home whitening kit that includes custom dental trays and whitening gel. Your dentist will provide instructions to guide you on applying your whitening gel to achieve desired results. In most cases, it takes longer to achieve desired results with at-home whitening kits. At-home whitening kits are less invasive and patients often like the convenience of whitening their teeth at home.


Why professional whitening is better than over-the-counter whitening kits

Do-it-yourself (DIY) teeth whitening products remain popular in Australia despite the growing risks associated with them. They are easy to buy and tend to cost less than professional treatments. However, DIY kits don't compare to whitening treatments offered by your dentist. 

Here are just some of the reasons why professional whitening is better than DIY whitening kits:

  • Safety: Whitening your teeth under the supervision of a trained dentist is much safer than trying to use whitening products on your own
  • Improved Results: In-practice whitening and kits provided by a dentist tend to produce more noticeable and desirable results 
  • Personalised Support: If you have questions or concerns, you can easily contact your dentist for personalised help and support
  • Better Oral Health: With a dentist examining your teeth and monitoring your smile, you may discover other dental issues that need attention

Additionally, it is important to recognise that some over-the-counter whitening kits may do more harm than good. Some contain harsh bleaching chemicals that could damage your dental enamel and cause your teeth to become overly sensitive. The safest and most effective path to teeth whitening is to schedule a consultation with your dentist.


What you should do if you are interested in teeth whitening

Dental whitening can make a massive difference for a person with discoloured teeth. If you are tired of having dull, yellow teeth, then contact us and one of our skilled dental professionals will talk to you about our teeth whitening packages, or schedule a consultation if you would like to confirm whether you are a good candidate for our whitening services. We look forward to helping you transform your teeth from dull to bright and beautiful.

FAQ

Safe and effective teeth whitening is typically performed within the practice of a trained cosmetic dentist. You can expect to be comfortably seated in a dental chair for approximately one hour. Multiple visits could be required depending on your degree of staining and type of whitening procedure undertaken. If you decide to use an at-home whitening kit, you can apply your whitening gel from the comfort of your own home. It is important to remember that you will not have immediate access to professional care if you experience a problem during your at-home whitening treatment. For this reason, it is important to follow instructions exactly as advised and contact your dentist immediately if you have a reaction.
The path to a whiter, brighter smile begins with an understanding of the many factors that can lead to stained teeth. 

Here is a look at some of the factors that can teeth discolouration:
Age: Enamel tends to become thinner as people age, making older people more susceptible to stained teeth
Poor Oral Hygiene: If you fail to brush your teeth regularly and visit your dentist, your teeth can develop a dull appearance
Smoking: Smoking or prolonged nicotine use can cause your teeth to turn yellow
Diet: Regularly consuming coffee, red wine, curry, and berries can cause teeth to stain over time
Health Conditions: Certain illnesses and health conditions can lead to tooth discoloration
Medications: Some antibiotics, chemotherapy, and certain blood pressure medicines can cause your teeth to lose their lustre.
Absolutely. If you have your teeth whitened by a trained dental professional, you will have peace of mind knowing that your oral health will be protected. 

Here are some of the benefits of having your teeth professionally whitened by your dentist:
An oral examination: Before applying a treatment, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to confirm you are a suitable candidate
Dental supervision: In-practice whitening treatments are always supervised by one or more members of your trained dental treatment team
Accuracy: When whitening treatments and trays are applied by trained professionals, errors or spotty results rarely occur
 

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