It may be summertime here in Australia, but you can still have a white Christmas! Teeth whitening can provide all the white you’ll need to light up a room this festive season.
If your teeth just aren’t as white and bright as they used to be? Don’t stress! Because we can help you bring back the pearly whites. Having white teeth can make all the difference to a glowing smile and your confidence and we here at Avoca Beach Dental can help!
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening improves the appearance of teeth that have discoloured, though it is a non-essential procedure, it’s a super popular treatment. To achieve whiter teeth, you must go through the process of bleaching your teeth to lighten and increase their whiteness.
To bleach the teeth, we use various chemicals that soak through the top layer of enamel and into the main part of the tooth known as the dentine. This diminishes stains that are blocking out light from entering the tooth, allowing for more light to enter the tooth and a whiter appearance.
Why do Teeth get Discoloured?
There are lots of specific factors that can lead to the discoloration of your teeth and are all caused by your daily habits and what teeth encounter. The most common forms of staining result from drinks like cola, red wine, tea or coffee, tobacco, and some medications. Therefore, to help with your whitening procedure, one of our dentists will encourage you to minimise intake of these.
Types of Teeth Whitening
With new technologies, more and more teeth whitening solutions are becoming available, these include:
- Over the counter products – These include low concentrated whitening options such as whitening strips.
- Take home dental kits – Kits provided by your dentist for you to take home and do the procedure yourself. Though still an effective outcome, it is a longer procedure than receiving in practice treatment.
- In chair treatment – Treatment provided by your dentist in a dental practice, the most time friendly and effective option. Often involves whitening gel applied to your teeth, followed by being exposed to led light used to speed up the process.
There are heaps and heaps of store-bought teeth whitening products that over long periods of use they can cause whiter teeth. However, the difference between these products and having it done with us is that dental practitioners are the only people who can legally use the most concentrated chemical. This means it’s more effective and quicker to get them whitened with us!
Benefits of Teeth whitening at the Dentist
Other than enhancing your overall appearance by providing you with a bright new smile, teeth whitening performed by our dentists can be completed in a single session, produce instantly visible results and does not increase sensitivity to certain food or damage tooth enamel!
So don’t wait any longer to get whiter teeth just in time for Christmas!
Check out these results done by one of our dental hygienists!