Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure and is becoming a standard beauty treatment for everyone. There are many factors that may cause the teeth to become discoloured including the food and beverages we consume such as coffee, tea, red wine, sweets, and tomato-based sauces. Your lifestyle can also stain your teeth such as smoking habits. We offer teeth whitening procedures for those who are looking to bleach their teeth and gain optimal results.
Teeth Whitening can make a big impact on your life. It can leave a positive effect not only on your physical appearance but on your mental health as well since whitened teeth can boost your confidence. Some of the many benefits are listed below:
- It enhances your overall look.
- It makes you feel more confident.
- It can leave a lasting impression.
- It promotes good oral hygiene.
- It is a completely safe and effective process.
Your cosmetic dentist will carefully assess your dental condition and get thorough dental X-rays before the treatment. The X-ray results will give you the ideal whitening option based on the level of teeth discolouration. It is a procedure that can be done in a single sitting. Your cosmetic dentist will apply a protective gel or a rubber to your gums to protect it. After that, bleach shall be applied to the teeth for optimal result.
If you want to achieve a brighter smile, we aim to offer the best solution. The teeth lose its whiteness over time, but it can be rectified through the teeth whitening treatment. The results can last up to 2 years if cared for properly. Our dentists are highly qualified and experts in this regard. We have treated thousands of patients to date, and each with successful results. Teeth whitening results are immediate. It is a minimally invasive, safe and effective procedure.
Teeth whitening is part of a smile makeover, improving your self-esteem and making you a confident and happier person. Teeth whitening will give you a set of pearly whites. Many of our patients have successfully achieved the smile of their dreams and you can have yours too!”
How can I tell if teeth whitening is the best option for me?
The first step is to get proper dental x-rays before deciding to whiten your teeth. The x-rays will determine the level of tooth discolouration. Your dentist will advise you on whitening options. For optimal appearance, it is best to choose a naturally white shade. The white should match the white in your eyes.
Can it damage my teeth?
Once again you need a proper dental examination to determine if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. The general consensus is teeth whitening will not damage your teeth. There's a low concentration of peroxide and if properly used it is a safe procedure. Your gums should be healthy for bleaching.
Can my teeth become sensitive during whitening?
Teeth sensitivity will be determined before the procedure. This means you will be aware of teeth sensitivity and can take precaution before the process. Use desensitizing toothpaste for 2 weeks to brush your teeth before the whitening procedure. This reduces sensitivity.
Will all teeth need to be whitened?
Every tooth has its maximum whiteness. It will not whiten beyond it. The process takes 15 minutes for the peroxide to reach the enamel, dentin and finally the pulp layer to remove stains. If a tooth is translucent, it may not whiten. You will have to use a filling material to improve the appearance.
Does age count?
Generally, age is not a factor. Bleaching can be done from age 10 upwards. If a young person has discoloured teeth, depending on the dentist's recommendations, you can have it whitened. Even in an older person, over the age of 45 if there is no root exposure, teeth can be whitened without a problem.
How effective and safe is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is s popular cosmetic procedure, which is both safe and effective. You can choose in-office whitening done by a dentist, at home whitening or use over the counter products. The technique will vary on each of these procedures. So does the whitening concentration, solution and duration. Depending on your lifestyle, finances and preference you can opt for one of these three treatment methods.
I have one dark tooth? How can whitening help?
Determine with your dentist why a single tooth is dark. It can be a symptom of dental disease. Once the cause is recognized, there are two options. If your tooth needs a root canal, the whitening can be done from inside. In case it doesn't, your dentist can recommend a single tooth whitening tray for the best outcome.
Does whitening have an impact on veneers, fillings or crowns?
Restorations cannot be lightened, but whitened restorations can be placed in your teeth. If whitened restorations have already been placed, you can opt to have the rest of your teeth whitened to match the existing dental work.
How long will teeth whitening last?
Depending on the individual, teeth whitening can last from 9 months to 2 years. It is a long term bleaching solution. However, there are some reported cases of whitening lasting as long as 10 years with no retouch needed in-between.
How can I make it last?
Practice good oral hygiene at home and visit your dentist for professional cleanings. Avoid beverages like coffee and tea or tobacco. It is important to note teeth whitening offer the best results under dentist supervision.