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Teeth Whitening

One of the most inexpensive, all-time fashionable "item" anyone can wear is a smile. It reveals one's confidence, improves his/her appearance and is used to ease tension between strangers, among other purposes. Because teeth play a huge role in enhancing ones smile, it, therefore, becomes important to ensure that they are as appealing as possible. This is why many people opt to use teeth whitening services and products.

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure in the dental arena that involves removal of discolorations and stains on the teeth. In other words, the teeth are lightened, hence making them to look whiter than they are at the current state. Although this seems like a small or easy procedure, it is not. It takes several procedures and may require one to visit their dentists more than once.

Teeth Whitening Options

There are many teeth whitening products in the Australian market promising to whiten teeth by two or more shades. While some products are credible and recommended by dentists especially for the mild cases, others are not as effective and may end up disappointing. Some products may end up stripping the teeth off the enamel, hence weakening the teeth. If one chooses to take the option of buying an off the counter product, it is best to be aware of the risks involved.

The best recommended option is to see a certified and reputable dentist who will give guidance accordingly. He/she may recommend a product or offer the other options available depending on the severity of the case in question.

What Is Involved In Teeth Whitening?

It is important to remember that once one makes the decision of having his/her teeth whitened, it is an investment. It is one made into one's health. Due to this reason, he/she needs to ask for guidance from his/her dentist or any reputable dentist. Take time and conduct the relevant research if necessary. There are many teeth whitening professionals who can make recommendations at a reasonable consultation fee.

Remember that it is much better to make informed decisions and pay a small fee for the same rather than follow information available everywhere else and end up losing something more precious- teeth, smile or worse, health.

 

Teeth Whitening Common Questions

 

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth bleaching gel contains an ingredient that opens the pores in the tooth which allow the active bleaching agent to seep through pores in the enamel into the dentin of the tooth. The oxygen molecules from the bleaching agent contacts the discoloured molecules latched to the tooth causing them to break away exposing the natural colour of the tooth.

Should I get a dental cleaning before or after teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening works best on teeth free of plaque and tartar. Staying current on your dental cleanings is important for your health, but will also ensure the best possible results for whitening. If you are due for a cleaning, you can schedule the dental cleaning and the teeth whitening on the same day. The cleaning should be complete before the teeth whitening.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Teeth whitening may cause some sensitivity to the teeth and gums. Some patients experience little to no sensitivity, while other patients may need to limit the strength and time of the bleaching to avoid sensitivity. Speak to the dentist about ways to avoid sensitivity and always have the procedure performed by a licensed dental professional.

Will whitening my teeth damage my enamel?

A major benefit of whitening your teeth under dental professional care is that you significantly reduce the risk of any damage to tooth enamel, gums, or otherwise. Obtaining teeth whitening from a dental professional ensures you are getting legitimate whitening products from reputable vendors applied by professionally trained staff. This will also reduce your chances for tooth sensitivity or root damage.

How long does teeth whitening last?

Teeth whitening lasts longest when patients follow a healthy diet, avoid smoking, avoid teeth staining foods and drinks, utilize a straw when possible, and maintain regular dental cleanings.

Will bleaching gel whiten my veneers, caps (crowns) and bonding?

All bleaching agents used to whiten teeth will only work on natural tooth structure. This means that all dental work including but not limited to bonding, veneers, crowns (caps) and bridges will NOT bleach or whiten. All dental work would need to be replaced to match the newly whitened teeth.

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