Teeth whitening is a safe way to brighten your smile and increase your confidence.
It is a quick, easy and inexpensive solution to improve the appearance of your teeth without restorations or complex treatment, making it one of the most popular choices for patients seeking cosmetic dentistry.
Teeth Stain Naturally with Age
If you smoke or drink tea or coffee, you might expect stained teeth as a result. Everyday food choices, however, also cause colour deposits on the teeth and leave them darker with each passing year.
While stains are a regular part of the ageing process, you do not have to live with a yellow or dark smile.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
All teeth whitening products contain peroxide, either as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Both types of peroxide penetrate the microscopic pores in tooth enamel to bleach away stains that have collected over the years.
Successful completing of teeth whitening can take years off the appearance of your smile and give you renewed confidence in your appearance. A bright smile may enhance professional and personal interactions.
The Teeth Whitening Procedure
Whitening can be carried out in the dental chair in as little as an hour.
First, Winston Hills dentist Dr Martina Lavery will apply a protective barrier to the gums to reduce irritation and sensitivity. She will then place professional-strength whitening gel on the surfaces of the teeth and allow it to penetrate. This process can be repeated within the same visit up to three times to achieve the desired results.
In-chair whitening is often followed by a custom-made, take-home whitening kit professionally constructed by your dentist. This allows the process to continue at home for the brightest results.
If you are seeking restorative dentistry, such as crowns, bridges, veneers or fillings, you may achieve more desirable results by beginning with teeth whitening.
Restorations do not whiten or stain in the same way as your natural teeth. Since the aim of treatment will be seamless results that blend with your natural tooth colour, starting with professionally whitened teeth can be beneficial.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
Teeth whitening treatment varies among patients due to the severity of the discolouration of the teeth. Dr Lavery provides a detailed treatment plan prior to whitening.
Side Effects of Teeth Whitening
Any sensitivity to the teeth or gum tissue is temporary, though it may cause mild to moderate discomfort. Contact our Winston Hills dental clinic if you have concerns.
We Welcome New Patients
Cosmetic dentistry improves the aesthetics of your smile but really focuses on the feeling of confidence you have in your appearance. Dr Lavery offers a wide range of treatment procedures to address concerns you may have and to give you the smile of your dreams. We welcome you to contact us to arrange a consultation to learn more.