Teeth whitening—both kits you can purchase in shops and treatments you can obtain only at your dentist office—has been a popular way to improve your smile for a number of years. And for good reason. Teeth whitening is a safe, affordable way to give your smile a boost in a short amount of time.
At Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio in Winston Hills, NSW, we believe an educated patient is better able to make good decisions about their own oral health, whether it is routine dental examinations or cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening. We’ve put together a list of five things you should know about teeth whitening before you go ahead with the procedure.
#1—Teeth Whitening Products All Have Different Strengths
You have probably seen advertisements for many different whitening products, including gels, pastes, strips and mouthwashes, as well as the professional whitening treatments offered by your dentist. All have different levels of strengths, with professional teeth whitening offering the strongest solution.
#2—Most Teeth Whitening Products Are Relatively Safe
Perhaps you have heard stories about a friend of a friend of a friend who tried an over-the-counter whitening product only to have ruined their tooth enamel in the process. Chances are, the story is greatly exaggerated. Most whitening products are safe and will not damage your teeth—as long as you follow instructions.
#3—Whitening Doesn’t Last Forever
Whether you opt for whitening strips from a local shop or professional teeth whitening treatment from your Winston Hills, NSW dentist, your results will not last indefinitely. Because you use your teeth every day, you’ll probably develop stains again—especially if you keep enjoying your tea and red wine. But because whitening is safe, you can touch up whitening periodically to help maintain a bright and white smile.
Contact Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio for More Information
We invite you to find out more about professional teeth whitening at our Winston Hills, NSW dental clinic. While we are located in Winston Hills, we also service Northmead, Baulkham Hills, and Bella Vista areas.