As one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, teeth whitening can effectively brighten your smile up to 8 shades lighter!
Have you always wanted a beautiful white smile? Perhaps your teeth have yellowed over time and you want a refresh. Or you’re not happy with the staining that results from drinking coffee, tea or cola. Whatever your reason for wanting whiter teeth, you’re not alone.
Over time, exposure to foods, drinks (especially coffee, tea, colas and red wine) and tobacco will gradually darken your newly whitened teeth. The dental professionals at Lake View Dental offers the highest-quality teeth whitening solutions to help remove years of lifestyle habits from your smile.
What is cosmetic teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a relatively quick treatment to remove stains and discolouration to reveal a brighter smile. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures as it can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth at much lower costs than other techniques.
How to whiten teeth?
In-office teeth whitening
In-office teeth whitening is a procedure done at the dental office with immediate results. During the procedure the dentist used an oral dam or similar implement to protect the mouth while teeth are treated with bleaching chemicals and sometimes treated with a laser.
Take-home teeth whitening kit
Take-home teeth whitening kit provided by a dentist include a custom made mouth try that has been made to fit over your teeth as well as bleeching chemicals. The chemicals are put into the try which is worn over several hours or overnight with repeated treatments.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Teeth whitening is an effective way to get your teeth up to 8 shades lighter and although the results are not permanent with proper care and good oral hygiene results can last for up to a year.
Certain food and drinks such as coffee, chocolate and wine as well as habits like smoking and even some types of medication as well as age can cause teeth to become discoloured. In some cases, tooth decay and trauma may cause teeth to become discoloured
Over the counter products are generic and do not come with an examination or consultation. In the consultation leading up to professional whitening your dentist can assess the extent of discolouration on your teeth and manage your expectation while ensuring that the product and procedure you will be using is the best to achieve your results. Professional whitening also has reliable results with professional help at hand should you experience any adverse reactions.
There are no proven cases of teeth whitening having a negative effect on the tooth enamel and dentine. When performed by an ethical dental professional, teeth whitening is safe.
Teeth Whitening Treatment Sunshine Coast
A comprehensive examination, radiographs and a visit with the Oral Health Therapist/Dental Hygienist is recommended prior to whitening treatment. This will allow you to have the best treatment over healthy gums and teeth.