Overview of Teeth Whitening Treatment

Nowadays, teeth whitening have become the most popular solution to create a dazzling smile.

Dental professionals have found that people who have had their teeth whitened tend to show an improvement in their oral health care routine. Experiencing the advantages of teeth whitening leads to taking good care while brushing, flossing and visiting dentist Parramatta for professional cleanings. As good oral health can improve the overall health and prevent many diseases, this is by far the most important      reason to consider teeth whitening.

What is tooth whitening?

Tooth whitening helps to remove stains and discolorations. Teeth whitening are the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, because it can help improve the look of your teeth.  An experienced Parramattadentist will perform the tooth whitening procedure, and it is a one-time procedure.

The most common reasons for teeth to get stained are:

  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Drinking hot and cold beverages like coffee, cola and tea
  • Not taking good care of your teeth

What does tooth whitening involve?

Professional bleaching is the most common method for whitening your teeth.  The dentist will be able to you whether you are suitable for the treatment, and will supervise if you are.

The dentist in Parramatta will apply a gel on your gums to protect them and then apply tooth whitening gel on your teeth with the help of a special tray that fits into your mouth like a mouth guard. The active ingredient in the tooth whitening gel break down and get into enamel on the teeth and removes the stains. Remember tooth whitening gel will only work on natural tooth. Therefore, if you have crowns, bridges or fillings these will not be affected.

How long does it take? 

The teeth whitening treatment is done on the same day and in several visits based on the condition of your teeth. Initially, you may visit your dentist twice or thrice. At your first visit, the dentist will take the impression of your jaw-line to make a mouth guard. Once your treatment starts, you have to continue doing it at your home. You should regularly apply whitening products given by your dentist for two to three weeks or as per your dentist instruction.

How long will my teeth stay whiter?

The effects of whitening will last up to two years. However, this may vary from person to person. The effect is less likely    as long as you smoke, chew tobacco or eat or drink beverages that stain your teeth.

Why should I consider professional teeth whitening treatments? 

When compared to DIY teeth whitening kits, professional teeth whitening treatments at the Parramatta dental clinic are safe.  Not all tooth whitening kits are approved by the Australian Dental Association. Whitening kits are available in different forms, so it is crucial to check whether it suits you or not. You can damage your teeth and soft tissues if you use the wrong kit.