We are offering a take home whitening kit to the best #dentalselfie posted to our Facebook page!
When you get your teeth whitened the treatment, on average, lasts for 6 to 8 months depending on your lifestyle choices (how much coffee, tea, a wine you drink; how much chocolate you eat etc.).
There’s a reason tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available
It is a non-invasive and simple way to enhance the appearance of your smile. At Redlands Gentle Dental Care in Brisbane, we use Zoom teeth whitening. In less than two hours with in-office Zoom teeth whitening, your teeth can be whitened up to 8 shades and with a take-home touch-up kit; you can help your shining smile to last!
Cosmetic dentistry and the health and of your teeth
How often do you visit the dentist? Every six months? Once a year? When you’re in pain? Regular check-ups to the dentist can make a huge difference to your oral health. By booking in for regular check-ups, you can prevent more serious problems like the need for root canal therapy, dental crowns or even—in extreme cases—tooth extraction.
When you visit your Redlands Gentle Dental Care dentist for a regular check-up and clean, we can assess your oral health. Sometimes when patients come in enquiring about a tooth whitening treatment, your dentist may find that a whitening treatment is not exactly the right solution to your problem. The reason for this is there are two kinds of stains: extrinsic and intrinsic.
Extrinsic stains are cosmetic stains which can be fixed with tooth whitening treatment. Drinks such as coffee, tea and wine can stain your teeth as well as lollies and food with a high level of sugar. Extrinsic stains are the result of plaque build-up on the surface of the tooth: this plaque stains easily which increases how discoloured your teeth are.
Extrinsic strains can be treated with professional tooth whitening treatments provided by a dentist.
Intrinsic stains are stains on the teeth on the layer of tooth below you enamel. Intrinsic stains are usually caused by decay or trauma (like an accident or injury). If, on assessment, it is found your teeth have intrinsic stains we will not provide you with tooth whitening treatment for that particular concern because it wouldn’t work.
When you visit Redlands Gentle Dental Care we will assess your oral health and prescribe the best treatment for you and your smile. Sometimes if the intrinsic stains are harmless (from trauma that doesn’t otherwise affect the health of your tooth) all you may require is a porcelain veneer.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of your tooth to mimic the look and feel of a natural tooth. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant – not stain-proof – and if looked after properly can last between 10 and 15 years.
Redlands Gentle Dental Care in Victoria Point and Capalaba are running a selfie competition on Facebook. Simply take a photo of your smiling self after an appointment at one of our practices and upload it to our Facebook page with #dentalselfie.
Is your smile selfie ready?
The winner of this competition will win a take home white kit. A Zoom take home whitening kit can produce the same results as an in-office clean except it is carried out in the convenience of your own home and does take two weeks.
Ready, Set, Selfie!
If you want to know more about how Redlands Dental Gentle Care can help you, or to make an appointment at our Victoria Point or Capalaba practice, please contact us today.