You probably have yellow or stained teeth and are wanting to know what can be done about it so that you can smile confidently again.
Not everyone can have perfectly white teeth without a bit of “dental magic” as people are born with varying shades of white, depending on their genetic makeup.
Plenty of people have success with whitening treatments, however you should always consult a dentist first to determine the cause of your discolouration to determine is whitening is the best way to address it.
There are a number of reasons why your teeth may be discoloured.
The two major types of discolours are:
Extrinsic discolouration is where the enamel (outer layer of the tooth) becomes stained. The most common reasons for this staining is the consumption certain kinds of food and drinks, tobacoo and poor oral hygiene.
Intrinsic discolouration occurs deeper in the tooth below the enamel. The dentin (inner layer beneath the enamel) becomes darker or the tooth gets a yellow tint. The most common reasons for this staining is dental fluorosis, injury, medications, dental materials or dentinogenesis imperfecta.
If discolouration is caused by an underlying dental issues, then this will need to be addressed first before undergoing any form of whitening.
The major advantage of take home whitening is that you can carry out the entire process in the comfort of your own home.
You can achieve the same results from take-home whitening as you can with in-chair with less risk of sensitivity.
If after your initial consult with one of dentists whitening is a suitable option for you, they will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth. From this model we will create your own unique custom whitening trays.
The whitening kit includes all syringes of bleach required for the course of treatment.
A small amount of bleach is added to the custom whitening trays and worm for short sessions daily until desired result is achieved.
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive procedure, however there can be risks if instructions and regulations aren’t followed.
If whitening is not performed correctly you could experience uneven results or even risk injuring yourself. This is why it is important to consult with a qualified dentist before undertaking any whitening procedure.
If you have a big event such as a wedding and want to look your best, it is recommended you leave enough time before the big day.
Take-home whitening can take up to 2 weeks to achieve your desired results.
If you have left it too late, call us to discuss our “in-chair” options that can achieve results after a single appointment.
While some people claim to achieve results with whitening products they have purchased over the counter or online, everyones teeth are different. As previously discussed there are different causes of discolouration and some of these products may do more damage than good.
Dentists are trained to assess your teeth and gums and prescribe the best course of action.
If you would like to take the next step towards smiling again with confidence, call today to request an initial consult to see if whitening is right for you!