Ever Wonder How Teeth Whitening Works

Your teeth might lose their lustre after some time due to food, drinks or smoking and this is why so many people are interested in Teeth Whitening!

Why teeth get yellow?

As a natural part of aging, your teeth can become yellow and it is as normal as your hair going gravy over time. Upon aging our enamel starts to thin due to everyday wear and tear. This will cause the layer beneath the enamel which is called dentin to show, and thus teeth look yellower. There are other factors that can cause teeth to appear yellow:

  • Food and Drink
  • Tobacco
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • some medication
  • Trauma to teeth

The best thing you can do to prevent teeth yellowness is to change some aspect of your lifestyle. Do not use tobacco in any form. Monitor the intake of certain beverages such as such as wine, coffee, tea, soda, etc. Consume acidic food and drinks in moderation. Have the best oral hygiene at home and get your teeth frequently cleaned at the dentist.

The Way You Whiten Your Teeth Depends on the type of Stain

There are two type of stain that can affect your teeth, the outside stains or “Extrinsic” are the ones caused by the factors mentioned above. The inside teeth structure stains or “Intrinsic” are the factors darken the teeth from the inside.

You can remove extrinsic stains by using a whitening toothpaste. These toothpastes have certain kinds of abrasives and chemicals that will remove some stains on your teeth. Although these toothpastes can be rough on tooth enamel and you need to make sure to read the instructions as some of them can only be used temporarily.

You cannot remove intrinsic stains by whitening toothpastes and you need to use bleaching to break down the stains chemically. At Gorgeous Smiles, we use hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to remove the stains on your teeth effectively. These chemicals can break the stains into smaller pieces, the less concentrated they are the less yellow they will show.

At Gorgeous Smiles, we offer Philips Zoom teeth whitening to effectively whiten your teeth up to 8 shades. Zoom is the most popular brand of teeth whitening and it causes the least sensitivity due to our experience. In office whitening is safest option as we will protect all the soft tissues in your mouth so the high percentage of acid can only whiten your teeth but won’t touch your gum or cheeks.

At our practice, we offer in-office whitening that will get you the white smile you’ve been dreaming of in half the time or less than other whitening options. We will also carefully monitor the whole process to ensure its safety and efficacy.

Wanna know Teeth Whitening or Ceramic Veneers? Read more about it HERE.

Or, if you’re looking to use a tray-based whitening system, we can customize your mouthpiece to exactly fit your teeth! This will protect the soft tissues of your mouth, especially your gums, as well as ensure maximum contact between your teeth and the whitening solution.Remember after Teeth Whitening you still need to follow a very good Oral Hygiene Instruction. Read more about Oral Hygiene HERE.

Either way, we’d love to see you, whether that’s for a cleaning, checkup, or whitening treatment!

**The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified dentists in Melbourne CBD with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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