A Gorgeous smile is always needed for your personal or professional life but sometimes it seems far when there are some stains on your teeth. You might feel like your teeth are too dark, too patchy with colours or you might not feel 100% confident to smile. To get rid of all of the stains and dark colour off your teeth, Teeth Whitening is one of the options.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure which results in the removal of all extrinsic stains leaving teeth lighter and brighter. There are variety of products which are made to remove these stains such as Carbamide or hydrogen peroxide.
There are many patients who complain about yellow and dark stains on their teeth and want to know the reason why. Many factors result in discolouration of your teeth from the outside such as:
Thus, people who used to have one of these habits or regularly consuming them have darker teeth. It is hard to avoid all food and drinks that can stain your teeth in life. Here at Gorgeous Smiles we offer a fantastic experience with your teeth whitening.
1.Teeth whitening toothpaste & strips:
These products are over the counter options in supermarkets or chemists. They are easy to use to whiten your teeth but not as effective as other options.
2.Tray based teeth whitening:
Also called home teeth whitening.
Home teeth whitening includes.
This procedure takes about two weeks. There are some benefits of home teeth whitening such as having the control of the process by yourself at home. On the other hand the material will touch your gum which is not good in a long term. Home teeth whitening can also cause acid erosion of your teeth if used excessively.
This is the best option if you want to have longer result from teeth whitening and you want the results quick. The procedure uses a similar gel as in home teeth whitening kit but with higher concentration (about 25-38% hydrogen peroxide) . In chair Teeth Whitening takes about two hours so it is a faster, easier and more effective .
Office whitening uses a gel that is going to be applied on your teeth by your dentist and as it is a stronger acid you shall not use it at home at all. The dentist is going to put a protecting mask on your gums to avoid sensitivity. Third step is using LED light which will shine over your teeth for about 60 minutes to help activate the Gel. Quick results are the main reason that many patients choose in chair teeth whitening . After the treatment you have to avoid smoking , drinking red wine, coffee and tea for about 48 hours.
Some patients prefer to have the teeth whitening done twice a year as they desire whiter teeth, some would have it done only once. The teeth whitening results last for 1-3 years depending on your dental structure, lifestyle and diet.
This treatment is able to be done in one appointment. If you have not had a Teeth scaling and cleaning done recently it is a good idea to have it done before teeth whitening. Removing plaque and tartar can definitely improve the results of whitening treatment.
Same as any treatment there are some risks associated with teeth whitening. Risks can be minimised with following your dental professional's instructions. Importantly, Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical which is used for your teeth to get whiter. It can have negative effects on your gums and teeth. Thus, for better safety it is good that the products only be used by dental professionals supervision. Specially if they have more than 6% of Hydrogen peroxide in them.
Although, there is nothing to be worried about. Most of the people have sensitive teeth during the treatment or for a day after but this is one of the common side effects of teeth whitening and will pass quickly.
Read more about our Teeth whitening in Melbourne at Gorgeous Smiles.