Teeth Whitening Products Are Advancing Rapidly
Having whiter teeth makes you look younger instantly – and there’s a reason for that. Whiter teeth are associated with youth because dentin always starts off being white, and slowly becomes more yellow as we age.
Thanks to advances in whitening technology it is possible to achieve a whiter smile in a safe and effective way.
Always Check With Your Dentist
If you’ve been wondering why teeth whitening gels and kits from the pharmacy aren’t working, it’s probably because they aren’t strong enough. In order to get to the dentin inside your teeth, where the intrinsic staining is happening, you need a bleaching agent that can penetrate teeth enamel.
In Australia, only dental and medical practitioners are allowed to dispense teeth whitening products that contain more than 6% of hydrogen peroxide.
You can expect to get your best, most rapid whitening results using teeth whitening products that are supplied by your dentist.
At Woonona we make use of the Philips Zoom whitening system, which could brighten your smile by up to eight shades in just one session.
Exceptional Teeth Whitening Products Protect As They Bleach
Because there is a risk of doing damage to your tooth enamel when you whiten, it’s vital to use brands that protect and remineralise while they remove discolouration.
Don’t Neglect Your Dental Health
Before you go ahead with any teeth whitening kit or treatment, it’s essential that your dentist approves it. You really should have a dental check-up to ensure that your enamel is strong and healthy and that your mouth is free of gum disease and decay.
When you look at your smile critically, you might be fixing on the whiteness of your teeth, but your dentist will be able to see what’s happening in the back of your mouth, and places that are less visible. Your dentist will also perform a dental clean to remove tartar and plaque build-up, for a more even result after whitening.
How teeth whitening works in the chair
First, your dentist will ensure your soft tissue is protected, before painting the bleaching agent onto the surface of your teeth. Your dentist will activate the bleaching gel with a blue light or laser and then leave the teeth whitening gel on for about 15 minutes. The gel is wiped off and the process is repeated another two to three times.
How teeth whitening works at home
Your dentist will create custom mouth trays for you, which ensure your gums and lips are protected. You will be given some bleaching agent to dispense into the trays, and wear them for a few hours a day or overnight. Do not exceed the wear time recommended by your dentist.
Do you have questions about teeth whitening? It’s time to speak to a professional. Please contact us for a convenient appointment: (02) 4210 9078.