If you spend a lot of time on social media or watching your favourite shows on television, you’re likely to question one thing in particular when it comes to celebrities and influencers … how on earth do they get their teeth to look so white?
The answer is simple – teeth whitening – and at Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we provide teeth whitening to people from a variety of ages and backgrounds.
People get professional teeth whitening for a range of reasons, including:
- Reliable results
- Increases self esteem
- Works fast
- Shifts focus of your face away from wrinkles
- It’s affordable
- Helps you smile more
- Makes you seem more approachable
- Doesn’t damage your teeth
- More effective than home based beauty bars or commercial beauty salons as the concentrate of active ingredient used by a dental professional is only available to dental practitioners
Teeth whitening is perfect if you’re self conscious about the colour of your teeth and want to give yourself a boost. It’s also affordable and the results could change your outlook on life. More confidence brings greater success.
What You Need To Know
There are many options available when it comes to teeth whitening, but not every option is suitable for everyone. If you’re after professional teeth whitening, the following will help you to make an informed choice.
There is a range of teeth whitening treatments that you can use, both with the assistance of your dentist and without.
At the dentist, your tooth whitening experience generally includes products that have a high percentage of hydrogen peroxide. Why? Because it works faster than other options. This is applied to your teeth and active ingredients are created through the use of heat, LED light and laser.
One of the most popular technologies used with dentists is Zoom, which uses whitening gels that can provide visible changes within just one 45 minute session. Zoom teeth whitening is where a special lamp is used in combination with the hydrogen peroxide-based Zoom whitening gel. If you opt for our in-office option we will also provide you with some custom made whitening trays to take home along with some touch up gel so if in the future you feel like the colour is starting to fade a little you can give it a little boost for 30 mins each night for 1-2 days.
If you’re after a home whitening kit, we can provide you with a kit that consists of a custom made whitening tray and the whitening agent and one of our dentists will advise you on the correct method for you to use at home.
If you have very sensitive teeth, there are methods we can use to prevent sensitivity. We encourage you to discuss this with the dentist for a tailored approach.
Keep in mind that the Australian Dental Association recommends you choose a professional teeth whitening service over DIY at home to ensure you are adequately protected from the active ingredients.
The process of whitening teeth can sometimes cause patients to experience some temporary sensitivity, however we have adapted methods to prevent this as best as possible and our dentists will discuss these options with you at your initial appointment.
The Whitening process makes teeth more receptible to stains. As such, you should also avoid certain foods and drinks such as red wine, curries, coffee, black tea, colour rich foods and tobacco for around a week after treatment.
In the first 48 hours after treatment, stick to plain coloured food, such as chicken, fish, rice, cauliflower, potato, bread, plain yoghurt, bananas and pasta.
The cost of teeth whitening varies depending on the preferred treatment method. If you choose to take a home teeth whitening kit, you’ll find that it’s much more affordable than in-chair bleaching performed by the dentist.
At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we provide payment options for a number of our services, including our teeth whitening in Sydney, so be sure to ask.
If you want to find out more about teeth whitening and to discuss your options, the team at Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic in can assist. Get in touch to book an appointment and we’ll be able to provide you with the right advice.