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Professional Teeth Whitening – What is the Best Option?

15/12/2020

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services, and when done properly it is remarkably effective at reducing any yellowing, staining or discolouring to reveal a bright white smile. If you want effective, safe and long-lasting results it is important to visit your dentist, who can perform laser teeth whitening or create custom trays for use at home. By maintaining realistic expectations and following your dentist’s instructions, you should be very happy with the results. Here are a few reasons why Sparkling Dental recommend opting for a professional teeth whitening treatment over off the shelf options.

 

Typical Results from Teeth Whitening – What to Expect

It is important to remember that teeth whitening is not a miracle treatment, and results will differ from person to person. Depending on the extent of discolouration/yellowing on your teeth, you can expect to achieve a naturally white appearance from professional teeth whitening.

If your teeth were particularly dark to begin with, they may still show some slight yellowing post-treatment. Professional teeth whitening aims to make teeth about two shades lighter, and it is very effective at removing stains caused by food, coffee, tobacco smoke and the natural ageing process. You should discuss your desires with your dentist prior to commencing treatment, as this will ensure you have realistic expectations of what can be achieved.

Dentist Vs Beauty Salon or Take-Home Whitening Kits

There is quite an array of teeth whitening options on the market today, whether it be take home kits, whitening toothpastes or teeth whitening services offered by local beauty salons. Whilst these may be convenient and cost-effective choices, they are not able to deliver the same results as dentist teeth whitening services.

As a registered dental practitioner, Sparkling Dental are best placed to deliver a tailored treatment to suit your needs and provide professional advice on cosmetic dentistry services. By scheduling a consultation with your dentist, you can gain peace of mind knowing that your teeth are healthy and that you are a candidate for either laser teeth whitening or custom fit whitening trays. You will have a clear idea of what to expect and will also be provided with helpful tips on how to maintain the appearance of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening – Risks

As with most treatments, teeth whitening has some inherent risks or side effects. Whilst they are generally minor, it is important to be aware of them. By opting to visit your dentist, you will be fully informed of any potential side effects, and the risks will be minimised as much as possible. For example, if you have tooth decay or gum disease it would be advisable to wait until these problems have been fixed prior to any cosmetic treatments taking place.

Teeth whitening makes use of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which are highly effective at removing stains. There are regulations applied to these products which limit their concentration, and by engaging your dentist you can rest assured that the products used are safe and will not cause any harmful effects. The custom whitening trays will also help to limit the risk of chemical spillage, which can cause mouth and throat irritation.

Teeth Whitening at Sparkling Dental – Book Today

Sparkling Dental are pleased to provide patients with quality Sydney teeth whitening services, helping restore confidence and reveal a beautiful white smile. To book an appointment, please call our Neutral Bay dentist on 02 9953 0088 today.