Are you considering teeth whitening but overwhelmed by the numerous questions and uncertainties surrounding the process? From safety concerns during pregnancy to selecting the ideal whitening gel, there are many factors to consider.
This comprehensive guide is here to answer all of your burning questions and help you make an informed decision. Get ready to embark on the journey towards a brighter, more radiant smile with confidence!
- Top 3 Questions asked about Teeth Whitening :
Can I whiten my teeth while pregnant/breastfeeding?
Tooth whitening is contraindicated during pregnancy/breastfeeding. Teeth whitening is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Can you use a mouthguard for teeth whitening?
Tooth whitening at home is a great method as it can be gentler and cause less sensitivity then in chair whitening – you also gain a sense of control over the colour and can stop whitening when you like the results you have achieved. A custom made whitening tray will help you achieve the best results, as it will fit perfectly, ensuring that the whitening gel is distributed evenly and in contact with all of your teeth – meaning each tooth will change colour evenly without splotches or missed teeth.
When making these trays we build a small pocket of space for the gel to sit against the teeth. A sports mouthguard won’t have this space, so gel won’t be distributed evenly. The same for generic trays – the gel will slump or worse, touch your gums and cause painful chemical burns. A custom made mouthguard is far superior.
What whitening gel product should I use?
It’s important to choose the right whitening gel that’s safe for your teeth and gums. These are powerful chemicals which you may accidentally ingest as they are in your mouth for some time, so they need to be safe and of the correct concentrations/formulations to get results quickly without causing chemical burns to your gums, mouth, palate or throat. There are many products on the market, and not all of them are created equal. Our team at Grange Family Dental can recommend safe and effective whitening gels that are specifically designed to work with your custom-fitted mouthguard, and are approved for use to Australian safety standards. As dental professionals we are qualified to prescribe gels with the highest safe concentrations of active ingredients, above what lay people like beauticians or online stores can legally sell.
As we are registered health practitioners you can have peace of mind that we are operating to our own high personal standards, as well as Australian safety standards. Plus, we have all the latest technology to help you achieve the brightest, most dazzling smile possible.