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Teeth Whitening in Brisbane
Teeth whitening can help to ease teeth yellowing or staining to achieve a bright, white smile. In order to achieve cosmetic teeth whitening in the safest and most effective way possible, you should make sure to enlist the help of a professional. Grange Family Dental offers a professional and affordable teeth whitening service, suitable for anybody that wants to brighten their smile.
Teeth whitening refers to the process where intrinsic stains (stains embedded inside the teeth) are removed from the teeth via teeth bleaching/teeth whitening gels, resulting in a whiter appearance of the teeth afterwards.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that is popular with people who want to improve the colour of their smile. While yellowing and discolouration is normal, you can use teeth whitening to slow the process and restore your bright white smile.
All types of teeth whitening require a medium (whitening gel), with the two most common types of teeth whitening gels being Carbamide Peroxide and Hydrogen Peroxide. These gels can be found in various concentrations, and can be applied to the teeth by wearing a “bleaching tray”. A bleaching tray is a thin, custom-made mouth guard worn by the patient for around 30-45min per night. After 3-4 applications, patients should notice a visibly brighter smile. These directions are based on products currently used by Grange Family Dental.
Teeth whitening treatments are not permanent. The amount of time your teeth will remain white after treatment depends on the type of treatment you have and how well you look after your teeth following your treatment.
Generally, teeth whitening can last from anywhere between six months to two years. If you avoid teeth-staining foods and beverages such as tea and coffee your results are likely to last longer.
Teeth whitening is considered a safe practice as they have been refined and improved over the years. While bleaching your teeth are safe some people may experience some side effects from the treatment including teeth sensitivity or irritated gums. It is important to speak to your dental practitioner if you experience any of these side effects from teeth whitening.
Tooth discolouration can occur for several reasons and the best way to get a proper diagnosis is to visit your dental practitioner. With the help of your dentist, you can learn what is discolouring your teeth and whether a whitening treatment is the best solution for you. It is important to know that teeth whitening treatments will not work the same for all types of stains and/or discolouration.
Why You Should opt for Dental Teeth Whitening
Dental teeth whitening ensures that you are following the lead of an expert when bleaching your teeth. Your dentist can formulate a plan, provide recommendations and do progress checks on how your teeth whitening is proceeding. Read more about teeth whitening on our blog!
Teeth Whitening Contra-indications and Risks:
The most common contra-indication for whitening is sensitive teeth. As the process usually involves using a strong chemical, it has the potential to exacerbate existing sensitivity or even to initiate one. Therefore, we would always recommend the use of anti-sensitive dental products 1 week before and 2 weeks after the whitening process.
Another potential contra-indication of teeth whitening is strong colours appearing from dietary or social habits. Things like red wine, coffee or smoking will cause the whitening result to vary and sometimes it can even result in teeth that are darker than before. Therefore, please speak to your dentist before starting whitening at home.