Over time, it is normal for teeth to become stained or discoloured from the aging process or from consuming certain foods and drinks. Teeth whitening is one of the most simple and popular cosmetic dental procedures that aims to restore the appearance of affected teeth, enhancing your confidence and self-esteem.
Some of the reasons people whiten their teeth:
There are two main ways to whiten your teeth; you can receive a professional treatment by a dentist, or do it at home with custom trays and a whitening kit.
Prior to commencing whitening treatment, we will thoroughly assess your teeth and gums to make sure it’s safe. We wouldn’t want the whitening agents going into any existing cavities in the teeth, which can cause discomfort or pain.
We also recommend a professional clean to remove any plaque, debris, and stains on your teeth if it hasn’t already been done recently. This is to help you get the most out of your whitening.
The best way to determine if teeth whitening is for you, is to have a thorough dental examination. This will determine the cause of discolouration but also highlight if there are any problem areas that whitening can exacerbate or make worse. After all, there may be an underlying dental problem that needs treatment rather than a course of teeth whitening.
Your dentist will also advise you of the best method and whitening product suited to you.
The duration of your whitening results is closely tied to your oral hygiene routine. By maintaining excellent at-home oral hygiene habits and scheduling regular professional cleanings, the results from your teeth whitening treatment will last longer!
Factors like your diet, age, smoking habits and certain medications can gradually affect the shade of your teeth. However, the good news is that you can easily maintain your bright smile with occasional whitening touch-ups at our clinic.
There are several benefits to getting your teeth professionally whitened, including:
The effectiveness of teeth whitening may vary from person to person. It is vital to consult with our dentists to determine the most suitable whitening method for your unique condition to ensure safe and optimal results.
Depending on the method you choose and the severity of the discolouration, the cost of teeth whitening can vary. For a precise cost estimate, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our dental professionals. During this visit, we’ll thoroughly evaluate your needs and provide a detailed breakdown of the expenses involved.
To make high-quality dental care accessible, we also provide flexible payment options. Feel free to reach out to our friendly dental team for further details.