Do you know that the best way to keep a healthy white smile is to maintain good oral health?
What is teeth whitening?
Over time all teeth eventually change from their original whiter appearance to varying degrees of a more yellow colour. Whitening is the process of restoring a more favourable colour using a specialized whitening solution and process. Restoring tooth colour is purely cosmetic and does not impact function.
Not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. If your teeth and gums are not in a healthy condition before you whiten, the procedure may cause more damage. Even if there is nothing wrong with your teeth there may be other reasons why whitening won’t work.
How do I know if I can have my teeth whitened?
The safest way to work out if your teeth are suitable for whitening is to see our dentists or oral health therapist/ hygienist. We check for things like enamel thickness, receding gums, existing sensitivity, existing tooth decay, existing restorations (e.g. fillings, crowns and veneers), any other oral diseases or conditions. We also assess the cause of discolouration, (e.g. diet, ageing etc.) and whether this is on the surface or inside the teeth. During an examination, we will determine if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. Whitening results can be disappointing if your teeth have not been properly assessed for suitability.
There are two options for teeth whitening. Either the whitening process is done in the dental chair at the practice or taken home in a whitening kit. We offer the convenience of take home whitening. An ultra thin clear bleaching tray is custom-made to fit over your teeth perfectly. The tray can be worn during the day or at night depending on the specification of the whitening gel.
We are now offering a FREE Smile Evaluation, which includes a consultation with a dental professional and a shade test. If you decide to go ahead with the whitening, you will also receive a $100.00 credit for the whitening procedure. Now, that’s another reason to smile!