Professional Teeth Whitening, Sydney
A brighter, whiter smile is easier than ever to achieve. A wide range of home teeth whitening kits, treatments and remedies are available for just about everyone to use. Professional teeth whitening solutions are also available from most types of dental practices in Sydney.
It is, however, important to note that it is highly recommended to opt for a professional treatment rather than using a home kit. You should also be aware that not all people are viable for teeth whitening whether you are using a home kit or opt for a professional treatment.
- Individuals with cracked, broken or damaged teeth are not viable candidates. The treatment can result in extreme pain and discomfort.
- People with crowns, veneers or dental implants are not ideal candidates. These artificial materials will not whiten the same way the teeth do result in an uneven tone across all the teeth. In fact, some discolouration may occur. However, these can be replaced with lighter shades should you really want a whiter smile.
- Those who suffer from tooth sensitivity may also want to avoid teeth whitening treatments as it could result in extreme pain.
- Patients with other oral health conditions such as gum disease or cavities may also not be considered to be good candidates until the issue is resolved.
- The treatment is not recommended for children or teenagers under the age of 18 years. At this age, teeth whitening should not be necessary.
It is best to consult with your dentist in order to determine whether you are a good candidate for teeth whitening.
It is also recommended to have your teeth professionally cleaned before using a whitening treatment solution. Plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth can be problematic to ensure that the whitening treatment results in an even tone across each tooth. An oral hygienist will be able to provide the necessary cleaning and determine whether you are ready for teeth whitening.
It is also a good idea to consult with a dentist or teeth whitening expert if you have any discolouration on one or more teeth. In these cases, teeth whitening treatments can be used directly on the discoloured portion to restore a more even tone. However, in other cases, this may not be a solution and will result in the discolouration simply becoming more prominent as the other teeth appear whiter.
You can find out from your dentist what the best solution is to first treat stains and tooth discolouration before having a whitening treatment.
Patients should be aware that although professional teeth whitening will deliver instant results, a number of sessions may be required to achieve the level of whiteness required. Tooth whitening home kits are often less effective and repeat treatments will be necessary to achieve the optimal results.
Repeat sessions are especially important where teeth are stained and/or discoloured for any reason whatsoever. Ask your dentist about the amount of treatments that you will require and how often you can have a treatment.
Teeth whitening will not last forever and even once you have reached your optimal level of whiteness, you may need to go for a follow-up session every few years in order to maintain the same tone. Avoiding certain foods and beverages can assist in keeping your teeth whiter for longer. For example, stay away from coffee, tea, red wine, berries and other foods that can stain your teeth.
Your dentist should provide you with some aftercare instructions once the teeth whitening treatment has been completed. Remember that there is simply not substitute for a good oral hygiene routine that includes brushing, flossing and mouthwash at least once a day but preferably after every meal.
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