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How Can Teeth Whitening Give You A Whiter Smile?

by | Dec 28, 2017 | Teeth Whitening | 8 comments

Whiter Smile

We all want better looking teeth but as we age our teeth lose their pearly whiteness naturally. Professional teeth whitening in Australia offers different ways to brighten your teeth: from high-tech DIY whitening kits, to in-chair dental whitening services that take a little longer but that produce a more beautiful smile.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Each of your teeth has a hard outer layer called enamel, and an inner layer called dentin. Whenever you eat, drink or smoke, a layer or pellicle film forms over the enamel of your teeth.

If it is not removed, the pellicle layer will penetrate to the enamel of your teeth because it is porous, and cause deeper cosmetic staining and discolouration.

Teeth Whitening Explained

If you’d like something to smile about: teeth whitening may brighten your pearly whites by between five and seven shades difference. Most Australian whitening systems include hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which can remove surface and deep stains from teeth. These chemicals penetrate the surface enamel of the teeth, which is porous, and which breaks down the discoloured molecules.

In-Chair Teeth Whitening

In-chair teeth whitening services begin with a cleaning and gum inspection. Your teeth will be cleaned with an abrasive tool and be coated with a hydrogen peroxide gel with a concentration of between 15 and 35%. The whitening system will be activated with a blue light or laser.

In-chair dental whitening is popular with people who work, because and it produces good results, and they can pop out of the office at lunchtime today and be back by the end of the break.

An in-chair whitening procedure can make your teeth significantly lighter in just one session but of course, over time and exposure to certain substances, it’s likely your teeth will discolour again.

Brighten Your Teeth With At-Home Whitening

You can wear a mouthpiece or tray that you can use for whitening your teeth at home. The mouthpiece will be a perfect fit for your mouth and the system can be worn overnight or for a few hours a day. It can be used as an alternative to in-chair whitening treatments or as an add-on to be worn so your teeth don’t discolour quickly.

Thanks to Australia’s advanced dentistry and technology most at-home whitening takes one to two weeks but this is not guaranteed. You may need to wear your personal whitening system for up to six weeks depending on what you are happy with.

Teeth Whitening Kits

Tooth whitening kits, toothpastes and strips make use of abrasive substances like charcoal to whiten your smile and give you that natural glow.

These types of products are available if you shop around: through online deals, from Amazon, eBay and from your local brick and mortar cosmetic shop in Burwood.

Over-the-counter whitening kits range in price, and cost from around $10 to more than $50 but will not produce the same white smile as in-chair whitening. Deeper marks in your teeth are unlikely to be removed by whitening kits.

A professional teeth cleaning employs a combination of abrasive chemical products and physical polishing to achieve a brighter, whiter surface that will make you feel confident about your natural smile and the opalescence of your teeth.

Does Teeth Whitening Toothpaste Damage Teeth?

If you do use an at-home whitening kit you should have your teeth cleaned professionally first and ensure any cavities have been filled. Not all products provide their ingredients or their concentrations so it is possible you could experience sensitivity. Check the product reviews left by other customers before buying whitening toothpastes online and discuss the reviews and potential risks with your dentist.

Call us to book your teeth whitening treatment in New South Wales today : 02 9051 0600 .

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8 Comments

  1. Stephanie Brake

    There are many products out there that claim to make your teeth pearly whites and I think I’ve tried all of ’em to get it at a much cheaper price. But after all the whitening toothpaste, kits, to strips, I still have trouble getting all of my teeth white. When I chanced upon this article I realized a trip to the dentist might do the trick. I mean my hopes aren’t that high but it definitely beats spending tons of money on kits that don’t work and countless white strips.

    Reply
  2. Stephanie Brake

    There are many products out there that claim to make your teeth pearly whites and I think I’ve tried all of ’em to get it at a much cheaper price. But after all the whitening toothpaste, kits, to strips, I still have trouble getting all of my teeth white. When I chanced upon this article I realized a trip to the dentist might do the trick. I mean my hopes aren’t that high but it definitely beats spending tons of money on kits that don’t work and countless white strips.

    Reply
  3. Scarlett Squire

    I smoked for more than 20 years and quit just a couple of months back. Now I see some very dark stains around the edges of my teeth and realized how they have become really yellow.
    As a busy mother of 4, finding time to whiten my teeth gets pushed to almost last. It wasn’t until I saw this write up and learned about the ease of in-chair teeth whitening. I had a bad experience with at-home teeth whitening in the past but the in-chair seems to be simple, quick and easy. Had I known it sooner I could’ve saved myself the time and trouble. This post has been very useful. Thank you for helping me!

    Reply
  4. Scarlett Squire

    I smoked for more than 20 years and quit just a couple of months back. Now I see some very dark stains around the edges of my teeth and realized how they have become really yellow.
    As a busy mother of 4, finding time to whiten my teeth gets pushed to almost last. It wasn’t until I saw this write up and learned about the ease of in-chair teeth whitening. I had a bad experience with at-home teeth whitening in the past but the in-chair seems to be simple, quick and easy. Had I known it sooner I could’ve saved myself the time and trouble. This post has been very useful. Thank you for helping me!

    Reply
  5. Ryan Schaaf

    Now that’s a lot of information. I thought I knew how cosmetic tooth-whitening works, they smear goo on your teeth, shine some sort of laser at it, and voila! You walk away with the equally perfect smile of a top hollywood star. I think over-the-counter whitening kits are ridiculously cheap too so I might just as well turn to an actual cosmetic dentist than risking a toothless smile from a DIY attempt. Many thanks for sharing. You have made a good summary!

    Reply
  6. Ryan Schaaf

    Now that’s a lot of information. I thought I knew how cosmetic tooth-whitening works, they smear goo on your teeth, shine some sort of laser at it, and voila! You walk away with the equally perfect smile of a top hollywood star. I think over-the-counter whitening kits are ridiculously cheap too so I might just as well turn to an actual cosmetic dentist than risking a toothless smile from a DIY attempt. Many thanks for sharing. You have made a good summary!

    Reply
  7. Audrey Suffolk

    Great info! Health trends like teeth whitening, give you less time to consider the facts that determine their effectiveness and safety. Good thing this article is here to assist in giving a rundown on the different types of teeth whitening methods that can be used. And, after going thru all of it, I definitely think teeth whitening are completely safe when done under the supervision of a professional. It makes sense because they’re experts so they know better.

    Reply
  8. Audrey Suffolk

    Great info! Health trends like teeth whitening, give you less time to consider the facts that determine their effectiveness and safety. Good thing this article is here to assist in giving a rundown on the different types of teeth whitening methods that can be used. And, after going thru all of it, I definitely think teeth whitening are completely safe when done under the supervision of a professional. It makes sense because they’re experts so they know better.

    Reply

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