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 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 .