Investing in professional teeth whitening is an efficient way to get a brighter, whiter smile in a short period of time. Top Health Dental is pleased to offer our patients chair-assisted and take-home whitening treatments that produce results.
Why Consider Professional Teeth Whitening?
White teeth are associated with good health and attractiveness. They’re also associated with youth and for good reason: that’s because as we get older our teeth start to yellow naturally.
This yellowing is caused by the dentin inside the tooth enamel and that means that it doesn’t matter what surface treatments you try. They will not be able to bleach the yellow colour unless they can penetrate the tooth enamel. In order to be able to do this, teeth whitening treatments contain a bleaching agent like hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen carbamide.
What About My Whitening Toothpaste?
If you’ve been underwhelmed by the performance of your whitening toothpaste, it’s important to remember that the abrasive substances in whitening toothpaste can only really be effective on surface stains.
Surface stains are typically those caused by the food and beverages you consume, that you constantly expose your teeth to like tea, coffee and cola. These surface stains can enhance the natural yellowing of your teeth. Regular professional dental cleaning is likely to remove most of these stains.
What Can You Expect From Professional Teeth Whitening?
You must have a dental check up and clean before any whitening treatment. This is because the whitening gel contains a bleaching agent that cannot be used on any cavities. Any signs of decay must first be treated before you move forward with whitening.
Once your dentist is satisfied that your mouth is in good dental health you can chat about your whitening options. Top health dental is pleased to offer the Pola professional teeth whitening system which can make your teeth up to eight shades brighter.
One of the biggest benefits of having chair-assisted whitening is that your dentist can help you to achieve your desired shade of white in time for a special event or within a certain time frame.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Take-home whitening kits are becoming increasingly popular for their convenience. Even though chair-assisted whitening treatments can be done in just over an hour, not everyone has the time to spare.
Pola’s take-home system can make your teeth up to six times whiter with just three applications.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
While it is possible to extend the whiteness of your new smile with top up treatments, your newly bleached teeth will not stay that way forever. Of course, what you expose your teeth to will affect their surface colour so cutting back on caffeinated beverages and colas, and quitting tobacco products can really slow down the rate at which they discolour.
You can discuss how long your whitening will last with your dentist when you choose your desired share of white. Your dentist may also recommend a complementary whitening toothpaste or top ups at certain intervals to get the most from your treatment.
How Much Does Professional Teeth Whitening Cost?
As whitening treatments have improved and the market has become more competitive so the price of teeth whitening has become more affordable. Your dentist will advise you on the number of sessions you need to achieve your desired shade of white, and calculate your price based on whether your teeth whitening is in-chair or take-home.
Healthy white teeth give us a reason to feel good about ourselves, and more confident about the fact we put forward. To find out more about the teeth whitening procedure and what you can expect please contact our friendly team: (02) 8776 3232.