What is Teeth Whitening?
In short, teeth whitening is a cosmetic type of treatment that enhances the aesthetics and looks of your teeth.
Why Would I Need Teeth Whitening?
If your unhappy with the colour of your teeth, then teeth whitening is a great treatment that can quickly improve the looks of your smile. If you haven’t had a scale & polish (hygiene visit) in a while, it is advisable to have prior to whitening your teeth to get the best results.
We find that whitening is a popular treatment for both young (18+) and old patients. Our lifestyles can have an impact on the colour of our teeth quite significantly. If you like to drink a lot of black coffee, red wine, teas etc, overtime it can lead to discolouration of our teeth.
B1 is the brightest shade that can be achieved (case dependent) through professional teeth whitening. This is extremely white –“ Hollywood smile”. It’s worth noting, the brighter you do go, the more maintenance work there will be to maintain that level of whitening, so it is worth considering which shade will best fit into your lifestyle.
In the first instance we would see you at a dental assessment to check your teeth are all healthy before commencing the whitening. We would also discuss what is possible and what your expectations are so we can give you the smile you want/deserve.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is all about enhancing the looks of your teeth. It doesn’t form part of the essential treatments that are needed to achieve dental health, so it really is up to the individual if they want to take their smile to the next (cosmetic) level.
Other Suitable Options
If something is not quite right with your smile and you do want to make a cosmetic enhancement. There are many different treatments that can make an improvement (depending on your needs).
Dental veneers – veneers are effectively like false fingers nails but for your teeth. They can be fabricated to look like a perfect tooth, with the perfect shade. They can be made from a composite/porcelain material and does require tooth preparation (shaving the tooth) to fit them.
Dental crowns – if a tooth has broken down and needs repairing. A crown can be used to cover the top of the tooth. It can be made to match the colour of the rest of the teeth for a nice natural finish. Teeth whitening can be carried out prior to the crown being made so you have the nice finish of a white smile.
When it comes to cosmetically enhancing your smile, multiple treatments can be used in combination to give you the results you want. Call us today to book your dental assessment.
Book Your Dental Assessment
The dental assessment is an important appointment where we can check what is possible and discuss with your needs and dental goals. It’s a great place to start your journey to a white smile. Call us today to book your dental assessment!