Your pearly whites have most likely yellowed a few shades over the years due to the staining by the food and drinks you consume, and also the natural aging process. While you may be tempted to go the easy route and get some over-the-counter whitening products, you must understand that there are significant benefits for patients in getting a professional teeth whitening done at our well-equipped Launceston based dental clinic.
Over-the-counter whitening products may temporarily whiten your smile by removing surface stains, but the yellow tint underneath may still shine through. For long-lasting whiteness, you need a professional touch.
Your teeth can naturally turn yellow with age. The protective outer layer of the teeth called enamel can wear away over time. The inner layer called dentin is much darker than enamel, and it may become visible through the enamel. There are also other lifestyle reasons for yellowing of teeth such as consuming stain-causing drinks such as coffee, red wine, tea, and cola. Smoking also deposits tough nicotine stains on the surface of the teeth.
Whether you need to whiten your smile by just one or two shades or you want an all-out bright celebrity smile, it is all up to you. The dentist will make an initial assessment of whether your teeth can achieve the level of whiteness that you are looking for.
Before performing any teeth whitening procedure, our dentist will first start with a thorough examination of the teeth to determine what exactly has caused the staining. Is it because of the stains from food and drinks such as coffee, wine etc. or are they more stubborn and intrinsic? Intrinsic stains are difficult to remove because the yellowness comes from inside your teeth. In this case, veneers may be another option that you might want to consider to achieve the whiteness you desire.
The initial examination may reveal dental problems which we will first address before the teeth whitening treatment starts. If your gums are sensitive and inflamed, you will need to get that sorted first before the procedure.
Since dark teeth may also be caused by untreated tooth decay or problems with the root canal system of the teeth, it is important that we do a thorough examination first to ensure that the mouth is healthy before undertaking any teeth whitening procedures.
We can even fit you with a take home bleaching kit so you can whiten your teeth at your own lesuire.
Our team at Pickup Bagshaw Dental have been providing safe and long lasting teeth whitening services to our patients for several years now. To find out whether you are a good candidate for teeth whitening and to discuss treatment options, schedule an appointment with our dentists today. Our friendly team will set up an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. You can also easily book an appointment online.
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