Are you tired of the colour of your teeth? Are they stained? Dull? Yellow? Don’t worry, you’re not alone and we are here to help! If your pearly whites have lost their lustre in recent years, don’t despair – there are a number of ways you can solve the problem.
Teeth Whitening is a specific treatment for those with stained or discoloured teeth. As the name suggests, it is the process of improving the colour of your teeth. Teeth can become stained or discoloured for multiple reasons. The most common cause is dietary habits; your teeth will be discoloured if over time you drink large amounts of caffeine, sugary drinks, red wine or tea, or if you smoke or take certain medicines.
The effectiveness of treatment varies. Your DB Dental dentist will examine your teeth to determine if teeth whitening will be a suitable and effective option for you. There are two main options for teeth whitening: at home, or at the dental practice. Having your teeth whitened at the dental practice involves a one hour treatment in the dental chair.
Your DB Dental dentist will use a whitening solution with or without a bright light to improve the shade of your teeth. This method usually involves a strong chemical bleaching agent, so it is important to receive treatment from a qualified dentist.
Alternatively, your DB Dental dentist will prepare a take-home whitening kit of clear custom trays and whitening gel. DB Dental recommend their new Boutique Whitening system, a safe effective way to enhance your smile. Using the highest quality whitening gel, manufactured in the USA, you can be assured of fantastic results and a brighter, whiter, smile.
Make sure to discuss treatment in detail with your DB Dental dentist so you will have realistic expectations of the outcome. Any large fillings in your front teeth may need to be replaced after the whitening process as fillings do not change colour, but your teeth do which leads to a mismatch in colour. Once your teeth have been whitened satisfactorily, lifestyle changes such as drinking less caffeine, red wine, and tea, and stopping smoking, can help keep your smile clean and white.