All of us want whiter, younger looking teeth and are probably aware of lots of whitening products/procedures available. What works or is the best?
The answer to that question can only be provided by your dental professional. Maybe your teeth is stained due to tea, coffee etc., and a professional clean will be sufficient. Or the dark line around the front teeth actually belongs to an old dental crown which needs replacing. There could be teeth which had root canal treatment in the past that needs to have an internal whitening procedure. After a comprehensive check-up our dentist will be able to discuss and provide you with the best method to whiten your teeth.
Before whitening it is important to make sure there are no cavities in your teeth, otherwise the whitening product can cause pain or extreme sensitivity. It is also important to keep your expectations realistic. Your teeth can only go so white, and different people will have different limits to their maximum potential whiteness.
At Caulfield South Dental Surgery, we offer either a take home whitening kit or an in-office whitening procedure. The latter also include a take home kit to maintain the result achieved on office. Teeth whitening is not permanent, but ow long the effect last will depend on the type of treatment you have and how well you look after your teeth afterwards. To maintain the results longer, you should avoid smoking, staining food and drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine.
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective procedure, most people will only experience some temporary sensitivity during or after it. To find out if you are a suitable candidate, contact us on (03) 95237530 for an appointment.