How to Find Out if You are a Candidate for Professional Teeth Whitening?
You should see your dentist before deciding whether to receive a professional whitening treatment. Your dentist examines your teeth to ensure they are healthy and suitable for the treatment. They can consider other factors before recommending treatment for whiter teeth:
Assess existing dental restorations
Your dentist will ask if you have had other dental restoration work, such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or fillings. These do not whiten with standard whitening treatments. Whitening your teeth with dental restorations may result in uneven colour changes even if you use a home-based teeth-whitening treatment. Dentists usually recommend teeth whitening to their patients before they receive dental restorations. This ensures the colour of the restorations matches the colour of your teeth.
Additionally, they can examine your teeth to check for any extrinsic stains that appear yellow or brown. You can get these stains from drinking coffee and tea, eating berries, or smoking.
If you have intrinsic stains and want whiter teeth, you may need new crowns or veneers because these permanent stains may not respond to teeth whitening treatment. Intrinsic staining can be caused by overexposure to fluoride, an oral injury, deep amalgam fillings and some medications.
Assess your oral health
Your dentist also checks for other oral health concerns that must be addressed before you can proceed with your treatment. For example, if you have gum disease, they will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your condition. Whitening your teeth may be possible in the future if your gums become healthier.
How to Make Your Teeth White?
Once the dentist determines you are a candidate for teeth whitening, they can explain the available teeth whitening treatment options.
Pola Office in-chair whitening
Our Pola Teeth Whitening System can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in just one visit. Pola Teeth Whitening uses a proprietary red hydrogen peroxide gel that is non-acidic and will not harm your tooth enamel. A laser activates the red bleaching gel.
The laser emits green light, which reaches the light-absorbing particles within the tooth. The particles break down into tiny ones that reflect light, making the teeth seem brighter. Pola Teeth Whitening takes about one hour to complete, but the results are visible immediately with brighter and whiter teeth.
At-home teeth whitening kit
We can also recommend our teeth whitening kit for minor discolouration. You will get a custom-fitted mouth tray to keep the bleaching agent on your teeth and receive instructions from your dentist on filling the tray with peroxide gel.
Your dentist recommends the amount of time to place a custom-fitted tray in your mouth for the treatment.
Then, remove the tray and rinse to remove the peroxide gel from your teeth. You can repeat this process every day until you achieve the right shade of white.
Why You Should Visit the Dentist for Professional Teeth Whitening?
According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), social media influences a younger generation to seek at-home teeth whitening treatments bought from pharmacies and online. In some cases, the ADA reported people suffering chemical burns and ulcers after using celebrity-endorsed teeth whitening products promoted on social media.
Online retail and consumer websites ship tooth whitening solutions with whitening chemical concentrations exceeding regulatory limits in Australia. Some manufacturers claim they use all-natural teeth whitening solutions but use chemicals such as sodium chlorite. Taking huge amounts of sodium chlorite can lead to various symptoms, from nausea to skin burns.
The ADA has issued guidelines stating that dental practitioners should only use and provide high concentration solutions for teeth whitening for in-chair and at-home usage for patients. Because of our dentists’ extensive oral health training and expertise under ADA guidelines, they can use teeth whitening products unavailable online. With the guidance of our dentists, you will get whiter teeth in a professional environment.
Get Whiter Teeth With Available Dental Care
Available Dental in Campbelltown can help you find out more about how to make your teeth white. We also offer a range of dental services to help you and your family maintain a healthy smile. You can schedule an appointment online or call us on (02) 4062 8763 for teeth whitening services.
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