Teeth whitening is best for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth and gums.
While teeth are not, perfectly white by nature, most people feel that they could improve their smile with brighter, whiter teeth.
It is unavoidable that our teeth darken and yellow with age, and as a result of consuming certain foods and beverages, but there are various ways to safely remove the yellowing, leaving a whiter, more radiant smile.
Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to lighten the existing colour by several shades.
Causes of Teeth Discolouration
Extrinsic discolouration occurs when foods, beverages, or smoking habits stain your teeth.
The following can contribute to this type of discolouration:
- red wine
- foods with dyes
- tobacco products
Intrinsic discolouration is from within the tooth.
You may have intrinsic discolouration because of:
- medication use
- childhood illness
- tooth trauma
Teeth Whitening Procedure
If you want to have whiter teeth, you’ll need to make several visits to the dental surgery over a couple of months.
During this procedure, a whitening product is painted on your teeth, and then a light is shone on them to activate the whitening agent. In-chair whitening normally takes about an hour.
Your Cheltenham dentist will take impressions of your teeth to make a mould and instruct you how to use it with the teeth whitening gel.
Using your mouthguard, apply the gel for a specific period of time for over 2 to 4 weeks.
Some teeth whitening gels can be soaked on the teeth for up to 8 hours each time, which shortens the treatment time to 1 week.
Teeth Whitening in Cheltenham
If you’re looking for a change that delivers results fast, long-lasting results to your natural teeth in a safe and controlled environment, teeth whitening may be for you.
We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.
Teeth Whitening Before and After
Frequently Asked Questions
Is teeth whitening safe?
Why would I need my teeth whitened?
Everyone is different, and just as our hair and skin colour are different from each other, so do our teeth.
Very few people are born with naturally white teeth, and our teeth can also become more discoloured as we grow older.