Teeth Whitening Gold Coast
Teeth whitening is the process of bleaching or lightening teeth in an attempt to remove the presence of stains and discoloration. The teeth whitening process is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures amongst today’s society as it can greatly improve the appearance of your smile. The process of teeth whitening generally involves the use of hydrogen peroxide, which is used to bleach teeth.
What is teeth whitening used for?
Teeth whitening is used to improve the appearance of yellow or stained teeth. The outer layer of the tooth, known as enamel, picks up stains as a result of a combination of things, including:
- Tobacco use
- Consumption of dark coloured liquids such as coffee, cola or wine
- Not taking good care of your teeth
Ageing is another factor that contributes to tooth discolouration and can be assisted by teeth whitening treatments.
Types of teeth whitening
There are two main types of teeth whitening procedures, one which can be conducted in practice, and one that can be completed at home. Although both of these treatments remain highly effective at whitening teeth, in practice whitening treatments are generally a more effective way of whitening your smile.
At TFI Dentistry, we provide a number of teeth whitening treatments suited to your individual aesthetic goals. Our Thornlands practice now provides a state-of-the-art teeth whitening lounge that offers every one of our valued patients the ability to achieve the white smile they desire through a number of whitening treatments.
Can anyone receive whitening treatment?
Not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. An initial assessment is necessary to ensure both your teeth and gums are in a healthy condition prior to whitening, as this procedure may cause further damage to already damaged teeth and gums.
What can go wrong?
Generally, teeth whitening poses no serious risk if done by a trained professional. However, over the counter treatments, or treatments applied incorrectly may cause damage. Some side effects include:
- Damaged or inflamed gums
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Reduction in the hardness or strength of enamel
- Uneven coloured teeth
When receiving teeth whitening treatments from a trained professional, the likelihood of these side effects occurring remains low, although it is important to understand some possible side effects. It could save you from unnecessary pain and possible damage to your mouth and gums.
How to whiten your teeth
We understand that you may be set on receiving cosmetic teeth whitening treatments, but let’s not forget that teeth can be whitened naturally.
There are a number of easy and cost effective ways to keep your teeth looking whiter, brighter and naturally beautiful. The best way to do this is by maintaining good oral health.
To maintain a healthy functional smile, you should:
- Brush twice daily using fluoride toothpaste
- Floss daily
- Chew sugar free gum after the consumption of meals
- Drink water regularly
- Consume sensible foods
In addition to this, you should visit your dentist once every six months to ensure your oral health is maintained at a high standard.
For more information on teeth whitening, or to book a consultation with TFI Dentistry, please Contact Us today.