What is Teeth Whitening, and What are the Benefits?
Let’s face it, everyone who doesn’t have a perfectly white smile is concerned about the colour of their teeth, but what can we do about it? Read on to learn everything you need to know about teeth whitening, from how the process works to various options available to you, from home cures to cosmetic dentistry.
The practice of bleaching or whitening the teeth is known as teeth whitening. It has grown in popularity in recent years and is an excellent way to boost your self-esteem. It can make you feel more confident if your teeth literally shine. A dentist will evaluate your teeth and gums before whitening therapy to determine if they are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. In-practice whitening performed by a dentist or hygienist, as well as take-home whitening kits, are two choices for whitening your teeth. Your dentist or hygienist will be able to advise you on the best treatment option for you.
In-Practice Whitening Methods:
Professional teeth whitening performed in the dental chair is known as in-practice teeth whitening. It’s the quickest and most efficient way to whiten teeth, taking around an hour and a half to two hours to complete. If you want practically ‘immediate’ results, in-office whitening is the best alternative. A protective gel will be applied to your lips and gums before the whitening gel is applied to your teeth by the dentist or hygienist. The length of the procedure varies based on the stain’s depth and the desired whiteness level. Although having your mouth open for such a long period can be difficult, many patients find that listening to music or watching a movie can help them relax. On the plus side, most cases only require one therapy. Additional treatments may be needed if the discolouration is deep.
At-Home Whitening Methods:
Custom-made whitening trays are fitted to your upper and lower teeth in take-home whitening kits. To create these trays, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. You can begin whitening at home once the trays are ready. Simply apply a small drop of whitening solution to each tooth on the tray and wear the trays as directed by your dentist. To notice effects, you typically wear it overnight for two weeks.
There are many benefits to teeth whitening. Firstly, teeth whitening typically improves your self-esteem. A smile with bright, dazzling teeth is hard to miss, whether you’re at work, on a date, giving a presentation, or just walking down the street! Others will notice that you take care of yourself and care about your appearance if your teeth are white. This will be felt by those around you. Teeth whitening is also very affordable. As there are options to receive in-practice treatment or take-home treatment, there is a price point to suit everyone. Teeth whitening can also benefit your oral health. When you have your teeth whitened by a dental professional, the stains will be removed in the proper manner, allowing your teeth to strengthen, and become healthier.
Call to Action:
At Northcote Dental, we’d be delighted to assist you in achieving the whiter smile you’ve always desired! If you’d like to learn more about our teeth whitening options, please get in contact with us!