At Tamworth Oral Health and Dental Care, our dentists know that it can be disheartening to have stained or yellowed teeth. Perhaps you are preparing for a big event such as a wedding or a new job, and while you admire your new outfit in the mirror, you realise your smile is not what it could be.
Often your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and nothing makes a better first impression than having a beautiful, white smile. Having a bright smile can also make you feel more confident because the more you show your smile, the better it can make you feel—as well as those around you.
Professional teeth whitening at our Tamworth, NSW dental clinic continues to grow in popularity because it is a budget-friendly cosmetic dentistry treatment that can change the look of your smile.
Why Smiles Become Dull
Over time, your teeth collect stains. Years of drinking coffee, tea and red wine, not to mention lifestyle habits such as smoking, leave teeth discoloured. The ageing process also impacts the colour of our teeth as more of the yellow-coloured dentin beneath the tooth enamel is revealed through the years.
All the toothbrushing in the world cannot remove these stubborn stains.
Professional Tooth Whitening Versus Other Whitening Products
Go to any chemist’s, and you’ll see a wide array of tooth whitening products in the form of gels, strips, pastes and mouthwashes. As many of our patients who have tried these, not all whitening products are created equal. Results are often disappointing because none of these products is designed for the size or shape of your teeth. Without custom-made trays to ensure as much of the bleaching agent possible is encountering the surface of your teeth, results are inconsistent at best and cause sensitivity at worst.
When you opt for professional tooth whitening under the care of your dentist, you can rest assured that the professional-strength gel is applied properly for maximum results. You can choose in-chair whitening treatment, which takes about an hour, or you can choose take-home whitening trays that are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely. With the latter, you will wear the trays for a specific period of time each day for a couple of weeks.
Helping Your Whitening Results Last Longer
Once you have undergone professional teeth whitening treatment, you will want to do all you can to protect your investment. The best way to do this is to avoid those habits that initially caused the stains.
Avoid foods and beverages that cause staining. If you do indulge, rinse your mouth with water afterwards until you can brush your teeth.
Smoking and tobacco use are notorious for causing yellow teeth, so avoid these habits as well. Your teeth—and your overall health—will thank you.
Be sure to visit your dentist twice each year for check-ups and cleans. A polish of the tooth surface is part of the cleaning process, and this will help remove surface stains from the teeth.
Getting Started with Professional Whitening Treatment
Our Tamworth, NSW cosmetic dentists recommend that you undergo a full examination and teeth cleaning before undergoing whitening treatment. This will rule out any potential dental issues and will also ensure that you can enjoy the best results possible. We welcome your call to schedule a booking.