Teeth whitening – what are the options and how does it work?
With the festive season fast approaching, now is a fantastic time to give your smile a freshen up and enjoy a white Christmas, with Teeth whitening!
A sparkling white smile appeals to many as a sign of good health and youthful beauty. Having attractive teeth can also give your self- confidence a well-deserved boost. Teeth whitening is today considered by patients to be the most popular and cost-effective way to dramatically enhance you smile.
Numerous lifestyle choices can stain our teeth such as tea, coffee, smoking, certain foods and medications. Aging is another culprit which can cause teeth to yellow and discolour. A fantastic and effective way to reverse or minimise these stains is by “tooth whitening”, an inexpensive and efficient way to enhance your smile.
A great way to whiten your teeth is with a take-home kit prescribed by your dentist.
With our take home Opalescence kit, your teeth will be whiter in just 5-7 days. Carlton Dental has chosen to use Opalescence whitening because it has been shown to be the most effective and efficient professional whitening system with the least sensitivity.
Opalescence gels contain an active whitening ingredient that penetrates your enamel to get to discoloured molecules. Oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with the discoloured molecules in your teeth, breaking the bonds that hold them together. The oxygen molecules spread, whitening the entire tooth. As a result, you are left with a brighter, whiter smile.
To experience the desired results, you need to stick with your dentist’s prescribed course of treatment as required. While this process takes longer, it can also be very effective and less expensive than an in-clinic whitening option.
Teeth whitening is not permanent, although it is possible to slow the fading process by avoiding foods and habits that cause staining – and by doing a minor touch-up every so often.
Keep in mind that teeth whitening will not impact on existing crowns, veneers or fillings and most importantly, studies have found teeth whitening is safe when used as directed.
If you’re considering teeth whitening, talk to your dentist today. Together we can come up with the best plan to return your smile to its brighter and whiter days.
Enjoy a white Christmas at Carlton Dental this year.
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