Teeth Whitening in Logan – Marsden Park Dental Centre
Teeth whitening is a quick and easy way to brighten your teeth and to enhance your smile. At Marsden Park Dental Centre, we offer in-office teeth whitening procedures using state-of-the-art LED technology. This technology can improve the whiteness of your teeth by between five and seven shades in a single treatment. We also offer an at-home teeth whitening kit that our dentists can recommend.
What is Teeth Whitening?
People often think of their teeth as being bright and white, but, in fact, tooth enamel can be a number of different shades. As you age, your tooth enamel can stain or become discoloured. As well as ageing, there are many reasons for this discolouration, including genetics, illness, oral injury, too much fluoride and contact with stain-causing substances like coffee, tea and sauces.
Teeth whitening is a process in which agents lift the stains and help to remove discolouration to make your teeth appear whiter. Depending on the treatment, your teeth can lighten by several shades after a single session. Teeth whitening procedures are generally carried out as an in-office visit, but there are at-home options available as well.
You should see your dentist before trying any at-home options, because teeth whitening isn’t for everyone. If you have gum problems, and there is a gap between your gums and your teeth, whitening can irritate these areas. You also need to take care of any gum disease or tooth decay before the whitening procedure begins, and the process doesn’t work on replacement surfaces such as bridges or crowns.
Temporary teeth and gum sensitivity is common immediately after the procedure. However, this sensitivity will fade by itself, often as quickly as a few hours to a few days after the treatment. Everyone is different, and experiences may vary.
Marsden Park Dental Centre Offers In-Office and At-Home Teeth Whitening Procedures
Our home-use teeth whitening kit allows you to apply the whitening get to your teeth over days or weeks. The whitening gel will work below your tooth’s surface to lighten the enamel and give you a brighter smile. We will schedule a visit to our office to check your teeth before we give you the kit, as it may not be suitable for patients experiencing certain oral conditions. We’ll discuss your options at your appointment.
Our in-house whitening agents are much stronger than the whitening agents we use for our take-home kits. This treatment will lighten your teeth much more quickly than the home-use teeth whitening kit, and typically takes around one hour from start to finish. You’ll be able to see noticeable results quickly when you choose our in-office whitening procedure.
Do You Need Teeth Whitening?
If you’re embarrassed by your smile and teeth’s appearance, whitening could be a viable option. Teeth whitening can boost your confidence levels and make you happier with your smile. Another significant benefit is how much younger you’ll look. Discoloured teeth can add years to your appearance, and so a white smile can do wonders for your appearance.
Once you achieve your whiter smile, you’ll probably find yourself working harder to maintain your teeth. You’ll brush and floss more often, while putting in the effort to avoid staining foods and beverages. This means you’ll develop better oral hygiene, and could lead to less decay, gum irritation, and other oral problems.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening isn’t a permanent solution. Even with excellent care, going back for a second treatment or a touchup isn’t uncommon. If you avoid staining agents, you could go over a year without needing another whitening treatment. If not, the longevity of the results you achieve will suffer. Your oral hygiene routine will also be a factor, and people who don’t brush and floss properly will see their results fading quickly.
Book Your Teeth Whitening Appointment Today!
If you’d like to book a teeth whitening appointment with an experienced and dedicated dental team, contact us at Marsden Park Dental Centre today!