Teeth Whitening

Do You Want a Brighter Smile?

When your teeth are white and bright, you can feel confident about flashing your smile to others. With the teeth whitening technology available today, there is no reason for anyone to hide their pearly whites from the world any longer!

Teeth whitening procedures can make an individual’s teeth look fresh, healthy and sparkling clean.

This can be especially appealing to those who feel self-conscious about yellowing, staining and discolouration on their teeth.

What Are the Causes of Tooth Discolouration?

Chemical changes in the teeth are the primary reason why teeth lose their natural white lustre. Teeth can become discoloured for a variety of reasons:

  • Ageing
  • Staining
  • Consuming coffee, red wine and tea
  • Medical conditions
  • Taking certain medications
  • Smoking cigarettes or other tobacco use

All these reasons can change the white appearance of teeth over time, but the degree to which teeth change colour is different for each person. Genetics can also impact teeth colouring, and some people are just born with whiter teeth compared to others.

Types of Teeth Whitening Procedures

There are a few different procedures that are commonly performed to reduce unsightly discolouration on the teeth. Each technique comes with its own set of pros and cons, as well as expected outcomes that should be evaluated before determining the right procedure for you.

Some stubborn stains do not respond to teeth whitening alone. CDK Dental also offers cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers to achieve brilliant results.

The Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening

Laser bleaching or Britesmile teeth whitening procedures tend to have the most dramatic results and can often be completed in one visit. Fast results are great for patients who have an important event coming up or who simply like instant results. Such procedures, however, tend to be the most costly.

Another method is having a tray custom made for your mouth that holds the bleaching gel. This is worn for short periods of time every day. While this option may take one to two weeks, it is less expensive and can be done on your own time. Patients can retain their whitening trays to do touch-up treatments as needed to maintain their whiter smile.

The different options have varying levels of success, but generally speaking, the more a treatment costs, the longer it will last and the better the results will be. Controlling certain lifestyle habits such as drinking coffee and red wine or using tobacco will increase the longevity of teeth whitening. It is a good idea to brush teeth or at least rinse them after staining activities.

We Welcome You to Contact Our Dental Clinic

Having a smile you feel great about is important. If teeth whitening sounds like a good option for you, we welcome you to call our Sydney dental practice and set up an evaluation with Dr Karikios to determine which option will give you the results you would like.