Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can instantly improve the appearance of your smile, giving you a significantly younger and healthier look.
If you’re worried about the colour of your teeth, consider the benefits of teeth whitening – either in-chair at your dentist clinic, or at home with your own bleaching kit.
Today we’ll look at how this simple, quick and readily available procedure can boost your confidence and give you a more attractive smile. You’ll soon want to start showing off your radiant new smile!
THE BENEFITS OF TEETH WHITENING
As we grow older, our teeth naturally become darker in shade, giving us a more aged appearance. They can become discoloured from consuming tea, coffee, highly coloured foods, red wine or smoking, even if you’ve always been careful about brushing your teeth daily.
Discoloured teeth can contribute to a loss of self-esteem in some people, making them self-conscious about smiling or showing their teeth when talking. With smiling directly linked to our mood, you may find yourself coming off as awkward or anxious in social situations – purely because of your teeth!
If you’ve notice this happening in your own life, it’s time to do something about it. Teeth whitening can give you the dramatic results you’re looking for, lightening your teeth by a significant number of shades, safely and quickly.
IN-CHAIR TEETH WHITENING
With in-chair teeth whitening, you can have significantly whiter teeth within an hour. This teeth whitening procedure is carried out by your dentist, at their clinic.
Your dentist will first apply a bleaching gel to the front surface of your teeth, after which a special LED light will be used for 5-10 minute intervals to help activate the whitening agent. This process is repeated until the desired shade is achieved.
In-chair whitening is the fastest and most effective tooth whitening procedure, requiring only one appointment. You can see significantly brighter and whiter teeth after just one session.
WHITEN YOUR TEETH AT HOME
You can also purchase a take-home teeth whitening kit, containing the required bleaching gel and custom-made trays, for use in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth, to first create a mould, then a custom tray. This tray will be used to hold special tooth bleaching gel, to coat and soak your teeth. You’ll wear the custom tray containing bleaching gel for an hour a day, for approximately 10 consecutive days.
Some people also like to use home kits to maintain the whiteness of their teeth, after in-clinic whitening.
City Central Dental in Adelaide’s CBD provides the fastest in-chair teeth whitening treatment on the market, as well as offering take-home kits for simple home bleaching. For more information about cosmetic dentistry treatments, including teeth whitening, book an appointment with the City Central Dental team.