Let’s see those pearly whites! Have you ever thought about whitening your teeth and wanted to know more? Well then, read on!
There are many benefits to whitening your teeth. Having a brighter smile can give the impression of vitality, youth, happiness, warmth and radiant health. In general, a nice smile is perceived to be a healthy smile. Your smile is a valuable part of you and should be taken care of.
There are three main types of teeth whitening procedures to choose from:
1- Internal Bleaching Method
This type of teeth whitening is more appropriate for people who may have had some discolouration due to trauma or infection, and that may need a root canal as well. This type of teeth whitening will usually need a few appointments to complete.
Typically, the teeth that are whitened may be “over-whitened” to compensate for a relapse. There is a chance that the newly whitened teeth may not completely match the surrounding teeth. However, this can be a good place to start when working towards an overall aesthetically pleasing smile.
2- Take Home Whitening Method
This is an easy teeth whitening method where you can get a customised tray made from a mould of your mouth. This form of teeth whitening process can take from one to two weeks in general. This method of teeth whitening may be more suitable for people who already have sensitive teeth and would like to control the amount of whitening done over time.
3- In-Office Teeth Whitening Method
This is one of the easier and quickest methods of getting your teeth whitened. It is done at the dentist and can completely whiten your teeth in less than two hours. Because of how quickly the whitening is done, there is an increased chance of tooth sensitivity as compared to the take home whitening method.
However, this will usually subside within a day or so because the treatment was not a prolonged one. We use the Zoom whitening system here at the Dentists of Ivanhoe Central.
Dental whitening can be a very safe procedure that won’t damage tooth enamel when done correctly. The chemicals that are in the whiteners may cause sensitivity in your teeth sometimes. However, this can be fixed easily through the use of special toothpaste made for sensitive teeth.
Even when you choose one of these teeth whitening methods, there is still the chance that the colour of your teeth may relapse over time. The time this takes to happen will depend on each person individually. Thankfully, these procedures are safe to repeat when needed.
If you have any questions about dental whitening, feel free Contact Us and ask our friendly dental team!