• By 1300 SMILES
  • August 30, 2016

As the name suggests, this treatment is all about lightening stained or discoloured teeth. While you can purchase over-the-counter DIY toothpastes and strips, only your dentist is best qualified to determine if you need teeth whitening and if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening.

DIY bleaching comes with all sorts of risks, and old wives’ tale treatments such as rubbing strawberries, lemons or even bicarb of soda on your teeth, can do a lot of damage to your teeth and gums for no real whitening gain.

The ideal candidate for teeth whitening is someone with dense, opaque enamel. Your dentist will also check your teeth and gums prior to whitening to ensure this treatment is the best option for you.

There are two types of professional whitening in-chair and take-home.

In-chair whitening applies a stronger whitening solution to the teeth and catalyzes the whitening reaction with the addition of light. This means that you can get several shades whiter in a single visit.

Take-home whitening kits are very easy to use. Your dentist will provide you with custom-made whitening trays and gel and you will be shown how to use the kit. The gel provided with these kits is very safe.

Teeth whitening is quick and more affordable than you might think, so why not treat yourself?

Call 1300 764 537 to make an appointment.