Teeth whitening is an affordable, fuss-free and non-invasive cosmetic option to brighten your smile quickly and effectively. It is one of the safest methods available to transform your smile without requiring complex, time-consuming dental procedures. At Prospect Family Dental we are here to help you to regain the sparkle in your pearly whites.
Why do Teeth Stain in the First Place?
Over time your teeth can become stained or tarnished due to any number of factors, some in your control, and some you have to say over.
Food and Drink: Drinks such as tea, coffee, and wine are major culprits when it comes to stains.
Tobacco: And not just the smoking variety. Any use of tobacco, including chewing can create stubborn stains caused by tar and nicotine.
Age: Sometimes discolouration is simply a by-product of the natural ageing process.
Trauma: Impact or physical damage to the tooth or mouth may cause discolouration as your body deposits more dentin under the enamel.
Medications: Some medications such as antipsychotics, antihistamines and even high blood pressure meds can cause discolouration.
Types Of Teeth Whitening
For teeth whitening there are two main options: in-office whitening, and take-home whitening trays. We can provide and offer advice on both treatments.
- In-Chair Whitening: In-Chair whitening involves an hour-long appointment where your dentist will carry out the treatment in the dental chair.
- At Home Whitening: Our dentists can prepare custom-made whitening trays and bleaching gels for you to apply at home.
It is important to note that large fillings and crowns do not bleach in the whitening process, which may lead to a mismatch in colour. Replacement of these restorations may be required after the whitening procedure. Our staff can offer expert advice on this too.
Ready To Learn More?
During your consultation appointment, your Prospect Family Dentist will examine your teeth thoroughly to determine whether teeth whitening is the right option for you. As results vary from person to person, we will then discuss the expected outcomes of treatment, and address any concerns you may have.