Teeth Whitening in Mt Druitt
At Prime Family Dental we use two types of teeth whitening.
Custom-Made Whitening Trays, the trays are custom-made to fit your teeth only. This allows for the whitening gel to sit within the trays and not irritate you gums. Allowing the best possible results.
In-Office Whitening, is the most popular option when it comes to teeth whitening. This is a one session sitting in the dental chair, which allows for immediate results.
What Is Tooth Whitening And How Does It Work?
Very few people have radiant white teeth and as we get age, our teeth can become more stained and discoloured. Tooth whitening is a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing or damaging the tooth surface.
Whilst tooth whitening can’t make your teeth brilliant white, it can lighten the existing colour by several shades and make you feel more confident about your smile.
Tooth whitening explained
Tooth whiteners contain bleaching chemicals (usually hydrogen peroxide) that once applied to the teeth get down into the tooth enamel and set off a chemical reaction that breaks apart the staining compounds.
- Home bleaching – your dentist will take an impression of your teeth to make a mouth-guard and will instruct you how to use it with a bleaching gel. Using your mouth-guard at home, you regularly apply the gel for a specified period of time over two to four weeks.
- Laser treatment – your dentist paints a bleaching solution onto your teeth and then shines a light or laser on them to activate the whitening. Laser whitening takes about an hour.
Home bleaching kits are also available online, but these are not recommended. Often the home kits do not contain enough of the whitening product to be effective and the mouth-guard provided may not fit properly allowing some of the bleaching gel to leak out onto your gums and into your mouth, causing blistering and sensitivity.