Those Whitening Questions Answered
With Teeth Whitening being the quickest and easiest way to improve your smile, it is no wonder that the treatment is so popular in today’s society. Stained and discoloured teeth are an inevitable by-product of our modern lifestyle, but your teeth doesn’t need to stay that way.
Advanced teeth whitening technology has enabled our dentists to whiten teeth without adversely affecting a patient’s tooth structure. Like any popular trend, along come a lot of myths, so we thought we would give you the scoop on what to believe.
How long does Whitening last?
Each individual will experience a different longevity of optimally white teeth. Food habits, smoking, medication and many other factors contribute to the discoloration of teeth. Good oral hygiene and regular professional dental cleans will help maintain your fresh whiter smile for longer. Depending on external factors including which product is used to whiten the teeth, whitening can last for a number of years and there are options to “top up” your whitening every year.
Does that mean I can’t have any coffee or red wine ever again?
This isn’t the case at all. Our dentists recommend you don’t drink anything highly coloured for the first 24 hours to enable the whitening to continue working. Another option is drinking through a straw to prevent contact with teeth.
Is Whitening toothpaste a budget-friendly option?
Whitening toothpaste is great for maintaining a glowing smile after a whitening treatment. It works by removing surface stains; stains that you may get from smoking or drinking coffee, but it does not have the strength to change the base colour of your teeth. Yes, it’s inexpensive compared to a professional whitening treatment, but only if your idea of whitening is a thorough cleaning.
What is the difference between Whitening Treatments at the Dentist vs. Whitening systems bought at Shopping Centres or elsewhere?
There are two major reasons why professional Whitening Treatment varies to strips, pens, and other at home treatments. One, dentists can use a higher concentrate of Hydrogen Peroxide, and two, Whitening Treatments are custom fit to your teeth at the dentist and are therefore stays isolated with your teeth for longer. The great thing is whitening systems have only improved more and more over time and there are multiple options we can offer at Dentists @ Surfers Paradise to cater to each patients needs and desired result.