What Are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is one of the quick and easy procedures to achieve a white smile. They can also be less expensive than other alternative cosmetic treatments, such as veneers.
Achieve a Healthier Mouth
Whitening your teeth with a dental professional allows you to remove the stains properly. Sometimes, brushing and flossing alone is not enough to eliminate discolouration on the teeth. Through professional teeth bleaching, you can have healthier and strengthen your teeth.
This reduces the risk of cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease caused by plaque buildup — the sticky film that can breed harmful bacteria.
Enhances Your Appearance
You want whiter teeth or to bring back the natural white shade of your teeth as it was once. The answer is professional teeth whitening. It helps to remove stains on teeth from your everyday diet and drinks. One of the most significant cosmetic advantages of professional teeth whitening is that it instantly provides a brighter, more attractive smile and improves your overall appearance.
A Quick Solution
Unlike other cosmetic dentistry procedures, teeth bleaching is an instant option to remove surface stains. An experienced cosmetic dentist can usually whiten your teeth to a natural-looking pearly white in 1 hour and 30 minutes (depending on your case).While some over-the-counter whitening products claim to offer a quick solution, the results of professional teeth whitening may differ depending on the concentration of the bleaching agent.
Types of Professional Teeth Whitening
In-Chair Teeth Whitening (Professional Teeth Whitening)
In-chair whitening treatments are the most popular and widely used procedure because they offer quick results with minimum time commitment from patients. One-hour ZOOM, BOOST, and Kor whitening treatments are popular in-office whitening procedures. These methods are highly effective and provide the quickest results.
Teeth Whitening Kit
If you want to whiten your teeth at your convenience, our dentist can give you a personalized at-home teeth whitening kit. These procedures are more intensive and may take longer to see the results than professional whitening.
Ashburton Dental Centre for Professional Teeth Whitening?
FAQ's About Teeth Whitening in Gosnells
The cost of teeth whitening varies depending on your preferred type of whitening used. Generally speaking, a take-home teeth whitening kit can cost up to \$610, according to the National Australian dental fee survey. In contrast, in-office bleaching can cost up to $260 per tooth, not including the free consultation and plaque removal, which can cost up to $280.
At Ashburton Dental Centre, our in-office teeth whitening is only $399, and our home whitening kits are available for $199, and you can refill at any time by picking up a tube of refill gel during your checkups.
Your lifestyle, food, habits, and dental care practices reflect the colour of your teeth. Tooth discolouration is classified into two types: extrinsic and intrinsic.
Extrinsic stains are natural enamel surface stains that accumulate over time. Dark-coloured foods and beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine can contribute to staining them. Extrinsic discolouration can also result from using tobacco products.
Intrinsic stains occur on the dentin or the inner layer of teeth. These deeper stains are more stubborn to remove than surface enamel stains (extrinsic). Excessive use of fluoride and certain medications commonly causes intrinsic discolouration.
The following are the most common causes of tooth discolouration:
- Genetics. We all have unique tooth colours and enamel structures that determine tooth colour. Some people are born with thicker teeth or darker enamel than others.
- Aging. The outer layer of tooth enamel gradually wears down as people age, resulting in tooth discolouration and yellowing.
- Certain medications Teeth discolouration can be caused by tetracycline, antihistamines, antipsychotics, and blood pressure medicines.
- Old dental restorations. Because amalgam restorations (silver cavity fillings) contain sulphide, they can cause black tooth discolouration. Also, previous tooth fillings might wear down over time.
- Dark-pigmented foods and drinks. It’s no surprise that the foods you eat leave a lasting effect on your teeth. It’s essential to think about how they affect your health, especially foods with dark colours or high acidity. Examples are coffee, tea, berries, sugary drinks, wine, dark sauces,
- Excessive fluoride. Excessive fluoride use, particularly drinking from fluoridated tap water, can cause discolouration or leave white streaks on teeth.
- Cancer treatment. Chemotherapy and radiation may have potential causes of tooth discolouration.
- Smoking. Nicotine makes your teeth brownish or yellowish. This substance can cause other oral health problems.
Many people can get their teeth to whiten when they are:
- Fully capable of understanding the process.
- You have stained and discoloured teeth.
- Having knowledge of the procedure.
- Having realistic expectations.
This is just a partial list of the considerations that cosmetic dentists would evaluate when deciding whether or not this procedure is right for you, and it may also rely on your specific circumstances.
Professional teeth whitening usually only requires one visit. A professional dentist will apply either a protective gel or a rubber shield to protect your gums and other soft tissues. After that, the teeth are bleached. In comparison, your dentist can make you a custom-fitted tray if you prefer at-home whitening.
- Teeth sensitivity. Increased sensitivity is the most frequent side effect of teeth whitening procedures. The dentin of your teeth is responsible for the sensitivity you feel during the whitening procedure. Dentin is the layer that lies behind your enamel (the white layer covering your teeth). If the intensity of tooth sensitivity persists, contact your dentist.
- Gum irritation. When the whitening gel comes into touch with your gums, it can cause irritation. This discomfort usually goes away within 24 to 48 hours. It will persist if the gel comes into contact with the gums.
For private health funds, the majority of aesthetic dental treatments are classified as “major dental.” This includes complicated procedures such as crowns, veneers, and root canal treatments. Procedures such as tooth whitening differ from one fund to the next.
At Ashburton Dental Centre, financing options are available, and we accept health fund rebates. Give us a call so we can discuss options that will fit your budget.
In teeth whitening products, hydrogen peroxide is a typical ingredient. According to research, this tooth bleaching solution is effective and safe when not overdone or misused. Furthermore, hydrogen peroxide has been demonstrated to be safely absorbed by the body with few adverse side effects when used alone.
Increased sensitivity is the most frequent side effect of teeth whitening procedures. It makes your teeth more sensitive because it exposes the dentin layer, which is found below your enamel.
Many factors determine the longevity of whitening effects. Your lifestyle, diet, habits, and the kind of whitening treatment used all impact the effectiveness.
It is recommended that at-home treatments have a booster treatment every six months. For more invasive professional procedures, like the Kor whitening system, you should not have another treatment for at least a year.