There is no denying that most people want that truly white smile. A whiter smile makes an impression, it stands out and gives you that boost you need. But how exactly is it accomplished? After all years of neglect may have left your pearly whites a little short of the mark. What can a well-informed dental professional team such as that at High Dental Implants Melbourne do to help? Keep on reading to find out how to get your smile back.
What is involved in teeth whitening?
We all differ including our teeth. As a result, the teeth whitening process involves taking a custom impression of your teeth to create a tray unique for your mouth. This tailored approach means you are getting a personalised treatment such as you should find at any reputable dental practice. A bleaching agent then helps to gradually lighten the shade of your teeth. This treatment has proven tremendously popular with people and for good reason.
What will you get?
What can you expect from your teeth whitening treatment? Well first of all you can expect a whiter smile! Along with this, you should also receive custom trays to take home and maintain that brighter grin. Your teeth will continue to get whiter over a period of time, so expect to see results that just get better.
Should I be concerned about teeth whitening?
A dentist’s number one concern should be their patient and as a result, we recommend consulting with them in the first place regarding your teeth whitening treatment. They will put your mind at ease about whatever concerns you may have. They can discuss in detail your personal needs and find the best options for you. For example, it may be worth discussing signs of gum disease or other conditions when considering teeth whitening. For this and many other reasons, it is worth contacting your dentist to arrange a consultation.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Will your teeth be whiter forever? Unfortunately, teeth whitening is not permanent, that being said there is a lot that can be done to maintain those newfound results for longer. At your consultation, your dentist will explain exactly what you can do from home to maintain a whiter smile.
There is actually quite a lot that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Some things include avoiding food or drink that might stain; think coffee and wine, and when you do inevitably have something along these lines make sure to brush your teeth, floss and rinse your mouth out as soon as possible afterwards. This should come alongside a good general routine of oral hygiene. A routine that includes brushing your teeth regularly, at least two times a day, flossing will help remove the build-up of plaque on your gums and between your teeth and finally you should be rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash too.
These are basic principles for oral hygiene with the added benefit of making sure you have whiter teeth for longer.
If you need them there is the availability of at-home teeth whitening kits that can even be used overnight. Although it is still worth discussing this option with your dentist further.
Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.