Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening, also known as bleaching, is a standard procedure that can be performed in the dental chair or at home. It works by removing stains from your teeth making them appear whiter. The most common type of teeth whitening uses peroxide gels to bleach the enamel on your teeth.

A Bright Smile Indicates Good Health

For many people, a bright smile is synonymous with good health and confidence. Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you and if you feel self-conscious about stains on your teeth, it can prevent you from smiling naturally for fear of embarrassment.

A bright, healthy smile also shows that you look after yourself. Professional teeth whitening can give you back the confidence to smile again and radiate your inner glow.

Why Teeth Darken

Teeth get darker with age as the outer layer of enamel wears away, exposing dentin which is the layer under the enamel. Teeth can also become stained if they are not cleaned regularly, or if you eat or drink things that contain dyes. Some common causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Tea and coffee contain acids that can damage teeth and cause staining on their surface
  • Red wine contains tannins that discolour teeth and make them appear brownish over time
  • Certain medications can cause stains due to chemical reactions between the tablets and your saliva
  • Trauma or infection may grey or deaden the tooth so it appears darker than usual
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco can cause stains on teeth, as well as increased tooth sensitivity

Teeth Whitening Options

Professional teeth whitening in the dentist’s chair is the best solution. The dentists at Oral Square Dental Care can assess your unique circumstances and personalise a dental whitening treatment just for you. Dentists make the most appropriate natural colour match so the results enhance your appearance (without that blinding glow!) Also, we are familiar with your dental history and any pre-existing health concerns.

Over-the-counter, at-home, teeth whitening kits are not recommended, because they offer a different level of care or supervision than a dentist would provide. In addition, over-the-counter teeth whitening systems may not be as effective as you would like them to be. They can also cause damage to your teeth if you don’t follow directions exactly.

There are professional take-home kits that work effectively on mild stains, but ideally, we would recommend these after individual patient consultation.

Maintain Your Beautiful Smile

Oral hygiene is important to your overall health and should be maintained daily. Even after your teeth whitening treatment, you must keep up your personal dental care routine.

To keep your teeth healthy and bright, brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You should also floss daily and visit your dentist at least every six months for general dental checkups and professional cleanings. Eat a balanced diet, limit sugary drinks, avoid tobacco products, and drink in alcohol moderation.

Oral Square Dental Care for Teeth Whitening

If you’re unhappy with how your teeth look right now and need a teeth whitening dentist, don’t wait any longer. Oral Square Dental Care can help you achieve brilliant smile goals with our professional teeth whitening services.

Contact Us for more information about our teeth whitening treatments.