Teeth Whitening

As the name suggests, this treatment is all about lightening stained or discoloured teeth. It is important for the on-going health of your teeth and gums that any attempt to whiten teeth is done by a qualified dental practitioner.

While you can buy over-the-counter, use-at-home methods, such as toothpastes, etc, to attempt to whiten your teeth, your dentist is best qualified to determine if your teeth are able to be safely and successfully whitened. He can also diagnose the reason for the discolouration and its type, and can then advise the most effective treatment for you.

You may be tempted to go to a shopping centre booth or a beautician to get your teeth whitened, but neither are staffed by suitably qualified personnel to safely carry out this treatment. Incorrect use of bleaching agents may cause irreversible damage to your teeth and gums. Further, any attempt to whiten teeth that are decayed, or have fillings that may be leaking can lead to painful, and possibly long-lasting sensitivity that may be very difficult to reverse.

DIY bleaching comes with all sorts of risks, and anecdotal treatments such as rubbing strawberries, lemons, or even bicarbonate of soda on your teeth, can do a lot of damage to your teeth and gums for no real whitening gain.

It is also important to note that existing crowns, veneers and fillings do not change colour when you have your teeth whitened.

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