Rochedale Dental Group

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Brighten Your Smile

We’ve all seen it. A ‘personality’ appears on your television screen with stunning ‘pearly white’ teeth. Suddenly the person’s entire face seems brighter. An older person can appear younger. There’s little that can compete with whitening your teeth to give your entire face a ‘lift’. It’s no wonder that various methods of whitening teeth have become popular in recent years.

There are two simple ways you can whiten your teeth. Whichever you choose should be done in conjunction with your dentist.

What to Expect

Have a realistic expectation of bleaching. It won’t suddenly make yellow teeth bright white. It is possible, however, to achieve up to eight shades of improvement. Your dentist will be able to show you what this looks like. You’ll be surprised how much difference this can actually make, particularly when stains are removed with the process. Your dentist will point out that grey stains from chemicals are less likely to be completely removed.

The experts tell us that the rate of bleaching can vary considerably. Some people will see results in just a few days, others will take longer; the majority will whiten within several days. Over time, the teeth will return to their former colour, so it’s recommended that you undergo a ‘top-up’ treatment every 4-6 months.

As with any process that interferes with our bodies, there is a slight risk involved. For this reason, no dentist will recommend that you undertake tooth bleaching unsupervised. If you use the wrong treatment, or use it in an incorrect strength, or leave it on for too long, you may not achieve your desired result and you may actually harm your teeth.

Home Teeth Whitening

Your dentist will fit you with a special tray to be worn over your teeth, either while you sleep (NiteWhite System) or for an hour or so during the day (DayWhite System). He takes an impression of your own teeth, which is then used to make the clear plastic tray. This fits neatly over your teeth, thereby ensuring that your teeth benefit fully from the bleaching agent.

Your dentist will supply you with the bleaching agent in syringes. You simply syringe the bleach into the tray and fit it over your teeth. The bleach is especially designed to attack the discolouration on the surface of your teeth. Yellow stains fade quite quickly. Grey stains are more stubborn, but most people will see some improvement. You should begin to see a difference within a few days of starting the treatment.

Fast-Track Teeth Whitening

You can now take advantage of a revolutionary procedure that takes two hours in your dentist’s surgery. It’s possible for teeth to be whitened by ‘In Office Laser Whitening’. This works by using a combination of a special whitening gel, which is painted onto the surface of the teeth. Then an intense light is used to activate the chemical agents in the gel. These will remove stains from the outer surface of the tooth enamel. The dentist will protect the soft tissue in your mouth with a special rubber ‘dam’.

Using this new technique, you can sit back, relax for a couple of hours, and walk out with teeth that are several shades lighter and brighter than previously. You dentist will advise you whether this treatment is appropriate for you.

A dentist general health check of your teeth will not only reveal the state of your gums, the thickness of your enamel, the need for fillings or other remedial work, it will also assess the nature of the staining. Your dentist will advise you on the best treatment and help you understand what to expect.