Teeth whitening is a safe, fast and cost effective way of improving the look of your smile.
Your smile is important! It’s one of the first things people notice when they meet you. A bright and white smile looks healthy and youthful. Studies have shown that people with bright and beautiful smiles are perceived to be healthier, smarter and more successful than someone who doesn’t. It is often a subtle determinant of who gets the job during interviews, when candidates have the same qualifications.
Teeth Whitening is a quick and effective way to get an immediate cosmetic improvement in appearance. Here are a few reasons why our teeth whitening patients choose this treatment option:
- To experience the boost of confidence and self-esteem that comes with a great smile
- To gain a younger appearance
- To look their best at a special event such as a wedding, job interview or class reunion
- To make a positive first impression on others
- To reverse years of everyday staining and yellowing
Give us a call to book a whitening consult and we’d be more than happy to help you get you on your way to your dazzling new whiter brighter smile!
At Comfort Care Dentistry we offer various strengths of teeth whitening depending on your sensitivity and whitening needs. Our highly trained staff will take a detailed medical and dental history and ensure that we choose the right whitening solution for you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The most common side effect of teeth whitening is tooth and gum sensitivity. Our highly trained staff will ensure all measures are taken to reduce the likelihood of any such side-effects. At Comfort Care Dentistry we routinely advise a topical desensitizing routine for at least 1 week pre whitening, which may include using a desensitizing toothpaste.
Supermarket whitening products are not as effective as they do not contain the required concentrations of whitening agents to achieve significant levels of tooth whitening. Furthermore Professional teeth whitening is applied evenly over the teeth, via the custom made trays. This means each tooth receives an appropriate and consistent amount of whitening agent leading to a uniform and beautiful result.
Teeth whitening results will vary in their success and duration. Teeth will re-stain if exposed to high stain behaviours ie smoking and drinking coffee/wine. At Comfort Care Dentistry as a part of our Professional whitening you are educated on maintaining your whitening results long after you have completed your initial whitening treatment. Regular hygiene appointments at Comfort Care Dentistry are recommended to help reduce the effects of lifestyle habits that can cause staining or yellowing of the teeth. A dental cleaning is recommended prior to commencing your whitening so that any superficial tartar and stain can be removed from your teeth allowing for a clean tooth surface to better absorb the whitening gel and significantly improving the effectiveness of the whitening process. If you’re due for a checkup and dental cleaning, we welcome you to book your hygiene appointment today.
There are many causes of tooth discoloration. Tooth discoloration can be intrinsic (internal) or extrinsic (external). Common causes of tooth discoloration include high colour foods & drinks ie coffee/wine, smoking, ageing and some forms of medications.
With professional teeth whitening products, your teeth will be visibly whiter within 1-2 weeks. Results will continue to improve the longer you are able to maintain the whitening process. By doing the whitening in a slow and controlled manor, there will be less chances of sensitivity and you will have better control of the overall results . Because of drinks/foods that we continue to expose ourselves to, we recommend touching up your whitening every few years. Keep your trays in a clean and dry case and when it’s time to touch up you can simply wear your trays for a day or two and you will be fine again for some time!
Yes, teeth whitening with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the guidance and care of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.