Tooth whitening is a popular service provided by Hawthorn East Dental for clients across Melbourne. David Cao, the principal dentist, is a highly experienced cosmetic dentist with a warm and calm approach that people absolutely love in a dentist.
We have selected a particular product that is gentle and yet highly effective, to use for teeth whitening Melbourne.
If you’re considering tooth whitening but you’re not sure if it will work well with your own teeth then the following information will be useful.
Teeth Whitening Product
Not all teeth whitening products are created equally. The type of product and the strength of the ingredients can have an impact on the effectiveness and then, how long it will last. Here at Hawthorn East Dental we personally use and recommend SDI Poladay Whitening Kits. Aside from other quality ingredients, it is composed of 9.5% hydrogen peroxide which is very safe and effective in whitening teeth.
We will assess your oral health and make our recommendation and provide you with guidance on how to use the product should it be appropriate for you.
The Health of your Teeth
The surface of your teeth needs to be considered when it comes to tooth whitening. If you have veneers or other dental procedures where you do not have your natural tooth / teeth, you will not be able to use teeth whitening treatments on those teeth. This is something that you can discuss during your dental appointment.
The health or condition of your teeth will play a part in how well the tooth whitening product will work. If your oral hygiene is not the best it could be and you have cavities or a build-up of plaque then you will need to address this before undertaking teeth whitening. Hawthorn East Dental recommends getting your teeth in the best possible condition first rather than waste money and not have the whitening process work.
The colour or shade of your teeth also plays a part in how white then become after the teeth whitening is undertaken. Teeth that have a yellow hue tend to get the best result as opposed to grey or brown.
What you eat and drink has an effect on the teeth whitening process before and after.Tobacco products, acidic and dark drinks such as coffee, fruit juice and wine are known to stain your teeth. Foods such as tomato, soy sauce, berries, beetroot and curry may also stain your teeth.
To combat staining, you could rinse your mouth, use a straw for certain drinks and brush your teeth. Since saliva is a natural stain remover, eating other raw, healthy foods that boost your saliva will assist in reducing tooth stains.
As we suggest, speak with our professional dental team at Hawthorn East Dental to put in place a plan for teeth whitening and brightening up your smile.