It may seem like an easy option to opt for teeth whitening products off the shelf but that can be confusing when you don’t know much about teeth whitening.
With teeth whitening strips, toothpaste, charcoal, gel, and kits, not to mention then finding the right brand that suits you, how do you decide which products you can trust? How do you know they will work? After all, your smile is extremely important for those around you and for your own self-esteem and confidence.
When considering teeth whitening in Melbourne, we believe a longer-term vision is the best approach. Teeth whitening is just one element of proper dental care, so choosing a dentist who you see on a regular basis, for your dental needs and maintenance means you are building a reliable dental history.
Your dentist will get to know your oral health and make the best recommendations. You simply won’t get that from a packet in a store.
What Causes Teeth to Stain?
Generally, it’s certain types of foods & drinks can cause teeth to stain. The transparency of your tooth enamel also plays a part in tooth stains.
This list is handy for you to evaluate your personal choices and habits and make appropriate changes.
- Food & Drink: Coffee, red wine, tea, dark sodas, dark coloured fruit juices, balsamic vinegar, curry, tomato-based and soy sauces, berries and beetroot.
- Tobacco: Cigarettes & chewing tobacco.
- Oral Hygiene: Inadequate brushing/flossing.
- Trauma / Disease: Sometimes trauma, disease or illness affects enamel development in infants and children.
- Medical Treatments: Sometimes chemotherapy and certain medications cause teeth to become discoloured.
After you’ve had your teeth whitened, you may consider appropriate changes to reduce further discolouration where possible.
Teeth Whitening Process Melbourne
Our teeth whitening treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that lightens your teeth and is used when teeth become discoloured. Hawthorn East Dental offers teeth whitening in Melbourne using SDI Poladay Whitening kits.
There are very few if any side effects due to the ingredients used.
Our dentist will make an assessment upon your first visit. We consult with you to ensure you understand the treatment and answer any questions.
Impressions are taken for your custom whitening trays and on visit two we will have your custom trays ready to go. We discuss how to use them so you feel confident with the application when you return home.
To find out more about Teeth whitening in Melbourne, call our friendly staff or make a booking for an oral assessment with one of our Melbourne teeth whitening dentists.