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Teeth Whitening

If you’re 16 years or older, professional teeth whitening is a great (and cost efective) way to enhance your smile’s natural appearance. The minimal time and monetary investment that it takes to whiten your teeth makes it a perfect stand alone or add-on cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Who Should Whiten?

It’s normal to have a slight yellow tint to your teeth but some people suffer from added stain due to genetics, certain medications, wine, tea or smoking. Having them professionally whitened helps to lift both internal and external discoloration, giving you whiter and healthier-looking teeth.

Professional Take-Home Whitening Kits

Before and after teeth whiteningDr Mark Chung (Dentist) prefers to treat our whitening patients with a customised take-home kit. This application method is gentler than harsh same-day whitening, minimising sensitivity and making the procedure more cost effective.

To get started, we take an impression of your teeth and create a set of fitted trays. You’ll place a small amount of whitening gel in each tooth reservoir and wear them for a little bit each day (typically about an hour).

For consistent whitening, wear your trays for about a week. Some people may need to whiten a little longer.

With proper care and maintenance, your results can last about five years before needing to start the process over again (with the same trays, of course)!

Topping Off

To keep your teeth bright between checkups, keep your trays on hand to do a top off treatment every 3-6 months. People who drink a lot of coffee or tea will need to touch up more frequently, while other individuals might only want to after their regular scale and cleans.

Store your whitening gel in the refrigerator to help it last longer. Whenever you run out, just stop by our office to pick up a refill.

Affordable Cosmetic Benefits

Getting a smile makeover doesn’t have to be lengthy or expensive. For some people, all they need is to whiten the healthy teeth they already have. Professional treatments give you a better and more even outcome than if you were to use store-bought systems with weaker products.

If you’re planning on cosmetic treatments such as veneers or bonding, Dr Chung recommends whitening your overall smile first. That way, we can closely match the colour of your new restorations to the brighter hue of your “new” smile.

Requirements for Teeth Whitening

Although professional whitening is safe for most people, there are still some contraindications as to when it’s not a good idea. For instance, if you have active tooth decay or periodontal disease, those infections will need to be treated first. Don’t whiten if you’re pregnant or nursing.

Another thing to remember is that if you have restorations in your smile zone, such as white fillings or crowns, those will not respond to the bleaching gel and contrast with the new colour of your teeth (requiring replacement).

Get a Brighter Smile Today

Schedule a professional Teeth Whitening Artarmon consultation today to find out if you qualify for this affordable cosmetic treatment.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Teeth Whitening Artarmon, St Leonards, Chatswood NSW | (02) 9419 7484