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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Teeth Whitening

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Choosing the dentist that will work best for your family is a big decision. you probably have a number of questions you wish to ask regarding the services we offer and our practice philosophy. We have provided a list of some of the most common questions we receive in our office. If yours didn't make the list, simply give us a call or use our hand contact form to get in touch. We are always here to help!

Teeth Whitening

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

If you want a brighter smile, we recommend whitening your teeth before you seek restorative work. Dental restorations do not whiten with teeth whitening systems and you can end up with a mismatched smile. Whitening your teeth first will allow us to match your dental restorations to your whitened teeth.

 

Pharmacy whitening kits are not customised to fit your teeth snugly. That means that whitening gel may leak onto your sensitive gum tissue and cause side effects. Many whitening toothpastes are abrasive and also cause sensitivity. 

The strength of the whitening product is much lower than what you can get in a professional kit, meaning that you must use the product for a longer period of time and are still unlikely to get the results you can find in a professional product. Additionally, your results are not being monitored by the dentist you know and trust. 

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

Teeth staining can have several different causes. Some of the most common culprits we see include:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking staining beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine
  • Eating staining foods like berries and curry
  • Inadequate dental hygiene
  • Certain health conditions
  • Genetics

Contact us for a consultation to determine if we can improve the colour of your teeth.

It shouldn't, but if you have certain conditions, such as gum recession, we may need to alter your treatment.

Most professional whitening products contain a desensitising ingredient that protects sensitive teeth and keeps you comfortable during your treatment. Additionally, the customisable nature of professional whitening treatments prevents the product from coming into contact with soft tissues like your gums, lips, and tongue. 

If your teeth are sensitive, please talk to us so that we can help you determine whether whitening is appropriate for you.

 

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