Teeth Whitening Morphett Vale SA
Coast Dental in Christies Beach offer teeth whitening treatments to rejuvenate the appearance of your teeth.
Tooth whitening is the most popular dental treatment anywhere in the world. Whether you are a busy professional looking to have your teeth whitening quickly or someone who’s happy to whiten their teeth over a few weeks—we can help.
Coast Dental offer both in-office and take home whitening treatments
Teeth become discoloured for a number of reasons:
- Red Wine
- Certain medications
One of the best ways to minimise the staining effects of drinks such as coffee or red wine is to drink water afterwards. This works to rinse the drink from your teeth, and while it won’t completely solve the problem it will certainly help reduce the staining effects.
In-office teeth whitening
Prior to treatment, one of our dentists will assess your oral health. If the stains are cosmetic we will use our in-office whitening to brighten your smile. If, however, your stains are not cosmetic we will need to carry out further assessment to see what the cause of the staining is.
There are two kinds of stains: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains are cosmetic stains which can be treated by teeth whitening treatments. Intrinsic stains are usually caused by decay or trauma and require restorative dental treatments.
Our teeth whitening system can brighten your smile while you relax in the dental chair. This treatment involves protecting your gums with a rubber dam before applying the whitening gel to your teeth. Then for 4 fifteen minute sessions a special light will activate the gel, visibly whitening your smile.
After treatment we can provide an at-home whitening kit to help you keep your smile looking healthy and white for longer.
Take home whitening kit
For patients who want to whiten their smile in the convenience of their own home, Coast Dental offers take home whitening options. The advantage of buying your take home whitening kit from a dentist is that we can ensure the treatment is suitable for your smile. We will assess your oral health to make sure teeth whitening is the best treatment for you.
A mould of your teeth will be taken so custom-made whitening trays can be created. These will snugly fit your teeth to ensure the best results—and to prevent the gel getting on your gums. Once the custom-made trays are created, you will be given those plus whitening gel and instructions on how to achieve your desired outcome.
Teeth Whitening FAQ’s
How long does teeth whitening last?
The effects of teeth whitening can last anywhere between 6 months and three years depending on how you maintain your teeth and if you have major teeth staining habits.
Maintaining your white teeth may mean changing some aspects of your lifestyle like drinking coffee, smoking and sticking to a good oral hygiene routine.
Is teeth whitening bad for teeth?
Research has shown professional teeth whitening or bleaching performed by a skilled dentist does not have any effect on the structure of the tooth. Although whitening can cause temporary sensitivity the procedure does not damage the teeth at all.
What is the difference between teeth whitening and cleaning?
The difference between whitening and cleaning is largely in the intention of the procedure. Teeth whitening is aimed at removing stains and discolouration creating the appearance of whiter teeth. The purpose of the procedure is purely cosmetic.
Teeth cleaning is a procedure aimed at removing built up plaque on and in between teeth. The purpose of this procedure is medical, it maintains the health of teeth and helps to prevent decay and gum disease. Teeth cleaning will remove plaque but stains and discolouration may remain.
Why do teeth go yellow?
Teeth can either become yellow because they are stained by habits like smoking or drinking coffee. Alternatively, they may naturally become more yellow as you age and the enamel of your teeth naturally depletes.
Why do my teeth hurt when I whiten them?
Hydrogen peroxide is an active ingredient in most tooth whitening treatments. A sensitivity to hydrogen peroxide may cause teeth sensitivity and tooth pain however these are both short term effects.
Teeth Whitening Morphett Vale
To find out more about how Coast Dental can help you, or to book an appointment at our Christies Beach dental practice, please contact us today.