Life conspires against keeping our pearly whites pearly and white. Many of the foods we eat, the drinks we drink, and some of our bad habits stain and discolor our teeth, no matter how well we brush and floss. That’s not even to mention the factors beyond our control that change the color of our teeth, age, injury, infection, and the side effects of some medications.
Nothing wastes a beautiful smile faster than stained, yellowed, and discolored teeth. So many people turn to an enormous range of options for teeth whitening. Your options range from “whitening” gums and rinses to do-it-yourself teeth whitening strips to chairside whitening to porcelain veneers.
For the best, fastest, safest, and most comfortable teeth whitening results, you should opt for professional teeth whitening from Dentist Double Bay.
The most effective teeth whitening products use the bleaching compounds hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide to dissolve stains. That includes teeth whitening strips you can buy at every grocery store and drugstore and bleaching compounds we use in our office. There are significant differences, however.
Professional Teeth Whitening Is Tailored for You
Whitening compounds used by dentists contain much stronger bleaching ingredients than over the counter options, and we can adjust the compounds to accomplish your goals and to target the specific stains on your teeth. Your teeth aren’t the same size, shape, or color as everyone else’s. Why would you use the same generic whitening strips as everyone else?
It’s More Effective and Faster
Whitening strips may, after several cycles over several weeks, show some whitening results. There’s a big “if,” though. That’s only if your teeth can be whitened at all. Not every stain can be dissolved. With professional teeth whitening, you may save a lot of time and money, and obtain the desired results faster. Over the course of a one-hour appointment, we can complete up to four cycles of teeth whitening. You could leave the office with teeth as up to eight shades whiter.
Over the counter whitening strips are generally safe, because they’re weak. Unfortunately, that invites the temptation to use them for too long, or too often. And that can cause damage to your gums, in addition to being disappointing. Dr. Fadi Yassim, Dr. Richard Wark, and their staff are trained to tailor and apply more potent compounds using specialized equipment and techniques, including powerful LED lights adjusted to your teeth sensitivity.
Teeth whitening has become a popular cosmetic dentistry option, but it’s not the only option, and it’s one that comes with the need to manage expectations. For example, teeth aren’t white. They fall on a spectrum from gray-ish to yellow-ish. Some discoloration will never respond to any teeth whitening solution, stained dental work, or discoloration caused by infection, for example. A clerk at your local grocery store can’t provide options that take into account and adjust to your specific circumstances and goals. We can.
You won’t have to settle for stained and discolored teeth, no matter how they’re caused. Do your goals include a whiter and brighter smile, one that you don’t have to feel self-conscious about or hide? As soon as you’re ready to take the first step toward whiter teeth, get in touch with us at Dentist Double Bay. We can hardly wait to tell you how we can help.