Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution; however, professional teeth whitening can last up to 18 months if you take the right precautions.
2 November 2021
Teeth whitening has become increasingly popular over the past 5 years. With many celebrities and social media stars openly endorsing teeth whitening procedures, there has been a sharp increase in demand among 20 to 35-year-olds. Teeth whitening is a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth and brighten your smile. Here at Innovative Dental, we have a team of cosmetic dentists that are experienced in teeth whitening procedures. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we think you should know the answers to!
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening also known as tooth bleaching, uses hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the active ingredients to help whiten your teeth. The amount of hydrogen peroxide in the teeth whitening solution is very small, yet very effective. The ingredients are typically activated by water, air and/or UV light. The oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with the discoloured molecules in your teeth, which causes the discoloured molecules to break down.
Does whitening harm your teeth?
In short, no! Professional whitening does not cause any harm to your teeth. Our Innovative Dental team are experienced in a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures including as teeth whitening. Going to a cosmetic dental professional will ensure you get the safest and most effective tooth whitening procedure possible.
Are there any side effects?
Sometimes patients can experience sensitivity after a tooth whitening treatment. This is completely normal and is typically short-lived. If the procedure is conducted by a professional there is little chance of any other side effects occurring. Some home treatments can cause gum irritation if the solution comes into contact with the gums.
How white will my teeth go?
That is up to you! You can choose the shade of white you want your teeth to be. Our dentists will show you a range of shades that are achievable through our teeth whitening procedures.
How long does tooth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution; however, professional teeth whitening can last up to 18 months if you take the right precautions. Professional whitening treatments tend last longer than over the counter treatments. However, some take-home whitening kits can have effects that last an extended period of time.
What can I do to prevent discolouring?
There are certain foods that can cause tooth discolouration. It is recommended to avoid coffee, tea, red wine, soy sauce and curries to keep your teeth pearly white. Additionally, smoking can heavily stain your teeth and cause other oral health issues. We recommend keeping up a good oral hygiene routine to help prevent discolouring.
Is tooth whitening right for me?
For most people tooth whitening is a great option but for some, other options may need to be considered. Untreated tooth decay and highly sensitive teeth are some reasons why tooth whitening may not be the best solution for you. Here at Innovative Dental, we consult with you to find the best solution for your cosmetic dentistry needs.
Does Innovative Dental have tooth whitening services?
You bet we do! Our Innovative Dental tooth whitening services give amazing results to each of our clients! We use the latest techniques and technology so you can get pearly white teeth without any pain or discomfort. The Innovative Dental team are dedicated to improving the smiles of all of our clients. In addition to teeth whitening, we have a range of cosmetic dental services that can help you feel great about your smile!
The Innovative Dental team are ready to help you feel great about your smile. You can book your tooth whitening consultation online or over the phone today! If you have any questions that we haven’t answered, you can contact our friendly team. Don’t wait, brighten your smile today!