Why You Should Consider Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic dental treatment. With immediate results and no down-time, it’s no wonder people are jumping on the bandwagon. If you want to brighten up your smile, then teeth whitening could be for you. Having bright white teeth can improve your confidence and allow you to continue living your life without having to make drastic changes. It is an easy, non-invasive treatment that almost anyone can try.

In this article, we share some ideas on why you should consider teeth whitening.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening involves bleaching the teeth to become lighter. The results vary depending on what type of teeth whitening you choose. There are many over-the-counter treatments however these tend to be less effective than the professional options we offer at our Sydney dental practice. A dentist will have the most concentrated form of whitening products – therefore giving you the best results. 

Here at Dental On York, we offer two types of teeth whitening; in-chair and at-home. 

In-Chair Teeth Whitening

If you want to quickly transform your smile, then in-chair is a good option. Your dentist will professionally clean your teeth, then apply a bleaching gel. This is activated under a special light. The whole process usually takes about an hour – so you will be sparkling in no time. 

At-home Teeth Whitening 

A great alternative to sitting in the dentist’s chair is at-home teeth whitening. Your dentist will make custom-fitted mouthguards for you. They will also provide you with some special whitening gel. You simply apply the gel to the mouthguards and wear them for about an hour each day. This is done over the course of 2 weeks. 

Both of these options are effective in taking your teeth several shades whiter. After a consultation with your dentist, you can decide which is right for you.

Combat Discolouration or Staining 

Have you spent years drinking coffee only to discover your teeth have become discoloured? Well, you’re not alone, this is extremely common and one of the main reasons why patients consider teeth whitening. There are many different causes of this discolouration, including diet and smoking. Discolouration is also an unavoidable factor of age. We cannot hope to have the same perfectly white teeth we had as a child – life simply gets in the way. With teeth whitening, you will be able to have your teeth pearly white again in no time. 

Boost Your Confidence 

Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their skin. Sometimes the smallest thing like yellow or stained teeth can take this away. Here at Dental on York, we want everyone to be proud of their smile. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile, then teeth whitening might be a good option for you. Being able to flash a bright white grin can make all the difference – it can even make you feel younger. This can lead to a happier life overall and is good for your general wellbeing. To feel comfortable chatting to your friends or smiling in photos can be such a relief. It is often taken for granted, with teeth whitening you can get this back.

Live Your Best Life

Nobody wants to give up coffee, and with this cosmetic dental procedure, you don’t have to. You can continue living your life, enjoying your morning coffee or evening glass of red. Teeth whitening can also reduce the risk of more expensive restorative dental procedures down the track. It’s a win-win. 

Who can Get Teeth Whitening?

Anyone can get their teeth whitened, however, the better your oral health is the better the results. Keeping up regular brushing, flossing and dental check-ups is a great way to maintain your oral health. If you have any concerns regarding your teeth, then Dental On York can help. 

Wrapping Up

Teeth whitening is a very popular and easy cosmetic procedure. There are multiple options to choose from, including in the dentist’s chair or from the comfort of your own home. Teeth whitening can help if you are concerned about discolouration or staining. It allows you to continue your lifestyle without worrying about the effect on your teeth. Having a bright white smile can boost your confidence and make you proud to show it off. 

Book an appointment with one of our friendly dentists today to learn more. 

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