Shine like you deserve to
From witnessing the smiles of movie stars, celebrities and politicians daily, it is often common for many of us to feel a bit self-conscious about the shade of our teeth, or how they look. Having a brighter, whiter smile is a trait which has been associated with wealth, success and prosperity for thousands of years – and even dates as far back as the ancient Egyptians. The association is nothing new, and it does not appear to be going away any time soon. The flip side of this, however, is that people who have stained or yellowed teeth are generally viewed to be the opposite of this in some respect or other. People who feel their smile could be improved should not ‘grin and bear’ it, but rather visit Spa Dental Sydney CBD to have their cosmetic whitening options detailed to them, and begin to make a much needed change.
In-practice whitening options
Cosmetic teeth whitening has grown exponentially over the last decade, and is now popular across all age demographics all over the world. One of the reasons for the procedure’s growing popularity – besides influence from smiles in the media – is the minimally invasive nature of the treatment. Whilst treatments such as veneers require a permanent or semi-permanent procedure to be carried out prior to treatment, cosmetic teeth whitening is something which can be carried out without any lengthy preparation and can yield results in as little as an hour. The speed of these results, and the minimally invasive nature of the treatment may explain its popularity with people who are preparing for large-scale social events or important dates. Often, brides or grooms decide to get their teeth whitened in preparation for the big day. Similarly, young professionals who hope to make the best possible impression in an upcoming job interview often seek out in-practice whitening.
How does in-practice whitening work?
Anyone who has noticed that they have visible marks or deterioration in the colour of their enamel, ought to speak to a cosmetic dentist about in-practice whitening. The process of undergoing in-practice whitening at a professional cosmetic dentistry clinic generally initially involves an examination of the patient’s pre-existing oral health. This helps the cosmetic whitening experts to gauge to what extent the treatment is needed, and whether or not the patient has any underlying health conditions which may stand in its way – such as gingivitis or periodontal disease. Providing that the patient is fit and willing to continue, the practitioner will then take photographs and X-rays, which will be used in order for a retainer to be constructed. This retainer is made to fit over the patient’s teeth perfectly. The practitioner will then place a small amount of a specialised dental whitening gel into it. This gel contains hydrogen-peroxide, which then mixes with the oxygen on the patient’s enamel, and begins to instantly brighten and whiten their teeth, as it cleans away any build-up or marks on the surface of their teeth. In as little as an hour, a patient can enjoy all the benefits of a brighter looking, healthy smile and feel their self-esteem fully renewed.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.