Teeth Whitening North Perth

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Teeth naturally discolour over time. Factors such as ageing, food and drink (like coffee, tea, and red wine), smoking, and even some medications can contribute to teeth becoming stained or yellowed. 

Teeth whitening can reverse some of these effects, leading to a brighter, more appealing smile. The most common whitening agents are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. These substances break down into oxygen molecules that penetrate the microscopic pores of tooth enamel to break down stains.

Whitening procedures are most effective on natural teeth that are in good condition. A dentist will be able to assess your oral health by checking for cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues and advise on whether teeth whitening is a suitable option as well as which treatments will offer the best results.

Teeth Whitening Options

While natural teeth whitening solutions are desirable, chances are you won’t see the results you want without help from targeted solutions. Just note that the chemical whitening process can vary in outcome due to factors such as the type of stain, the concentration of the whitening agent, and the duration of time the teeth are exposed to the whitening solution. 

Proceed with caution and consider a professional’s advice to safeguard against unwanted effects that may come with your chosen option.

Professional vs. At-Home Whitening

You can buy over-the-counter take-home kits to whiten your smile at home. Options for these include lower-concentration gels, strips, and toothpastes. While these appear cheaper than professional solutions, they don’t contain the higher concentrations of whitening agents needed for a good result, so you probably won’t experience the same effectiveness or speed that you might get with professional treatments.

As an in-between alternative, dentists may offer take-home kits with custom trays for personal application, which usually produce better results than the store-bought selections.

Use of UV Light in Whitening

Ultraviolet (UV) light is claimed to enhance the effect of tooth whitening although its effectiveness is debated among professionals. Additionally, there are concerns about the potential harm UV exposure can cause to the gums and lips.

Safety of Teeth Whitening on Enamel

While teeth whitening is generally considered safe, improper application or overuse can lead to tooth sensitivity or gum irritation. Research suggests that when used as directed, both professional and at-home whitening products are unlikely to adversely affect enamel. Nevertheless, individuals looking to whiten their teeth should consult with a dental professional to determine the safest and most effective approach for their personal situation.

Speak to the team at Alma Dental today to book your dental consult!

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