Get the smile and teeth that you desire with teeth whitening Box Hill and surrounding areas at Middleborough Dental!
Teeth whitening is becoming an increasingly popular dental cosmetic treatment due to its many benefits. While the obvious physical advantage includes a perfectly white, bright and consistent smile; the psychological benefits include an increase in confidence, self-esteem and reduced self consciousness.
There are many options when it comes to teeth whitening:
Over The Counter Products
One of the most affordable ways to access teeth whitening is through over the counter teeth whitening supplies that can be purchased from supermarkets, many retail stores and pharmacies.
These generally come in the form of a whitening gel that is placed on a one-size fits all tray, and placed on your teeth for a short varied amount of time. Other products include whitening toothpastes and whitening strips.
While these products are generally safe to use, it is highly recommended that treatment is done by your local dentist, as the results are far more effective. For example, results from over the counter whitening trays can inconsistently whiten your teeth, being more effective on the front of your teeth than everywhere else.
The best at home alternative is purchasing a dental take home kit from your local dentist.
Similar to over the counter whitening trays, these kits contain a stronger but safe level of peroxide whitener, and is placed using a custom-made tray that fits on your teeth. This ensures that your whitening efforts are consistent across all your teeth, giving you the perfect white smile.
By far the fastest and most effective method is making an appointment at your local dentist for an in-office whitening procedure. This procedure is called chair-side bleaching and usually requires only one office visit. Your dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth. A special light or laser might be used to enhance the action of the whitening agent.
Prior to any treatment, your dentist will assess and target the reason for the discolouration of your teeth, which can vary from food and drink, trauma, medications, smoking and age.
Want to know more about teeth whitening in Box Hill? Book a consultation at Middleborough Dental today!
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