Teeth whitening: The ins and outs

Teeth whitening: The ins and outs

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

Hands-up who doesn’t want whiter teeth.

Why wouldn’t we all want a brighter smile that’d give Angelina Jolie or Bradley Cooper a run for their money?

It’s amazing how much our smiles can impact our looks and more importantly, our confidence.

Over time, daily habits such as drinking coffee, alcohol and eating certain foods, take their toll on our teeth. So much so that our teeth are no longer sparkling.

The good news is all isn’t lost. There are a number of teeth whitening options but as always, it’s important to consider your health and safety.

It’s always in your best interest to have a professional whiten your teeth. While it may be really convenient to get it done while you’re out shopping and happen to see a booth in the middle of the center… Things can go wrong (ask your dentist to explain).

Having a brighter smile is great but arming yourself with some basic knowledge will make the experience all the more better. First up, be prepared for some tooth and gum sensitivity straight after the procedure is completed. It’s one of the most common side effects of teeth whitening.

In terms of how white your teeth will be after (and how long it lasts) it’s all done and dusted comes down to a number of factors including:

  • How badly stained were your teeth prior to whitening.
  • How often you use products to maintain your whitening.

If you’re looking for information in regards to what food and drink to avoid after whitening your teeth, dentists will commonly tell you to think of things this way. Consider a white t-shirt or singlet: If something you’re drinking or eating could stain it, it’s also likely to stain your teeth.

Here at NovaDental, we’ve done everything we can to provide the comfort and atmosphere that’ll make the process all that more easier for you.

Not only do we use the latest research and technology, we have a couple of different options for you to choose from depending on your unique situation ( learn more here).

Chances are, if this is something you’ve been considering for a while, you would have looked up teeth whitening on the internet. It’s really important you understand that each case has different needs that’ll require adapting according to a patient’s personal goals.

Anything you read about whitening being a quick treatment is basically skimming over the finer points and those important details.

NovaDental is committed to providing you with a longer-term solution, not a quick fix that’s likely to reappear in a short amount of time.

If you are considering teeth whitening, we invite you to visit our Toorak clinic for a FREE 15 minute consultation. Here, we’ll assess your dental health and work together to determine which whitening options best suit your end goals.