Think white, sparkling teeth are just for the rich and famous? Think again. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 74% of people believe an attractive smile can improve your career prospects, while a whopping 96% think that an attractive smile can make you more appealing to the opposite sex.
One thing’s for sure, whitening your teeth can dramatically change your appearance for the better. Want to look younger? Get rid of yellow, unsightly stains? Teeth whitening can help you achieve exactly that – and it’s a lot easier than you might think.
Why You Might Need Teeth Whitening?
When you book an appointment for teeth whitening at Frenchs Forest, we will describe the whitening process and what it involves. Some of the most common reasons to get your teeth whitened include heavy tobacco use, poor dental health, ageing, and drinking beverages such as wine, coffee, tea, and sugary drinks. Your tooth enamel contains pores which can hold stains, making your teeth look discoloured, brown, or yellow. But there is a way you can reverse the visible signs of tooth discolouration.
Different Types of Teeth Whitening Treatments
There are two different types of tooth whitening procedure. Non-vital whitening is performed if you have had a root canal treatment in the past, and when a tooth no longer has a live nerve. In contrast, vital whitening is carried out on teeth with live nerves. Usually, a gel-like solution (containing hydrogen peroxide) is applied to the surface of the tooth. This is done in the dentist’s chair, and sometimes a light will be used to activate the gel solution. Alternatively, you might be given a home whitening kit, where the dentist will take impressions of your teeth and create custom-made trays for you to where at home.
This is our method as it avoids the use of strong chemicals which can cause permanent sensitivity. The overnight gel method gives stunning and long lasting white teeth without causing sensitivity.
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