If your teeth have lost their natural lustre and appear discoloured, stained or yellowed, then whitening should be an avenue to consider. At Family Dental Care, we offer two methods to choose from; though it’s best to consult your dentist first to ensure all of your cavities are filled and your gums are healthy candidates for whitening product use.
External Professional Bleaching – External whitening is a fast and effective way to whiten teeth. It’s also great for sensitive teeth as the procedure is closely monitored by a dentist. It involves applying a highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel onto teeth exterior. A laser is often used in conjunction with the gel to accelerate and amplify the tooth whitening process for enhanced results.
Internal Professional Bleaching – Internal staining can discolour teeth from the inside out, so this procedure is often required if the inside of a tooth is the actual cause of discolouration. It’s also commonly administered when a tooth has undergone endodontic therapy (root canal). Essentially, your dentist will drill a hole into the affected tooth and insert a bleaching agent directly inside the tooth. Bleach is left inside the tooth for a short period of time before its removed and the hole is filled.
At Family Dental Care we have a range of whitening procedure to suit your needs, from In-chair whitening to take home kit, meaning we can now provide Teeth Whitening in just one procedure at our practice or a customized tray that allows you to do it at home. So book in for a free consult about your options!