Teeth Whitening Leichhardt
Everyone is unique. Just as our eye, hair and skin colour, our teeth’s colour also varies.
Very few people are born with naturally white teeth, and besides, our teeth can also become more discoloured as we age.
Teeth can also be stained by food and drinks such as tea, coffee, and wine.
Smoking and use of other tobacco products can also contribute to the discolouration of the teeth.
Our Teeth Whitening Service in Leichhardt
Professional teeth bleaching is the most commonly performed teeth whitening method.Our Leichhardt dental team will be able to tell you if you are qualified for the procedure.
First, your Leichhardt dentist will put a rubber shield or a gel on your gums for protection.Next, the whitening agent will be applied to the teeth using a tray that fits into your mouth like a mouthguard.
The ‘active ingredient’ is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As this ‘active ingredient’ breaks down, oxygen is absorbed into the surfaces of the teeth, and the tooth shade lightens.
Your Leichhardt dentist will take impressions of your teeth to make a mould and instruct you on how to use it with the bleaching gel.
Then, using your mouthguard at home, apply the gel for a specific period of time for over 2 to 4 weeks.
Some whitening gels can be left on the teeth up to 8 hours for each time, which shortens the treatment period to 1 week.
Care for Whitened Teeth at Home
Maintain the whiteness of your teeth by limiting your intake of highly staining food and beverages.
Smoking cessation also helps in preventing discolouration.
Here are some tips to help you take care of your teeth:
- Thoroughly brush your teeth before going to bed at night and at least once other time during the day. Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Limit your sugary foods and drinks intake.
- Visit your Leichhardt dentist regularly, as often as recommended.
Teeth Whitening in Leichhardt
Enjoy life’s best moments with brighter teeth and a stunning smile. Talk to your Leichhardt dentist today to know more about and experience our teeth whitening options.
At My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental), here’s nothing more we want than to give you a smile you deserve.
We are located at Shop 48, Leichhardt Marketplace Shopping Centre, 122-138 Flood Street in Leichhardt.