Restoring the whiteness of your teeth requires a cosmetic dental procedure known as teeth whitening. Not only does it improve the appearance of your teeth, but it is also safe and relatively affordable. This procedure is quick to complete if you do the in-chair option, or we can supply you with products you can take home and apply yourself that are also effective.
Why Should I Whiten My Teeth?
One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. It can attract people to you or repel them away from you. Almost everybody wants to have white teeth, but lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking coffee discolour teeth.
Not having a smile that you are proud of can significantly impact your confidence and mental health. When interacting with people, you should have no inhibitions about laughing or smiling. Some people find discoloured teeth unattractive, and it may even be a deal-breaker for them when deciding whether or not to date you.
A lack of confidence a dull smile can produce can also impact your career, especially if you are in a profession requiring client interaction or in the beauty industry. You may feel that you are saving money by avoiding teeth whitening, but it could be costing you more in the long-run due to missed opportunities.
What Does Teeth Whitening Involve?
It is a safe procedure that involves bleaching your teeth to lighten their colour. We do a procedure called the Phillips Zoom In Chair, or we offer you over-the-counter products that are slightly less effective and riskier. The best option is to have our professional dentists conduct the teeth whitening in a sterile and controlled environment.
Opting to purchase the products from us means you will have to do the application yourself. It will take several days of application and can take up to an hour a day. If you opt for the Phillips Zoom, we will whiten your teeth in one session.
How Do My Options Weigh-Up?
It is better to opt for our in-house service, which includes a consultation to determine your eligibility. Before doing any kind of teeth whitening, you should find out if you are eligible. Certain people should not do teeth whitening for several reasons, especially if they already have a history of sensitive teeth.
We do a full check and clean to make sure that you are suitable for the treatment. If you are, our professional dentists proceed with the Phillips Zoom In Chair procedure.
Choosing this route allows you to have peace of mind, knowing that a professional is taking care of you in a clean and safe environment. You do not have to do anything yourself, and the procedure typically takes about an hour and a half.
It is a long-lasting solution that can be maintained over the years and is a very effective process, even on the most discoloured teeth.
The one issue that makes people choose to use over-the-counter products is the cost of the procedure. It is more expensive than whitening products because you receive a service from professionals.
The other option we offer is teeth whitening products. You can apply this product at home, on your own time. Keep in mind that you will have to use the product over the course of several days. The risk with this method is higher than if we do it.
Your environment may not be sterile, and there is a chance that you might not apply the product properly, reducing the product’s effectiveness.
Because you apply the product over a period of time in low doses as opposed to one big dose, you significantly reduce the risk of post-whitening tooth sensitivity.
One upside of buying a product to use at home instead of letting us do the procedure is that it will be less expensive.
What Should My Next Step Be?
The best thing you can do to decide what method is best for you is to get in touch with us. We will provide you with more information on both methods, and it will allow you to ask any questions we may not have answered.
Speaking to our qualified dentists will help you view teeth whitening in a positive way.