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Teeth Whitening

Not all Whitening is the same

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Done by a dentist, teeth whitening can lead to an improved, more confident smile. But due to the recent popularity of the procedure a large number of potentially dangerous and unsafe teeth whitening options have emerged. Some over the counter and storefront budget teeth whitening courses can lead to irritation of the teeth and gums, severe pain, nausea, or worse.

Not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. If your teeth and gums are not in a healthy condition before you whiten, the procedure may cause more damage. Even if there is nothing wrong with your teeth there may be other reasons why whitening won’t work.

If your teeth are a grey shade they will take longer and won't go as light as yellowish teeth. If your teeth have translucent edges whitening could exacerbate this. If your front teeth are heavily filled or you have a crown or veneer whiting might not be for you as it will make these restorations stand out more. If you have gum disease and recession or exposed root surfaces of you teeth these will need to be assessed before whitening. If you are after the very artificial white toilet bowl look teeth whitening will not fulfil your expectations.

During the whitening period you should avoid food and drinks that stain e.g. tea and coffee, red wine, curries and smoking. Make your appointment to assess your suitability for teeth whitening at least a month before any big event. This will allow time to get your teeth cleaned and trays custom made. Use your whitening trays the night before your event to ensure that extra sparkle on the day. A tan and dark lipstick will make your teeth look even whiter.

To find out which of the treatments is right for you, or to discuss other methods of rejuvenating and enhancing your smile, contact us on (02) 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au to schedule an appointment.

Not all Whitening is the same

There are two ways to whiten teeth

Done by a dentist, teeth whitening can lead to an improved, more confident smile. But due to the recent popularity of the procedure a large number of potentially dangerous and unsafe teeth whitening options have emerged. Some over the counter and storefront budget teeth whitening courses can lead to irritation of the teeth and gums, severe pain, nausea, or worse.

Not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. If your teeth and gums are not in a healthy condition before you whiten, the procedure may cause more damage. Even if there is nothing wrong with your teeth there may be other reasons why whitening won’t work.

If your teeth are a grey shade they will take longer and won't go as light as yellowish teeth. If your teeth have translucent edges whitening could exacerbate this. If your front teeth are heavily filled or you have a crown or veneer whiting might not be for you as it will make these restorations stand out more. If you have gum disease and recession or exposed root surfaces of you teeth these will need to be assessed before whitening. If you are after the very artificial white toilet bowl look teeth whitening will not fulfil your expectations.

During the whitening period you should avoid food and drinks that stain e.g. tea and coffee, red wine, curries and smoking. Make your appointment to assess your suitability for teeth whitening at least a month before any big event. This will allow time to get your teeth cleaned and trays custom made. Use your whitening trays the night before your event to ensure that extra sparkle on the day. A tan and dark lipstick will make your teeth look even whiter.

To find out which of the treatments is right for you, or to discuss other methods of rejuvenating and enhancing your smile, contact us on (02) 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au to schedule an appointment.

A beautiful smile can ignite a room, projecting an image of self-assurance and confidence.

Are you happy with the way your teeth are, except for their colour? Do you smoke or drink lots of caffeine, and hate the stains that make your teeth look yellow and aged?

Patients of all ages can enhance their smile. Even the most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference to your professional and social life by projecting confidence in the way you look and feel about yourself.

A beautiful smile can ignite a room, projecting an image of self-assurance and confidence.

Are you happy with the way your teeth are, except for their colour? Do you smoke or drink lots of caffeine, and hate the stains that make your teeth look yellow and aged?

Patients of all ages can enhance their smile. Even the most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference to your professional and social life by projecting confidence in the way you look and feel about yourself.

There are two ways to whiten teeth

Take home whitening system
This is the most popular form of whitening. It provides great results and is relatively inexpensive. Two appointments are usually necessary - the first to take an impression of your teeth and get the trays custom made in the lab. The second appointment to ensure the trays fit and to teach the patient how to use the trays and to clean their teeth.

Trays are usually worn while you sleep for just 7 nights. This may need to be prolonged if your teeth are particularly dark or a greyish shade. Newer products claim to be able to produce the same results in 3 days or by wearing the trays twice a day for ½ an hour at a time. It has yet to be proven that this method will provide the same result.

In chair whitening
A light is used to enhance the effects of the whitening gel. The process usually takes between 1 – 1 ½ hrs during which the gums, cheek and other soft tissue are covered to prevent whitening gel from making contact with them.

The advantage of this method is that it is relatively quick. The disadvantage is that it produces more sensitivity which is temporary. To get the best results from in chair whitening you should still have custom made trays made which you should wear 2-3 times about 48 hrs after you’re in chair session.

Not all Whitening is the same

Done by a dentist, teeth whitening can lead to an improved, more confident smile. But due to the recent popularity of the procedure a large number of potentially dangerous and unsafe teeth whitening options have emerged. Some over the counter and storefront budget teeth whitening courses can lead to irritation of the teeth and gums, severe pain, nausea, or worse.

Not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. If your teeth and gums are not in a healthy condition before you whiten, the procedure may cause more damage. Even if there is nothing wrong with your teeth there may be other reasons why whitening won’t work.

If your teeth are a grey shade they will take longer and won't go as light as yellowish teeth. If your teeth have translucent edges whitening could exacerbate this. If your front teeth are heavily filled or you have a crown or veneer whiting might not be for you as it will make these restorations stand out more. If you have gum disease and recession or exposed root surfaces of you teeth these will need to be assessed before whitening. If you are after the very artificial white toilet bowl look teeth whitening will not fulfil your expectations.

During the whitening period you should avoid food and drinks that stain e.g. tea and coffee, red wine, curries and smoking. Make your appointment to assess your suitability for teeth whitening at least a month before any big event. This will allow time to get your teeth cleaned and trays custom made. Use your whitening trays the night before your event to ensure that extra sparkle on the day. A tan and dark lipstick will make your teeth look even whiter.

To find out which of the treatments is right for you, or to discuss other methods of rejuvenating and enhancing your smile, contact us on (02) 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au to schedule an appointment.

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There are two ways to whiten teeth

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Take home whitening system
This is the most popular form of whitening. It provides great results and is relatively inexpensive. Two appointments are usually necessary - the first to take an impression of your teeth and get the trays custom made in the lab. The second appointment to ensure the trays fit and to teach the patient how to use the trays and to clean their teeth.

Trays are usually worn while you sleep for just 7 nights. This may need to be prolonged if your teeth are particularly dark or a greyish shade. Newer products claim to be able to produce the same results in 3 days or by wearing the trays twice a day for ½ an hour at a time. It has yet to be proven that this method will provide the same result.

In chair whitening
A light is used to enhance the effects of the whitening gel. The process usually takes between 1 – 1 ½ hrs during which the gums, cheek and other soft tissue are covered to prevent whitening gel from making contact with them.

The advantage of this method is that it is relatively quick. The disadvantage is that it produces more sensitivity which is temporary. To get the best results from in chair whitening you should still have custom made trays made which you should wear 2-3 times about 48 hrs after you’re in chair session.

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A beautiful smile can ignite a room, projecting an image of self-assurance and confidence.

Are you happy with the way your teeth are, except for their colour? Do you smoke or drink lots of caffeine, and hate the stains that make your teeth look yellow and aged?

Patients of all ages can enhance their smile. Even the most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference to your professional and social life by projecting confidence in the way you look and feel about yourself.

© Taylor Groenlund & Doan. All rights reserved

Take home whitening system
This is the most popular form of whitening. It provides great results and is relatively inexpensive. Two appointments are usually necessary - the first to take an impression of your teeth and get the trays custom made in the lab. The second appointment to ensure the trays fit and to teach the patient how to use the trays and to clean their teeth.

Trays are usually worn while you sleep for just 7 nights. This may need to be prolonged if your teeth are particularly dark or a greyish shade. Newer products claim to be able to produce the same results in 3 days or by wearing the trays twice a day for ½ an hour at a time. It has yet to be proven that this method will provide the same result.

In chair whitening
A light is used to enhance the effects of the whitening gel. The process usually takes between 1 – 1 ½ hrs during which the gums, cheek and other soft tissue are covered to prevent whitening gel from making contact with them.

The advantage of this method is that it is relatively quick. The disadvantage is that it produces more sensitivity which is temporary. To get the best results from in chair whitening you should still have custom made trays made which you should wear 2-3 times about 48 hrs after you’re in chair session.

9637 8877

9897 1107

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© Taylor Groenlund & Doan. All rights reserved

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9637 8877

9897 1107

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Teeth Whitening

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For many years Taylor Groenlund & Doan has been caring for Westmead Voucher patients as well as Dept of Veteran Affairs patients.

Teeth Whitening