YOUR SMILE IS YOURS OR LIFE, BE PROUD OF IT!
Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from daily oral hygiene and regular cleanings at your dentist’s office, but if you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your whitening options.
Start by speaking with your dentist. He or she can tell you whether whitening procedures would be suitable for you. If you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth the bleach will not affect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. You may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Here at Northern Beaches Dental we recommend the at-home bleaching technique.
Peroxide-containing whiteners actually bleach the tooth enamel. They typically come in a gel and are placed in a specially made lightweight bleaching tray. There are potential side effects, such as increased sensitivity or gum irritation. Once you have completed the days recommended by your Dentist, your smile will be much brighter. Then every few months you can top up the brightness of your smile at your own discretion.