What You Can Expect from Teeth Whitening

What You Can Expect from Teeth Whitening

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Everyone experiences teeth discolouration. It’s part of the process of aging. However, it can also be accelerated by smoking, drinking coffee, or even just eating richly coloured foods. To brighten and maintain a more striking smile, many people undergo teeth whitening, either with DIY kits available in stores or in the dentist’s chair. Here is what you need to know about teeth whitening.

What To Expect With Over-the-Counter and DIY Teeth Whitening Kits

Over-the-counter kits are enticing because they’re cheap and easily accessible. There are a number of teeth whitening products, including whitening strips, whitening gels with dental trays, and whitening toothpaste. You can also find bleaching and non-bleaching varieties. The biggest problem is that everyone’s teeth are different, and over-the-counter solutions are a one-size fits-all deal. Slightly crooked teeth can mean whitening strips result in uneven whitening. In addition, many products will be too weak for some, leading to essentially zero results. Even worse is that many products will be too strong for others, leading to increased sensitivity and damage to your teeth, which will likely result in worsened discolouration. Whitening solutions you can make at home with products like lemon juice and baking soda are similarly problematic. Even though they may be low cost — or even cost-free, if you already have the ingredients at home — they can potentially damage your tooth enamel. This damage can lead to more discolouration and may create or exacerbate tooth problems that will eventually require dental services. That is why many people choose to leave teeth whitening to the professionals.

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

The greatest benefit of professional teeth whitening is safety. Your dentist will know what they’re doing and will have the tools and products to whiten your teeth safely. Since dentists’ top priority is the health of their patients’ teeth, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the teeth whitening procedure won’t create tooth problems in the future. On top of that, they’ll be able to discern which whitening method works best for you and your teeth, increasing the likelihood you’ll receive the results you’re looking for! You won’t have to pore over instructions, figure out measurements, or clean up any messes.

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Going to a professional Dentist is the safest option for teeth whitening

The Phillips Whitening System at Sleep Dentistry Melbourne

At Sleep Dentistry Melbourne, we are committed to providing our clients with optimal dental procedures and care. The Phillips Whitening System is both effective and convenient. We offer a quick, in-clinic teeth whitening treatment and a take-home kit for those who want to do it themselves. The difference is we will explain the process and make sure you understand the steps. In addition, we have different kits for different needs, so we’ll make sure you have the one that’s best for your teeth.

If you are interested in getting your teeth whitened, you can make an appointment with us by contacting us through our website or calling one of our clinics.


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