A white smile is often considered to be a sign of a good health and an attractive asset. Unfortunately, as time goes by our teeth can become discoloured or stained by habits like smoking, drinking coffee, or consuming excessive alcohol. The ageing process and the consumption of certain medications can also cause the teeth to lose their natural colour.
Many people who suffer from teeth discolouration find that this condition affects their self-esteem and their confidence levels. In fact, it is not uncommon to hear about people who avoid smiling as much as possible in order to hide their discoloured teeth. If this situation sounds familiar, you may benefit from undergoing a teeth whitening treatment with us.
Teeth whitening is a perfectly reliable and safe procedure when performed by trained professionals. There are different types of tooth whitening treatments available, so it is essential to have a personalised consultation with Dr. Samir in order to get advice on the most suitable treatment for your particular case. During the initial consultation, we will assess the overall health of your teeth and gum tissue. If you suffer from tooth decay or from gingivitis, teeth whitening may not be recommended until these issues are treated. Dr. Samir will also check for any allergies that may interfere with the whitening treatment.
Next, we will measure the degree of discolouration of your teeth using a whitening shade guide. It must be noted that the results of any whitening procedure will depend on the original colour of the teeth. On average, teeth whitening treatments can lighten the tone of your teeth by two to seven shades.
There are two main types of teeth whitening treatments: external and internal. External treatments make use of bleaching agents (often in the form of a gel) to achieve the desired results. You may also have heard of laser whitening procedures, which use a bleaching agent in combination with accelerating light pulses. Typically, external treatments only require one visit to the dentist, so in some cases you could be enjoying your new whiter smile in a matter of an hour.
If you have undergone root canal surgery, Dr Samir may recommend internal whitening treatments. This type of procedure requires replacing part of your filling it with the bleaching agent. It may be the case that internal whitening treatments require two or three visits.
Our dental practice specialises in teeth whitening treatments (internal and external). If you are considering undergoing teeth whitening in Sydney, give us a call today to discuss your options. We offer highly personalised attention and professional services in central Sydney.
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