Australia’s wedding season is fast approaching, with November often being the second busiest month for weddings in our country, especially for those living in the scenic Northern Gold Coast. Whether you are a bride, a groom or an attendee, our friendly team at Runaway Bay Dental Care is here to help*! They offer many different types of cosmetic procedures from complete smile makeovers to simple cleaning to teeth whitening both in-chair and take-home.
The desire to have the perfect white smile has become very popular over the years and due to recent advances in bleaching materials and techniques, it has now become easier and more affordable than ever to achieve the results patients desire.
Nowadays there are multiple techniques used to achieve a lighter and brighter tooth colour, but which of these techniques can achieve the best result while still being convenient and tolerable by patients?
Take-home teeth whitening kits
This method is by far the easiest and most cost-effective treatment. Our patients can achieve the desired result by taking as little as a couple of hours out of their day to dedicate to the treatment. Take-home teeth whitening kits are now considered to be the safest and most convenient method of tooth whitening.
So, how do they work?
Take-home kits consist of custom moulded bleaching trays and bleaching gel. The custom bleaching trays are specifically designed and fitted by a dentist to ensure they fit the patient’s teeth perfectly, thus allowing the bleaching gel to cover the whole surface of each tooth.
At home, the bleaching gel is applied into the trays which are then placed on the teeth for a duration recommended by the dentist. This process is then repeated every day or so until the desired result is achieved.
This means that take-home teeth whitening kits are customisable to each patient’s needs.
Will bleaching cause tooth sensitivity?
The amount of tooth sensitivity that is experienced after teeth whitening is often overdramatised, but patients should not fear – your dentist would never want to recommend anything that would deliberately cause you pain.
Yes, temporary teeth sensitivity can occur due to the bleaching agent, but it can also be reduced by using a de-sensitising toothpaste during and up to two weeks after the tooth whitening treatment is completed.
By using the bleaching trays for the amount of time recommended by your dentist, the amount of post-bleaching sensitivity can be reduced to a minimum.
Tooth whitening Northern Gold Coast
Why not come in and see us today to begin your teeth-whitening journey? Runaway Bay Dental Care offers appointments 6 days a week with our experienced dentists who are experts at teeth whitening for any occasion.
*All Coastal Dental Care practices offer teeth whitening.