If your teeth are stained or discoloured, teeth whitening could be a suitable solution for restoring their natural whiteness.
Our dentists in Karratha use non-invasive, advanced whitening techniques to help you achieve a whiter smile.
Who needs teeth whitening?
You may be suitable for teeth whitening treatments if your teeth have discoloured over time or if your teeth are naturally less white. Teeth whitening is not suitable for all patients, your dentist will examine your teeth and determine your eligibility for either in-chair or take-home teeth whitening treatment.
Teeth can discolour due to:
- natural ageing
- poor oral hygiene
- stains from food, drinks and tobacco
- injury or disease.
What is professional teeth whitening?
Our dentists will explain what the tooth whitening procedure involves during your consultation. We will first perform an oral examination to check for any oral health conditions that need to be treated before your teeth are whitened. We’ll also check for existing dental work that may determine your eligibility and affect whitening results.
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that does not require anaesthetic. We will apply a protective gel to your gums so that they will not be affected by the bleaching agent.
During the treatment, your dentist will apply a hydrogen peroxide solution to your teeth in the quantity needed. The solution is then activated by ultraviolet light and works to cover stains and whiten the enamel. Teeth whitening is usually complete within an hour.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is a non-permanent cosmetic procedure and you may need to arrange a follow-up treatment to repeat the process in the future.
You can keep whiter teeth for longer by avoiding smoking and food and drinks that stain, such as blueberries, blackcurrants, red wine, coffee and tea.
If you prefer a longer-lasting alternative, ask our dentists about dental veneers.
What is home teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening kits can be used at home however, it usually takes longer time to whiten your teeth and may not whiten with the same effect as in-chair whitening treatment.
Our dentists can provide take-home teeth whitening kits that should be used for an hour each day for up to two weeks. These kits include a whitening gel and a tray custom-fitted for your mouth.
Give us a call
Book a consultation with our local dentists to find out more about our teeth whitening techniques. At Karratha Smiles Dental Centre, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a white and healthy smile.