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What is teeth whitening?
You can bleach your teeth to lighten their colour and brighten your smile. After the treatment, you can expect to find your smile looking multiple shades whiter. Although many people choose to undergo this process, it is not necessary and is an optional procedure. There are numerous whitening methods, and your dentist will discuss the differences with you so you can make an informed decision on which is more suited to you.
How can you prevent discolouration?
There are multiple ways you can prevent discolouration:
· If you are a smoker, or if you drink a lot of coffee, soft drinks, or red wine, considering cutting back on the habit
· Improve your dental hygiene with consistent and regular brushing and flossing
· Visit the dentist and get a deep clean at least every six months
If you’re looking for teeth whitening in Box Hill North, one option we offer is in-chair whitening. For this procedure, you will get to stay in the dentist’s chair for the entirety of this treatment. First, your dentist will apply a special gel to your teeth. Then the gel is activated with the use of a blue LED light. The entire process is relatively quick and will take roughly an hour to complete. When finished, you can expect to see results up to 8 levels lighter.
Another choice we have is take-home whitening. When you come in for your appointment, your dentist will make a mould of your mouth, which we will use to create custom trays that fit you perfectly. You take the trays home, along with a gel. Once at home, you place the gel into the trays, then wear the trays for a specified period. This process will take one to two weeks overall to complete, and you should see significant lightening after that time.