Teeth whitening considerations

Posted on September 25th, 2018

In our world of high beauty standards and increasingly popular cosmetic treatments, people have never placed more value on having beautiful white teeth and a radiant smile than they do now. However, this often comes into conflict with our desire to consume things like soft drinks and wines – both of which can stain our teeth over time and leave them looking yellow. We understand it can feel like a battle to maintain proper dental hygiene while enjoying the things that may not be healthy for your teeth. Fortunately, by taking some initiative, there are a few things you can do to keep your teeth looking as white as possible.

Methods to Keep Your Teeth White

While nothing can substitute for a professional teeth whitening service such as the ones we offer to patients, a number of inexpensive home remedies can be used to subtly whiten your teeth and keep them looking healthy. Aside from general lifestyle and diet changes, here a few methods we suggest you try:

Whitening Gel or Toothpaste

You can buy a gel or toothpaste that’s specifically designed to polish and whiten your teeth by gently removing surface stains that accumulate over time. Like brushing with normal toothpaste, it’s necessary to rinse out your mouth thoroughly after brushing.

Professional whitening using carbamide Peroxide

The dentist fabricates custom made trays. Patients are then instructed on how to safely apply a 16% solution of carbamide peroxide to the trays at home for best results.

Our dental practice in Wheelers Hill / Glen Waverley, along with providing a wide range of treatments, does offer professional teeth whitening. To find out more, get in touch with us today by calling us on (03) 9560 2702 or by filling out our convenient contact form.