Your smile is unique, and everybody’s teeth are a slightly different colour and can stain and discolour in different ways. Typically, discolouration and tooth staining are caused by lifestyle habits and which include drinking coffee or tea, or a glass of red wine, eating highly coloured foods such as curry, or smoking. Even a cup of herbal or fruity tea can stain your teeth. The quickest and safest way to remove tooth stains is to have your teeth professionally whitened during an in-chair treatment.
Here at Casey Dental Group, we use Pola Advanced Tooth Whitening, a professional strength whitening system that is safe and effective. We use high-strength whitening treatments that contain a higher percentage of active ingredients, providing you with an excellent treatment outcome within a very short space of time. The active ingredient in professional teeth whitening products is hydrogen peroxide, which once applied to your teeth breaks down into oxygen and water ions. The oxygen ions can penetrate your tooth enamel, breaking down the molecules which cause tooth staining. Only a dentist or another dental professional under the supervision of a dentist can apply these higher strengths and more effective whitening products, ensuring you whiten safely.
Before we recommend any whitening treatment, our dentist will need to carefully assess your dental health to make sure whitening is safe and appropriate. It is essential to have had a full dental check-up and professional cleaning during the last 12 months. If you have fallen behind with your regular check-ups and cleanings, we can book an appointment for you before your whitening treatment.
Before beginning treatment, our dentist will use a shade guide to identify your current tooth colour. Using the shade guide, we can estimate how much whiter your teeth will look once treatment is completed. Next, the whitening gel is applied to your teeth using a specialised application technique which protects your teeth and gums during treatment. Pola Advanced Tooth Whitening has a unique formula that begins releasing active whitening ingredients immediately after application. Unlike some in chair whitening systems, we do not need to use UV light therapy to accelerate this process. Instead, we can whiten your teeth during a single comfortable visit while maintaining a neutral pH which helps to protect your teeth and gums during and after your treatment.
Once your whitening treatment is complete, we can provide lots of advice and information on how to maintain the results for as long as possible. Although your teeth will gradually discolour and stain, maintaining a regime of good oral hygiene and avoiding staining foods and drinks will help your smile to remain brighter for longer.