There are a variety of reasons behind discoloured and stained teeth. Lifestyle factors, chromogenic food and drinks, development problems and natural ageing can all contribute.
It is important to consider the causes of discoloured teeth before you can effectively alter the colour of your teeth, which is why a dentist is the most skilled professional to offer advice surrounding teeth whitening.
Dentists know the best timing for teeth whitening procedures to ensure you have the most successful outcome. Our dentists at Cairns Precision Dental Group are trained to assess whether you are a good candidate for professional teeth whitening.
How does teeth whitening work?
The outer layer of teeth is called enamel, and is the softest part of the tooth. It has a sponge-like quality with pores that can absorb unwanted stains. Coffee, tea, wine, berries and smoking have active staining properties that can cause your teeth to become darker over time. These stains often cannot be brushed away with the standard toothbrush and toothpaste.
For the best results, a dentist will deliver a professional teeth whitening service without damaging your teeth. Although tooth sensitivity after whitening is normal, our dentists can offer you professional advice on how best to minimise any discomfort you may feel.
Standard trays, whitening toothpastes and whitening strips usually only offer minimal improvements, so professional teeth whitening has the best ability to remove unwanted stains.
Some individuals may require cosmetic fillings, veneers and/or crowns to achieve their desired smile.
Cairns Precision Dentist Offers In-Chair and Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Cairns Precision Dental is proud to offer Philips Zoom in-chair bleaching, which is renowned for its superior teeth whitening and uses light-activated technology to whiten teeth several shades in one visit.
Our dentists will apply a barrier to your mouth, lips and gums and then apply a unique whitening gel, which is activated by a special blue light. This specialised whitening system provides patients with immediate results in just one appointment.
Alternatively, our dentists can also offer you custom-fitted trays for take-home whitening that will take longer, but can also give you noticeably whiter teeth.
Let our dentists give you the confidence to give you the cosmetic smile you have always wanted. Book your appointment today!