Brighter Smiles: Whitening Your Teeth & Keeping Them White
Brighter Smiles: Whitening Your Teeth & Keeping Them White
Smile Bright Like a Diamond With Langmore Dental Clinic in Berwick
Have you been looking for ways to whiten your teeth at home but finding the results are nothing like the celebrities and their sparkling pearly whites? Even when you do everything right, from the basics like brushing and flossing twice a day to avoiding foods that can stain your teeth, getting white teeth can be tricky. If you really want that camera-ready smile, you need to look into teeth whitening services at your dentist.
Top 3 Reasons Why Should You Get an In-Chair Teeth Whitening Service
Professional Whitening Is a Safer Procedure
Over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening is safe. But it’s also common knowledge that anything professionally done is always safer and better — including teeth whitening! Not to mention, easy access to teeth whitening materials can lead to overuse, misuse and long-term use, which can all be detrimental to your oral health.
Our dentists are trained to administer whitening products in the safest way possible. They have the tools and techniques to cover your gums, lips and mouth so they stay protected during the entire procedure. Our dentists also have access to professional-grade products to ensure effectiveness and safety.
Professional Whitening Is More Effective
To an extent, at-home products are effective teeth whiteners but incomparable to in-chair procedures. Because OTC products aren’t strictly regulated, the gel concentration is lower. Hence, they require prolonged usage to achieve significant results. Getting a professional teeth-whitening treatment at our dental clinic will give you a brighter, whiter and healthier smile in as quick as an hour!
Our dentists have access to more advanced technology, products and techniques that produce better results than OTC products. They can whiten your teeth up to 10 shades lighter within one visit, so you can smile more confidently as soon as the session ends!
Professional Whitening Has Longer Lasting Results
Because at-home products are less concentrated and less potent, results tend to be short lived. You would have to repeatedly purchase and use these products for continuous results, which can be more expensive in the long run. Since dentists have access to better and more potent products, in-chair teeth whitening produces results that significantly last longer.
You won’t have to undergo another session for a few months or even years. With professional whitening, you can keep smiling confidently!
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
If you want to have your teeth professionally whitened, you can get our standard in-chair teeth whitening treatments at our Berwick clinic for as little as $595 per session. You can also purchase our at-home professional-strength teeth whitening kits for $450.
The kit includes a set of customised whitening trays and a starter kit with four syringes of bleach. Plus, it also has detailed instructions on how to go about the procedure, so you can practise safety and ensure good results without your dentist’s supervision.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
There’s no fixed timeframe on how long professional teeth whitening lasts. Some patients may need a touch-up treatment after six months, while others enjoy bright smiles for as long as three years. Two main factors determine how long the results will last. These are oral hygiene and, surprisingly, diet.
Did you know fibrous fruits and vegetables are considered nature’s toothbrush? Fibrous natural foods, such as apples and carrots, scrub the surface of your teeth as you chew. They are also high in water content, which is helpful in washing away bacteria and food debris. This is why increasing your water intake also keeps your teeth healthy and white. Water rinses away food particles which stain your teeth.
So, make sure that you drink water after consuming staining food and drinks, like strawberries, coffee and tomato sauce, among others. Of course, nothing can replace brushing and flossing to keep your teeth clean and white. So, make sure you follow through on your good oral hygiene practices every day.
How To Keep Your Teeth White?
What can you do to maintain your pearly whites after a professional whitening job? Here are some aftercare tips to prevent tooth discolouration, so you can keep your teeth white after treatment!
- Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes.
- Floss at least once a day to remove food particles stuck in between teeth.
- Drop by your dentist’s clinic for regular professional cleanings every six months.
- Limit or avoid sugary food and beverages.
- Stay away from artificially coloured products.
- Limit your intake of staining food and beverages, such as coffee, tea, red wine, alcohol, dark berries and soda.
- Increase your water intake.
- Avoid tobacco products.
- You can also use OTC teeth whitening products occasionally. Make sure to follow the instructions, so you don’t overuse them and damage your teeth.
- Maintain a healthy diet. There are plenty of healthy foods that can improve your oral health and teeth colour. Try including these foods in your diet: pineapple, dairy, nuts, seeds, onions, celery, carrots and more!
Dazzle With a Smile, Book for an In-Chair Whitening Session Now!
Although many over-the-counter teeth whitening products, like strips, toothpaste and kits, dominate the market, sometimes, these products tend to take too long to work or don’t achieve the results you’re after. You might end up splurging for things that may not even work or only last for a short time.
Professional teeth whitening may cost more, but the end results are worth it! Not only does it work faster, but it also lasts longer. You’ll likely end up saving time and money in the long run. At Langmore Dental, we can certainly help you get that white smile you’ve been dreaming of. Book an appointment now with our Berwick dentists for a brighter, more confident smile!