Does Teeth Whitening Actually Work?

At Spa Dental Sydney CBD in Sydney CBD, there are many cosmetic procedures that can enhance the appearance of one’s smile. One such treatment is teeth whitening. A common and simple procedure that can be done either in a dental practice or a slower method can be completed in the comfort and convenience of your home. This slower method is designed specifically to last overnight, so that those people who opt for this method do not need to take any time out of their day in order to achieve a whiter and brighter smile. There are some people for whom this treatment works better than others. People who suffer from gum disease or have had certain previous work done on their teeth might find that the irritation that the bleaching chemicals have on the sensitive gums may not be worth the positive effects that happen on the bleaching of teeth. 

There is also a chance that increased tooth sensitivity can occur on teeth that are susceptible to this. By discussing past dental history with a dentist and allowing them to investigate the current condition of their teeth and gums, patients are ensuring that this procedure is the right choice for them. This is a better option than simply buying one of the many various kits online available to whiten teeth. The products found on the online marketplace will simply not be as good as one can find in a professional environment and the risk of damage to the teeth and gums is much greater. What are some alternatives if a patient finds that they cannot have professionally whitened teeth? 

It should be known that tooth coloured caps, fillings or crowns will not be whitened like the rest of the teeth. If any work has been done on the front teeth, patients need to consider this factor. In the case that a whitening treatment may not be in the best interests of a patient, there are other options available to them that may prove to work just as well. For light discolouration, using a whitening toothpaste and having teeth professionally cleaned really does work wonders for brightening and whitening a smile. It is less expensive and less intense, allowing a more gradual change that does not increase tooth sensitivity or damage gums. If a patient is set on having their teeth whitened but is suffering from some form of gum disease, it is essential that they work with their dentist in order to improve the condition of their gums before continuing with a whitening treatment. 

At a dental practice, a bleaching gel is inserted into a custom-made tooth tray that is fitted over a patient’s teeth and left to remove stains for a designated period of time. For teeth whitening in-house it is a relatively quick procedure with a high strength gel, whereas at home, treatments are less intense. Results will vary. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.