Teeth Whitening with Dr. Pedro Gonzalez in Fairfield
With summer and the holiday season upon us you may be considering investing some time and money on your smile to ensure you look your best on those festive pictures!
If teeth whitening is in your to-do list for the next couple of months, read the post below to find out what you should consider before selecting a product and provider to whiten your teeth.
You get for what you pay for!
There are various products in the market to help you whiten your teeth, some are over the counter, some are performed by a non-professional provider and some are performed by a professional provider, for instance, a dentist.
As you are probably thinking, the better prepared that your provider is, the more that they will charge for whitening your teeth.
Dentists study many years to gain the necessary skills that allow them to whiten your teeth in a safe manner by preserving your teeth’s health; they are also able to use much stronger products than what you can find over the counter or at a shopping centre’s stall, making the products provided by a dentist more effect in whitening your teeth.
The strength of the teeth whitening gel that is provided to you can make a big difference on the results that you get. Dentists can use higher concentration whitening gel because they know how, or can provide special appliances, to protect other areas of your mouth such as your gums and tongue.
When was the last time that you got your teeth professionally cleaned?
if you can’t remember the last time you got a professional dental clean, call your dentist now to book an appointment for it before getting your teeth whitened.
If you decide to whiten your teeth with an over the counter product or at a non-professional provider’s office, then you will effectively whiten your dental plaque, not your teeth.
Whichever provider you choose to whiten your teeth, remember that you should always prioritise the health of your teeth, if your dentists suggests to have some fillings done before whitening your teeth, don’t be disappointed!…you can always get your teeth whitened next year, but your teeth can’t repair themselves!
What happens after teeth whitening?
After getting your teeth whitened you will, most likely:
- Experience some degree of sensitivity, so goodbye to runs, talking and pretty much anything that will allow wind or air to touch your teeth.
- Have to restrict certain types of food and drink for 48 hours. You will need to avoid any coloured food, such as avocado, strawberries, coffee, red wine, etc.
So, if you are considering this procedure for a special occasion, try to get it done 2 weeks before the event to give you time to get over the above and be your pain-free self!
Call us today on 02 9727 0364, Pedro Gonzalez and his team are waiting for you at his Fairfield practice to discuss the most suitable whitening treatment for you!