Teeth whitening is a convenient way to boost or restore the whiteness of your smile. It’s a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure and one you can do in-chair or in the comfort of your home. You may have wondered, “Is teeth whitening safe?” The answer is yes when performed correctly under the careful supervision of a trained dentist.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?: The Basics
Teeth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide formula to gently lift and remove stains from the surface of your teeth. Surface stains are caused by age, drinking dark liquids, tobacco, and other lifestyle factors.
If you have discolouration in your dentin’s deeper layers from trauma, decay, or medications, you need more complex cosmetic procedures. You may qualify for porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, or dental implants. Before a teeth whitening treatment, your Bright Dental Group dentist carefully examines your teeth and gums to see if you’re a good candidate for in-chair or at-home whitening.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?: In-Chair Whitening
At Bright Dental Group, we offer in-chair teeth whitening treatments that take just 30 minutes. You can see us on our lunch break and return to work with a brighter, whiter smile to show off to your colleagues and clients.
We use the Pola Whitening System because it is safe and provides great results. We’ll first identify your tooth colour. We’ll estimate how many shades whiter you should go to achieve your ideal tooth whiteness.
We carefully cover your gums to protect them from the peroxide mixture. Pola utilises a special Desensitising Technology to protect your dental nerves and gums from irritation during the whitening process.
Your dentist applies a thin layer of Pola whitening gel to your teeth and rinses it away when the whitening is complete. Your dentist gives you a take-home kit with Pola Luminate brush-on treatment for topping up your white smile whenever you need it. Unlike other products, you don’t need customised trays to brighten your smile at home.
With Pola, you can expect your white smile to last 6-12 months.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?: Take-Home Whitening
Our Pola take-home kits offer a convenient way to whiten your smile in a time frame that fits your schedule. Our take-home kits come in varying strengths, depending on your preferences. You can whiten your teeth at home in 30-90 minutes per day or overnight and achieve optimal results in 10-14 days.
Pola Day, Pola Night, and Pola CP whitening trays are customised to mould around your teeth comfortably, protecting your gums from the peroxide solution. They also use the same Desensitising Technology to protect your teeth and nerves from any burning or discomfort. Use the Pola Luminate brush-on treatment for top-ups to keep your smile white for 6-12 months.
How Safe is Teeth Whitening for Pregnant Mothers and Seniors?
We do not recommend teeth whitening while you are pregnant. However, we can do a teeth cleaning which can help whiten your smile until your bundle of joy arrives.
Seniors are excellent candidates for teeth whitening treatment. Wipe away the signs of ageing and rejuvenate your smile with a teeth whitening treatment at Bright Dental Group.
Call Us to Arrange Your Teeth Whitening Consultation
For more information on our teeth whitening services, contact Bright Dental Group of Glenmore Park on (02) 4708 9691.