Teeth Whitening Palmview

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Teeth Whitening Palmview

We provide professional teeth whitening services near Palmview. With a patient-centric approach, our experienced team provides courteous service and useful information to every patient we treat.

Dr Keith Doonan, of Doonan Dental, has many years of experience of whitening teeth, with over a thousand cases of teeth whitening completed.

Teeth whitening is a popular, relatively simple procedure that enhances your smile – and makes you want to! It is an effective way of removing the long-lasting effects of food and drink, such as red wine, tea, and coffee. Consumables like these can stain your teeth over time.

There are a number of teeth whitening treatments available, though they are not all equally effective. It’s best to discuss your needs and requirements with a teeth whitening dentist, such as Keith Doonan.

Contact us now, or continue reading to find out more about our teeth whitening services near Palmview.

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Teeth Whitening Palmview

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

All teeth whitening processes in today’s market rely on an active ingredient of hydrogen peroxide. A breakdown of hydrogen peroxide results in the release of water, hydrogen ions and bleaching factors (molecular oxygen, oxygen ions and free radicals).

Therefore, predictable and effective teeth whitening is dependent upon the ability of bleaching factors to penetrate deeply into the micro structure of teeth.

Dentists commonly find that a single visit in-chair and power bleaching of ALL TYPES has a high incidence of unpredictability. This is because of the inability of the bleaching factors to penetrate into the deeper parts of the tooth.

What Makes Our Teeth Discolour?

The inherent colour or shade of your teeth is dependent upon the natural pigment molecules within each tooth. After you get your ‘adult teeth’, external stains absorb into the tooth structure and become intrinsic stains of the tooth, which add to the colour (or darkness).

As more pigment and stain molecules enter each tooth over time, they join together to create larger molecules or clusters. The larger these components become the darker they appear.

Overall, the combination of the natural colour or shade of teeth you developed as an adult and the joining of these stain molecules with those of materials you consume are responsible for the slow progressive darkening of our teeth over time.

Any bleaching or teeth whitening product must be able to penetrate these stains, as well as break down the large stain-producing molecules.

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What is The Best Way to Whiten Teeth?

There are a number of ‘methods’ to whiten your teeth, such as:

  • Whitening gels
  • Whitening toothpastes
  • Home teeth whitening kits
  • Bleaching agents
  • Whitening agents
  • Teeth whitening trays

In truth, the permeability of your tooth to bleaching factors determines how successful a tooth whitening process will be – not necessarily which method you try. If bleaching factors have free access and adequate time to saturate deeply into the tooth, whitening will be remarkably successful every time.

With years’ of experience and over a thousand cases of teeth whitening completed, we have found the best tooth whitening system available on the market is Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching. This is because this method of whitening focuses on the conditioning of teeth (removal of packed debris within the tooth microstructure).

Kor Whitening conditions teeth much more than typical whitening. Not only are the teeth much whiter after at-home whitening, they are also extremely “conditioned.” Bleaching factors from the accelerated in-chair peroxide can then flood the tooth for a highly effective end result.

What is the Best Age to Have Your Teeth Whitened?

The microstructure of younger teeth is much more permeable to bleaching factors than that of older teeth. So, generally speaking, younger teeth can get very white very rapidly.

In fact, whitening is probably most effective at about age 14. Older teeth can still be whitened considerably but more attention to technique, and often more time, is required to produce the desired result.

What are My Options for Teeth Whitening?

Kor Night: this is simply an at-home whitening solution with no in-chair component. This is sufficient for those who simply want to brighten up their smile but are not after the WOW white smile.

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Teeth Whitening Palmview

Are there Any Side Effects of Teeth Whitening?

There are two commonly reported side effects of teeth whitening: teeth sensitivity and gum irritation.

Tooth sensitivity: Typically any sensitivity will be mild and last only a day or two after completion of whitening. During Kor whitening, we place a great emphasis on reducing tooth sensitivity. It is important to ensure that your teeth are not excessively sensitive to cold drinks or foods prior to beginning whitening.

Desensitisers will also be used throughout the whitening process to mitigate any sensitivity. As hard as we may try, approximately one in 100 people will be unable to whiten their teeth because of severe sensitivity.

Gum irritation: This is uncommon during at-home procedures. If it does occur, it is usually of minor discomfort and goes away after a night off from bleaching.

Bleaching and fillings: It would be prudent to replace any amalgam fillings, especially in front teeth, with temporary tooth coloured fillings prior to bleaching. This will avoid the very limited risk of producing a green discolouration caused by the corrosion of copper in amalgam fillings.

We make every attempt to implement the most suitable treatment to each client we treat and avoid any lasting side effects. Apart from beautiful white teeth!

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