Teeth Whitening

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they meet you, and as the saying goes, first impressions are lasting. A great big smile shows people your confidence levels, which can be important when trying to get that job you’ve always wanted, or when trying to attract the perfect companion. 

A smile is a person’s most powerful gesture, so if we feel good about our teeth we tend to smile more, which creates an image of happiness. Smiling also decreases stress in our minds and body, according to recent studies. This happens because smiling decreases the negative hormones associated with stress that affects our physical and mental health. 

Having a great smile has been an image concern throughout history, and even in ancient times the Romans were said to whiten their teeth with urine and goats milk. Thankfully whitening procedures have advanced since then, and it has never been easier to improve our smile with the whitening products available in today in Australia. 

Having whiter teeth is associated with good health and youthfulness, which is why it is the most requested cosmetic dental procedure today. Tooth whitening restores the natural colour of your teeth by applying a peroxide oxidizing agent which penetrates the enamel of the tooth, breaking down stain deposits in the dentin. 

Teeth are stained by things we consume through our mouths like coffee, tea, curry, sugary soda drinks, red wine and tobacco, to name a few. There are a few things you can do to lessen the impact of such food and drinks, like flossing, drinking dark liquids through a straw, and not brushing your teeth directly after dark sugary drinks so the enamel isn’t etched with the colour. 

Teeth Whitening is a simple procedure and is done at home. It is recommended to have your teeth checked by a dental professional prior to undergoing any whitening of your teeth, and your teeth must be thoroughly cleaned before the whitening product is applied. 

There are a few risks with at home bleaching which some are unaware of and can cause serious injury and discomfort to the mouth. Some home bleaching products that are not recommended by a dentist can cause chemical burns, over bleaching, irritation, ulcers, blistering of the gums, uneven colour, increased hot/cold sensitivity, and pain to the teeth and gums. 

People with crowns or veneers also must be aware that they will not change colour with bleaching, which can leave you with multi-coloured teeth. Another risk which sounds ridiculous but is not too uncommon is Bleachorexia, which is an unhealthy obsession with whitening their teeth. 

To get the best results from whitening in the safest way see your dentist. 

Dr Marek Rohozinski from Pialba Dental has been practicing as a dental surgeon for more than 32 years. His expertise in cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve your desired level of tooth whitening in Hervey Bay. He wants to help you achieve your whitening goals, and understands there is nothing quite as striking as a beautiful set of white teeth. His many years of experience and interest in cosmetic dentistry mean you can trust you will get the best results. Visit Pialba Dental for the best teeth whitening in Hervey Bay. And don’t forget to smile like the world is watching!