“Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dental treatments. What seems like a small change (the colour of your teeth) can drastically improve the look of your smile and your appearance overall”
— Dr Bruce Stevens
No one likes yellow teeth. Teeth Whitening can refresh your look and transform your smile removing stains and giving you a younger, more appealing look. At Bruce Stevens Dental we offer a range of teeth whitening options to cater to each of our patient’s needs.
In-chair whitening takes approximately one hour to complete and is directed by one of the lovely team members at Bruce Stevens Dental. We use Zoom! Whitening as it is one of the most trusted brands by dentists and the most sought after by patients. It has a great track record as a safe and effective whitening product.
Some of our patients prefer to complete their whitening treatment from the comfort of their homes as this fits better around their schedules. The DayWhite whitening gel is mild enough to use without professional supervision, but will still produce a whiter smile within days of use (optimal results after two weeks). This is also a great way to ‘top up’ your in-chair teeth whitening procedure as full results can recede if you don’t avoid staining foods and drinks in the long-term.
What causes yellow teeth?
Teeth stains can be caused by a number of reasons. Most commonly diet is a contributing factor. Staining properties in dark foods and drinks such as coffee, wine and tea can turn teeth a dull yellow colour.
Other contributors include:
Are DIY teeth whitening treatments safe?
Many DIY and over the counter whitening products work in the short term but are in fact damaging to your teeth. Abrasive products that attack the enamel offer a short term fix but the damage could leave your teeth with further damage in the long run.
Over the counter whitening kits are made with a one-size-fits all policy. Meaning trays may not fit snugly over your teeth like the professional take-home kits available through Bruce Stevens Dental. This can cause patchy results or even damage to the gums and mouth if the whitening agent spills out.
How long will my teeth stay white?
The results of your teeth whitening treatment will depend on your daily oral hygiene routine as well as the foods and drinks you consume. If you often forget to brush or flossing or daily drink coffee or red wine you may find your results do not last as long as they could. Reducing these foods and being careful to clean properly will ensure your treatment lasts as long as possible.
To visit Bruce Stevens Dental in Cairns please contact us to make an enquiry or schedule an appointment.