There are a host of reasons why our teeth discolour. Even with regular brushing, over time, they may not look as bright as they once were. Age, diet, lifestyle factors, illness, and some medications can all cause tooth discolouration. Whatever the cause, teeth may turn yellow, darken, or develop white or dark spots as time goes on. 

If you are experiencing tooth discolouration, there are simple cosmetic dental procedures available to help restore your bright smile and give you whiter teeth. Here’s how to make your teeth white

 

Dental Cleaning and Scaling

Outside of practicing healthy oral hygiene habits, one of the first things you can do to get whiter teeth is to visit the dentist for a dental cleaning and scaling. After examining your teeth, a dental hygienist performs a deep tooth cleaning and uses a scaler to remove built-up plaque and tartar around the gum line and between teeth. 

Once you have tartar, this can only be removed by professional tooth cleaning. To avoid plaque hardening into tartar in the future, brush and floss regularly. 

After the scaling, your dentist uses a high-powered toothbrush and mildly abrasive toothpaste to perform a deep clean and remove any leftover tartar. Next, they’ll floss your teeth, rinse out your mouth, and may have you use a fluoride rinse to complete the cleaning. 

 

Dental Consultation

If you don’t have whiter teeth after a tooth cleaning and still want to know how to make your teeth white, the next best step is to get professional teeth whitening. Australian dentists like Advanced Dental Care ask that you come in for a brief consultation before moving forward with teeth whitening. During this time, they’ll carry out an oral examination to check your oral health and discuss your best options for whiter teeth based on your particular situation. 

For instance, if you show any signs of gum disease, a tooth that needs filling, or other oral health issues, those oral health problems need to be addressed before you can receive professional teeth whitening.

How to Make Your Teeth White with Professional Teeth Whitening?

After you’ve gotten your teeth cleaned and scheduled a consultation about teeth whitening, you are ready to seek professional whitening services.

You can complete your teeth whitening process chairside or in the comfort of your home with a take-home teeth whitening kit. 

In-chair Whitening

At Advanced Dental Care, in-chair whitening is a procedure that’s completed chairside in our dental practice. The procedure can provide instant results, giving patients visibly whiter teeth in under an hour. 

Before beginning treatment, your dentist applies a rubber shield to protect your gums. Next, they carefully apply bleaching gel to your teeth. Most bleaching gels contain hydrogen peroxide, which uses a chemical reaction to break down stains and brighten the teeth. 

After a short time, your dentist will rinse the gel off your teeth and check to see what degree of whiteness they have achieved. If they determine further teeth whitening is needed, they will reapply the gel to your teeth up to three times until they reach the desired level of whiteness. Depending on the brand, your dentist recommends, they may activate the teeth whitening process by using a laser light. 

 

Take-home Teeth Whitening Kits 

Another popular method for how to make your teeth white is an at-home teeth whitening treatment. After you’ve consulted with your dentist and determined this is a viable option for you, your dentist will work with you to take impressions of your teeth and gums to develop custom made whitening trays for you to use at home. 

Once your customised trays have been made and arrive, your dentist will go over how to fill them and when and how long to wear them. The amount of time you need to wear your whitening trays depends on which brand you use and whether you wear them for shorter intervals during the day or sleep with them on through the night. While take-home whitening kits are not as immediate as in-chair whitening treatments, you should notice visibly brighter teeth within a few uses. 

At Advanced Dental Care in Dubbo, you can choose from in-office or at-home whitening options from trusted brands like Pola-office, Zoom, and Opalescence. 

 

Brighten Your Smile With Advanced Dental Care

Advanced Dental Care in Dubbo offers professional teeth whitening in the practice and at home if you’re looking for fast and effective teeth whitening treatment options. 

Brighten your smile by booking an appointment online or by calling us on (02) 6188 7103