Tooth whitening is our most affordable form of cosmetic dentistry.
A beautiful white smile can boost confidence and make us feel good about ourselves.
Coffee, tea, red wine and smoking discolour our teeth whilst those who have had antibiotics when young or even aging can find their teeth are dull or stained.
Here at Lilli Pilli Dental our whitening system is one that is done in the privacy of your own home at a time that suits you through the day.
Impressions are taken of your teeth and custom-made trays are prepared. These trays fit snugly over your teeth allowing the whitening solution to achieve maximum results.
We recommend the trays be worn for approximately 1 hour each day until the desired shade is achieved. We find that most patients are delighted with their results after around 2 weeks but this could take up to 3 weeks or even as quick as a few days. This depends on the shade you wish to achieve and also how discoloured your teeth were initially.
We recommend the trays be worn last thing at night before bed when no further coffee, tea and wine is to be consumed. This optimizes the results you will achieve.
Dentist issued tooth whitening treatments are completely safe to use and have undergone extensive testing to ensure this. Prior to whitening we would conduct an examination of your teeth and gums to ensure suitability. Over the 2 – 3 weeks of whitening a little sensitivity may be experienced which often subsides after a few hours. If it persists we suggest ceasing treatment for a day or two after which treatment continues on as before.
Whitening is an exciting cosmetic treatment that most people benefit from. The results, however, do vary from one patient to another depending on a number of reasons. If patients have a darker shade of tooth before whitening is commenced, results are usually more obvious and quicker to respond.
We don’t, however, recommend whitening for pregnant or lactating women as well as children under the age of 13. Whitening results should last for 1 – 3 years but we recommend a top-up over a couple of days maybe 6 monthly or if you have that special occasion. To make the most of your new beautiful smile we suggest daily flossing and brushing twice a day. Please remember the things that originally discoloured your teeth will once again stain them if care isn’t taken.
At Lilli Pilli Dental we are excited about our whitening system and would love to answer any questions you might have. If you are interested and wish to make an appointment, please give us a ring as we are more than happy to help
lILLI Pilli Dental practice 487 Port Hacking Road Caringbah South NSW 2229