Good & Bad Teeth Whitening

Tooth Whitening, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A youthful, white attractive smile is something that many people wish to have, in order to look younger, feel better about themselves and have more confidence.

Have you ever noticed how kids teeth are much whiter than adult teeth?

And, as we get older, our teeth get darker. This is because teeth are basically hollow tubes of dentine, and enamel, and on the inside, is the dental pulp (often called ‘the nerve’ of the tooth). In time, the inside of the tooth fills up with more dentine, which is darker and more opaque so with this our teeth will tend to get darker.

We get used to thinking that white teeth equals youth and vitality and old, dark teeth are a sign of aging.

Teeth whitening products can be categorised into three types

  1. In office chair side whitening
  2. Whitening products dispensed by a dentist, in a custom made tray
  3. Over the counter/brush on types

In office chairside whitening.

A very high concentration is placed on the teeth, and left for 15 minutes, and replaced up to four times. A light can be placed. Strangely enough, all the scientific evidence is that the light DOES NOT improve the results!. It is really just a brilliant marketing tool.

Custom made trays by a dentist.

Using the latest 3D Digital Scanner System. The 7 to 7 Dentist team make an impression (a mold) is made of a patients teeth. A comfortable acrylic tray is made up. We show you how and where to put the whitening solution in. It can be worn, for 20 – 30 minutes or up to an hour.

Results are seen after the first few days, desired results typically one to two weeks.

If you get some sensitivity, leave the trays out for a day or three, until things settle down. Let us know you will still wind up with the same end result, it will just take a bit longer!

Always keep the trays, and the case we gave you. When you need a touch up, simple give a call for another tube of the whitening agent from your 7 to 7 Dentist.

Over the counter paint on whitening agent.

Most of these have a very low concentration of ingredient (typically 1% hydrogen peroxide, 3% carbamide peroxide). Some simply contain phosphoric acid, which etches the teeth, makes them white, and also creates sensitivity and give dehydrated cracks in the teeth.

Another issue is that there are often reasons why peoples teeth are dark. Decay, gum problems, and internal staining.

To save your time, we recommend to set the best results call us for a good check up and clean to make sure your teeth are healthy enough to bleach.

Natural enamel will lighten, fillings, such as composite or crowns will not. Existing fillings or crowns on front teeth may need to be replaced after whitening.

Yes or No to ‘Professional’ Teeth Whitening.

Everyone wants a sparkling white smile and the debate about whether or not you need to see a dentist for professional teeth whitening is open for discussion.

To help straighten out fact from fiction, the 7 to 7 Dentist team are here to help dispel a few myths about teeth whitening.

Are teeth whitening kiosks the same as dentists?

There are some teeth whitening salons and kiosks popping up in your local shopping centre.  While they do offer teeth whitening treatments, those treatments are not required to be administered by a certified dentist.

Which could mean that the person who is providing your treatment might not be qualified to check for things that can affect your treatment and overall teeth health, such as cavities.  At 7 to 7 Dentist we recommend seeking the best and safest treatment from your 7 to 7 Dentist and do not recommend treatments that are done in kiosks by non-dental providers. Put Safety First and see the 7 to 7 Dental team.

To help straighten out fact from fiction, the 7 to 7 Dentist team are here to help dispel a few myths about teeth whitening.

Enjoy your white bright smile with 7 to 7 Dentist.

Professional teeth whitening is best done by your dentist. There are a number of factors that can affect your teeth, especially considering the sensitive nature of teeth whitening.

There are many risks that teeth whitening procedures carry.  Gum and tooth sensitivity, gum irritation and nerve damage are some of the side effects of teeth whitening procedures. Getting your whitening done by a professional 7 to 7 Dentist minimises those risks making your procedures as safe as possible.

 

Are Lasers and Light the most effective way to whiten your teeth?

The clinical studies done to date, have proven that using lights does not make any difference with the overall results of the procedure.  We have proven results at your local dentist – 7 to 7 Dentist.

You can have a whiter, brighter smile without the lasers and lights and go for an in-office teeth whitening treatment. At 35 percent hydrogen peroxide?

The 7 to 7 Dentist team can use the strongest chemically activated in-office product on the market and doesn’t require a light. The product is mixed by your dentist just before application to ensure fresh chemistry and good results.

 

Want long lasting results?

Chemically-activated teeth whiteners can last longer than others.

Using lights and lasers to whiten your teeth is not ideal treatment as it can add to the dehydration of your teeth.  This can create fine cracks in the tooth surface, creating potential problems for your teeth as you age. When it comes to long-lasting results, the team at 7 to 7 Dentist recommend a proven chemically-activated teeth whitening treatment.

Proven Chemically-activated or self-activated teeth whiteners are peroxide-based materials that actively break down stain molecules found on teeth, without using an external source like lights or lasers.  As we don’t use light or any external source to activate the material,  your teeth are kept hydrated during the procedure and provides you with a realistic, longer lasting whiter shade.

Whiter Brighter You

PROVEN.  At 7 to 7 Dentist we use a proven and effective take-home whitening system that is made in Australia and is a favourite of dentists all over the world. This advanced teeth whitening system’s formula reduces post whitening sensitivity and provides quick and noticeable results.

COMFORT AND FIT.  The high viscosity, neutral ph tooth whitening gels ensure the greatest patient comfort in a take home kit. The unique blend of soothers, conditioners and high water content assist in reducing sensitivity. The formation of plaque and tooth decay is significantly reduced. Available at your 7 to 7 Dentist now.

In Chair Whitening. Done in an hour or take home for your convenience.

Fluoride releasing

Polanight contains fluoride which remineralises the tooth surface to protect against tooth sensitivity.

Safe and convenient

Unique, high water content formulation has a neutral pH and high viscosity to protect your teeth & gums during treatment.

Effective whitening

Your desired whitening effect can be achieved as in little as 15 minutes or can be conveniently applied overnight while you sleep.

Effective whitening

Your desired whitening effect can be achieved in as little as 15 minutes or can be conveniently applied overnight while you sleep.

· 16% Carbamide peroxide gel
· Natural soother and conditioner

The incorporation of special additives minimises plaque formation and enhances remineralisation to further reduce sensitivity. anti-bacterial properties help in tooth recovery.

· Contains desensitising agents

Pola Night gels contain a desensitising agent which acts on the nerve endings, and desensitises them at the pulp-dentin border, in turn minimising sensitivity and maximising patient comfort.

· High water content

The high water content of the gel reduces dehydration of the enamel and decreases patient sensitivity.

· High molecular weight thickener

This reduces the tacky feeling and drying effect of the gel in turn reducing sensitivity further.

· High viscosity

The high viscosity gel ensures it can be easily and securely placed into the tray and remains in the tray for the entire procedure.

· Spearmint Taste

The pleasantly flavoured spearmint gel is both fresh and long lasting.

· Fluoride releasing

The addition of fluoride remineralises the tooth surface assisting in reducing post-operative sensitivity.

· Neutral pH

Pola Night’s neutral pH ensures the full release of the peroxide while maintaining comfort.

 

See your 7 to 7 Dentist today for your best smile. Call: 1300 661 771 or book online: 7to7dentist.com.