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5 Myths About Teeth Whitening

If you’re looking to achieve a gleaming photo-worthy smile in 2019, whitening is one of the best ways to do just that.

With a number of whitening products on the market from gels and mouthwashes to strips and kits, it can be challenging to know which way to go.

To help, here are some myths we’d like to dispel for you.

  1. My whitening results will be permanent.Unfortunately, that’s not the case. As you may drink coffee, tea, wine or dark fruit juices, your teeth are likely to acquire fresh stains. If you want to keep your teeth white, you will need to touch them up periodically.
  2. All teeth whitening products will produce the same results. While drugstore variety whitening products can get your teeth whiter, they won’t be as effective as a visit to our practice.
  3. I can’t whiten my teeth because they’re too sensitive. Though it is true that some whitening products can cause increased sensitivity, there are options available. Products that contain lower levels of peroxide (approximately 5-6%) may work for you.
  4. All teeth will whiten evenly. If you have fillings, crowns or dentures, these restorations won’t whiten along with the rest of your teeth. An uneven look may result.
  5. I can get results naturally with baking soda. A common household product, baking soda is often considered a natural whitener. Its abrasive composition can help to erase surface stains, but won’t be as effective in removing deeper stains. A significant downside, however, to using baking soda too often is it can damage tooth enamel.

We can provide guidance about the best teeth whitening options to meet your goals. Ask us for more information at your next visit!

 

More information

For more information regarding this treatment, visit our teeth whitening page.

Victorian 7 Day Lockdown Dental Restrictions

In line with a recommendation from the Australian Dental Association, our practice is now operating under the new restrictions in Victoria. All dental services will continue to operate, and people will be allowed to visit the dentist for emergency dental care, including if their dentist is more than 5km away. Please call us to discuss your concerns. Online video consultations are also available. As a QIP Certified practice, we follow the highest hygiene protocols in the industry. All our staff are trained according to infection control guidelines provided by the Australian Government, Australian Dental Association and World Health Organisation.