Dr Matthew Kinsella General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Teeth Whitening

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If you have questions about your dental health, we are happy to talk with you. Dr Kinsella wants our patients to be informed so they can make good decisions about the treatment that best suits their needs.

We've listed some of the common questions we hear from our patients. If you don't find the answer you need here, we invite you to call our dental clinic and speak with one of our helpful staff members.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can be an excellent option for restoring your bright smile if you've noticed that your teeth have become yellowed or dull-looking.

The essential ingredients in teeth whitening products are peroxides, typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The peroxides contain oxygen molecules that break apart the chemicals bonding stains to your teeth, restoring the bright, white appearance of your smile.

Why Professional Products Are More Effective Than Over-the-Counter

Professional teeth bleaching products that your dentist has access to typically contain a higher concentration of the peroxides that brighten your smile. Your Perth dentist can customise your bleaching gel to the ideal strength that you need to reach your smile goals.

Over-the-counter products you buy at the store may brighten your teeth, but since they're a lower strength to protect your teeth from damage, it could take longer or even be impossible to achieve the results you're looking for.

In addition to containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, professional strength whitening gel from your dentist also contains fluoride, which protects your tooth enamel and reduces the sensitivity that some people experience with teeth whitening.

If you would like to discuss options for teeth whitening in Perth, AU, Dr Kinsella and his team would love to talk with you.

If you're considering whitening your teeth for a brighter smile, you may be interested in how long your results will last. 

Like most dental treatments, results and longevity will vary based on the individual's lifestyle choices and dental hygiene habits. For example, the foods and beverages you consume can impact how bright your teeth remain after whitening. Certain foods and drinks can contribute to tooth staining and discolouration, such as:

  • Red wine
  • Dark berries
  • Coffee and black tea
  • Curries
  • Marinara sauce
  • Soy sauce

You don't necessarily have to give up these foods and beverages completely; instead, you can limit your consumption and be sure you can brush your teeth about 30 minutes afterwards.

Your dental hygiene routine will also help determine how long your whitening lasts. A consistent daily brushing and flossing routine will protect your bright new smile. While visits to your dentist for routine teeth cleanings and checkups will also help prolong your results after whitening your teeth. 

At Dr Matthew Kinsella General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we offer professional, customised take-home teeth whitening kits that you can use at home based on your own schedule and you can update your smile whenever you like.

We invite your call to our dental surgery if you have more questions about teeth whitening in West Perth.

You might be surprised at the impact that a whiter, brighter smile can make for your appearance. Whitening your teeth is a fast and affordable option for updating your smile, and we offer professional teeth whitening at Dr Matthew Kinsella General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry.

Dr Kinsella has found that our patients receive the best value by bleaching their teeth with a custom take-home teeth whitening kit.

Our team will create plastic teeth whitening trays made with impressions we take of your teeth. A custom-fit ensures that you don't encounter any problems with bleaching gel touching your gums or other soft tissues.

You will also be able to reuse your whitening trays to update your smile in the future before your next vacation, wedding or big event to attend. You can acquire additional tubes of teeth whitening gel from our West Perth dental clinic to keep your smile its brightest.

Choosing professional teeth whitening with your dentist may help you achieve the results you want faster since your dentist has access to stronger bleaching gel than you can find in the store or salon. Dr Kinsella can also provide guidance if you experience any tooth sensitivity while you're brightening your smile.

If you would like more information about brightening your smile with professional teeth whitening in West Perth, we invite your call to our dental clinic.

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