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Teeth Whitening at a Claremont Dentist

Stained yellow teeth are something almost every smoker experiences, unfortunately tooth discolouration is just one of the consequences of smoking tobacco.

However, it’s not only smokers who fall victim to stained teeth, just about anyone can have yellow teeth if they enjoy tea, coffee or even a glass of wine every now and again.

Teeth whitening - Dentist Claremont

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening, otherwise known as bleaching is the process of removing stains from teeth.

For teeth that are stained grey, yellow or are simply dull, Cloud 9 Dental offers an advanced whitening technique, giving you a brighter, whiter smile almost instantly.

Enamel – Why are my teeth yellow?

The outer layer of your teeth is called enamel. The natural colour of teeth is created by a combination of the colour of the dentin under the enamel of your teeth and the reflection and scattering of light off of the enamel.

The thickness and smoothness of your enamel is predetermined by your genetic composition. In cases, where enamel is thinner, the colour of dentin will show through more.

Additionally, having smoother or rougher enamel will also affect the reflection of the light and therefore the colour of your teeth.

Daily, a thin lining or coating (pellicle) forms on the enamel of your teeth, picking up stains caused by eating, drinking or smoking. Furthermore, enamel also consists of pores that hold stains.

Important Facts about Teeth Whitening

It’s important to know, that other dental problems can affect the success of your teeth whitening. For instance, your tooth cavities need to be treated before your teeth can be whitened.

This is because, the teeth whitening solution used, passes through decayed areas and can then reach the inner parts of your teeth.

In addition, if you have receded gums and the roots of your teeth are exposed, causing them to appear yellow or discoloured, whitening products will not make them whiter.

Moreover, teeth whitening does not work on ceramic or porcelain crowns or veneers.

Cloud 9 – Dentists Claremont

Cloud 9 Dental offers in-chair teeth bleaching which produces a rapid change in teeth colour.

Additionally, we offer a teeth whitening at home option, where we provide you with teeth whitening kit. Because the at-home alternative contains a lower percentage of hydrogen peroxide, it takes longer to produce the same results as the in-chair option.

Furthermore, the at-home teeth whitening option requires a set of trays which we would mould to the shape of your mouth.

For the best results, particularly for those who have darker stained teeth, we do an in-chair bleaching followed by a take home whitening kit to further lighten and maintain teeth colour.

Results are typically seen over a period of 2 weeks, depending on how severe the staining is.

For more information about our teeth whitening procedures, please contact us.

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