Light up your Smile with Tooth Whitening

At Renew Dental Lounge,  we’re excited to shed light on one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental procedures – tooth whitening. A dazzling, white smile can boost your confidence and leave a lasting impression. Let’s explore various aspects of tooth whitening, from the science behind it to the different methods available and essential tips for maintaining a radiant smile.

Understanding Tooth Discoloration:

Discoloration of teeth is categorised into two types: extrinsic or intrinsic.

Extrinsic Discolouration

This occurs on the outermost layer of the tooth, the enamel, common causes of this are: 

strongly coloured foods and drinks, such as red wine & coffee, poor oral hygiene, smoking and certain medications such as chlorhexidine.

Intrinsic Discolouration:

Intrinsic staining occurs within the tooth surface, the main causes of this are trauma to the tooth, ageing, genetics, certain medications such as tetracyclines and certain dental procedures such as root canal treatments.

Science of Tooth Whitening:

Tooth whitening involves a chemical process that changes the colour of the tooth enamel and the underlying dentine.The primary substances responsible for tooth whitening are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide.

These powerful oxidising agents that can break down into water and oxygen. The oxygen molecules enter the enamel and dentine of the tooth, where they react with the coloured molecules, chromophores, that cause staining. This reaction breaks down these molecules, leading to a whitening effect.

In-Office Whitening vs. At-Home Whitening:

At Renew Dental Lounge, we offer two types of whitening; both are effective in whitening your teeth and boosting the appearance of your smile. It comes down to personal preference. The in-office treatment gives a more immediate effect and the at home whitening system a more gradual effect. 

Over the counter products that you can pick up from supermarkets or pharmacies are not strong enough and are not in contact with your teeth long enough to have any effect at all. Many of the whitening toothpastes, particularly charcoal toothpaste, are very abrasive and are damaging to your tooth surfaces.

Achieving a brighter, whiter smile is within reach, we aim to empower you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about tooth whitening. Remember, a radiant smile not only enhances your appearance but also boosts your self-esteem. It’s important to note that the success of tooth whitening can vary based on factors such as the type and severity of stains, the concentration of the whitening agent, and individual variations in tooth structure. At Renew Dental Lounge, we can offer professional dental guidance to ensure a safe and effective whitening process, taking into account your specific needs and conditions. Here’s to a brighter, more confident you!

Teeth whitening starts from just $399. We may need to do a check-up & clean prior to whitening to remove any stains or tartar & to ensure your gums are healthy.

Book an appointment to discuss options.

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