Many of our patients have observed that their teeth begin to look discoloured or darker. The most common reason for this change is an alteration in their teeth's mineral structure, in which the enamel becomes more porous as we age. In addition certain drinks, food and smoking can contribute to the staining of your teeth, reducing the brightness of the enamel, and causing the tooth to darken. By choosing to have their darkened teeth whitened, patients benefit from a brighter smile.
At Murrumba Downs Family Dental we offer the traditional at-home whitening kits. The basic whitening agents used are hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. We create custom-made whitening trays for you to use at your convenience. The effects of the treatment are usually visible after a week and depending on your lifestyle (try to reduce your coffee, tea, red wine and smoking) the brightening of your smile can last several months or more.
This procedure is not suitable for those under 18 or pregnant/breastfeeding women. We need to see you for a check-up and a full clean prior to taking impressions to make your custom trays.