ARE THERE ANY RISKS WITH TEETH WHITENING?
Generally speaking the risks are very small when it comes to teeth whitening, saying that if you use an unapproved beautician or beauty salon the risk to your oral health increases. We will answer all of your questions prior to carrying out this service.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?
The answer is yes, you may have a numb area around your mouth however this disappears over time and your teeth may be sensitive for a period of time following the teeth whitening. Lesser side effects can be a sore throat and tender gums but as mentioned these clear up over a period of a few days.
HOW LONG DOES THE WHITENING LAST?
This varies from person to person, your teeth will discolor over time and this is due to wear and tear, saying this generally the treatment can last on average 1-2 years with regular cleaning and flossing and when you have a tooth or two that looks dull you can always have the service again.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEETH WHITENING SERVICES
There are quite a few including Laser,Strip,Sonic,Gel Teeth whitening on the market and to choose the right one can be confusing. At ADP we use a sonic wand which we find gives you much whiter shades putting the sparkle back in your teeth and it tends to last a long time subject to daily cleaning and flossing.
WHAT CAUSES TEETH TO DISCOLOR?
The most common causes of staining include tobacco, coffee,tea,cola,potatoes,blueberries and some other foods and drink in addition to this smoking cigarettes or cigars can be a big factor to yellowing as well as poor dental hygiene too and finally certain drugs are believed to contribute to dullness including antidepressants and also antihistamines too. As you age, your teeth can loose there shade and brightness this is however usually wear and tear as the cause.
You are what you eat as the saying goes and some spices and strong food colours have been known to leave there mark. We always encourage regular brushing after all meals to help reduce this and thus helping you achieve the best oral health you can.