Are you embarrassed about the colour of your teeth, and want to learn about ways to whiten your teeth?
You’re not alone if you’re a little self-conscious about your smile and are on the hunt for a teeth whitening dentist in Gisborne.
If you find yourself smiling without showing your teeth, or with your hand covering your mouth then maybe it’s time to speak to one of our teeth whitening dentists about your concerns. We want you to be proud of your smile, and to show it off! We want to help you to be able to express yourself openly and confidently.
Let us assess your teeth and work out what whitening is best for you.
At our Gisborne dental clinic, we are unwavering in doing the right thing for your health and safety. Before any teeth whitening treatment, we encourage a full professional dental examination. We want to ensure that your teeth are disease free, and it will be safe for you to have whitening treatment. It is also important to make sure that the proposed treatment will be successful for you and your smile as reasons for discolouration vary from person to person.
Our dental team offers two types of teeth whitening treatments; in-chair teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening kits. In-chair teeth whitening is a quick and effective treatment that can be done in just one visit to the dentist. The take-home teeth whitening kit is a more affordable option that can be more convenient and be done in your own time!
Book your next appointment today to discuss your teeth whitening options.
Why have my teeth discoloured over time?
Many patients ask us why their teeth are not ‘pearly white.’ It can sometimes look like someone has applied a yellow filter on your photos. Let’s be honest, us Victorians live in the coffee capital of the world and the other half of our population tend to be tea enthusiasts. Throw in the yummy green smoothies, thai red curries, and a beetroot salad, and it’s inevitable that your teeth will discolour over time.
Apart from food and drink pigments contributing to the general discolouration of your teeth, cigarette smoking, some medications and the natural ageing process of your teeth can also play a part . These factors tend to leave brownish spots, patches or lines, or a deeper yellowish discolouration across all your teeth.
On top of this, the areas closer to the gum line and in between your teeth typically show discoloration more, as they are thicker structures and may be more difficult for you to keep clean. Over time, stain molecules accumulate and become more resistant, so the older stains and teeth which have been discoloured for a long time may take more effort to whiten.
Ask our dentist about your take-home teeth whitening treatment kit
Fancy sitting on your comfy armchair, reading your favourite book, while also improving your smile?
Gisborne Family Dental make custom-fitted whitening trays and equip you with gentle and effective professional-grade whitening gels, so that you can create those pearly whites in the comfort of your own home. This is by far the safest and most sustainable way of professionally whitening your teeth, especially for long term stains that may be a little more stubborn.
A teeth whitening kit contains custom-made whitening trays and tubes of whitening gel. The process involves wearing the whitening trays for a certain amount of time everyday for a period of 2 -3 weeks. The treatment involves taking moulds of your upper and lower teeth in order to construct custom-fit bleach trays. These trays allow a greater concentration of whitening agent to be held on your teeth, whilst minimising wastage, ingestion, and overflow onto the gums.
After examining your teeth, our dentists will tailor a teeth whitening regime for you to achieve the best results in the shortest time possible.
Do I need to give up coffee if I get professional teeth whitening?
Can’t function without 3 double espressos per day? Coffee and other strongly coloured food and drinks will work against the professional teeth whitening process and for optimum results, it is best to cut these things out completely from your diet. If you really can’t refrain or cut down on your intake, you’ll probably find that your smile will still need another freshen up after a while, which is very easy with a take home kit. As long as your custom bleach trays still fit, you’ll just need some extra whitening gel and away you go!
Big occasion coming up soon? In-chair teeth whitening together with a take home bleaching kit may be the answer for you.
Have you left your smile til last on your wedding checklist? Don’t worry, we see it happen all the time. We offer an in-chair whitening treatment with stronger whitening gel to kick start that whitening process. This ensures much quicker results, in time for your all important event.
This professional teeth whitening option works best for short term improvement, however we still like to be sure you’re going to achieve a sustainable result. With all in chair whitening, we include a take-home teeth whitening kit as well. We want to make sure your smile keeps shining bright after leaving our clinic.
Smile, it lets your teeth breathe!