Those Whitening Questions Asked
With Teeth whitening the quickest and easiest way to improve your smile, it is no wonder that the treatment is so popular in today’s society. Stained and discoloured teeth are an inevitable by-product of our modern lifestyle, but your teeth don’t need to stay that way.
Advanced teeth whitening technology has enabled our dentists to whiten teeth without adversely affecting a patient’s tooth structure.
Along with any popular trend along come a lot of myths, so we thought we would give you the scoop on what to believe.
How long does Whitening Last?
Each individual will experience a different longevity of optimally white teeth. Food habits, smoking, medication and many other factors contribute to the discoloration of teeth. Good oral hygiene and regular professional dental cleans will help maintain your fresh whiter smile for longer.
Depending on external factors including which product is used to whiten the teeth, whitening can last for a number of years and there are options to “top up” your whitening every year.
Does that mean I can’t have any coffee or red wine ever again?
This isn’t the case at all. Our dentists recommend you don’t drink anything highly coloured for the first 24 hours to enable the whitening to continue working. Another option is drinking through a straw to prevent contact with teeth.
Is Whitening toothpaste a budget-friendly option?
Whitening toothpaste is great for maintaining a glowing smile after a whitening treatment. It works by removing surface stains; stains that you may get from smoking or drinking coffee, but it does not have the strength to change the base colour of your teeth.
Yes, it’s inexpensive compared to a professional whitening treatment, but only if your idea of whitening is a thorough cleaning.
What is the difference between Whitening Treatments?
-At the Dentist vs. Whitening systems bought at the Shopping Centre or elsewhere?
There are two major reasons why professional Whitening Treatment varies to strips, pens and other at home treatments. One, dentists can use a higher concentrate of Hydrogen Peroxide, and two, Whitening Treatments are custom fit to your teeth at the dentist and therefore the solution stays isolated with your teeth for longer.
Will my Private Health Insurance pay towards my teeth whitening?
Generally, yes most health funds will contribute toward your whitening treatment, how much is completely dependent on your health fund and your membership benefits. At Dentists on the Gold Coast we are a Preferred Provider with Medibank, Bupa, HCF & CBHS, so you will get more back when you see us for all of your dental treatment. What we suggest is to call our friendly team or pop in so that our front office team can give you an exact quote. This way you will know exactly how much, if any, gap payment you will need to pay.
What if I don’t have a health fund?
That’s absolutely fine, we have a lot of patients without health insurance. Call our team on 07 55312053 to get your personalized, no obligation, free quote today.
The Great thing is whitening systems have only improved more and more over time and there are multiple options we can offer at Dentists on the Gold Coast to cater to each patient’s needs and desired results.