We would all love to have lovely pearly white teeth; luckily there are many different ways to enhance your smile that are cost effective and safe for your smile.
In the urge for whiter and brighter teeth, millions of dollars are being spent on tooth whitening products and treatments without prior research or consideration into the matter. The truth is, many of these store bought treatments do exactly what they say (whiten your teeth) but they may not take the health of your teeth into consideration. At Dr Danny Lamm Dental Practice in Malvern East, we believe a combination of natural and professional tooth whitening methods ensures anyone can maintain a happy bright smile.
Before investing time into any tooth whitening methods it is important to understand why your teeth are stained – at Dr Danny Lamm Dental Practice our professional assessments can ascertain the reason…
There are many different reasons why your teeth are dull, lack-lustre, discoloured or stained. In order to find the right treatment for you it is important we pinpoint the reason for this original change in appearance. Common reasons for colour changes to the teeth are:
- Staining substances (coffee, tea, wine)
- Over exposure to fluoride (Fluorosis)
- Illegal Drugs
- Enamel erosion
What to look for in a tooth whitening treatment…
Everyone wants to get whiter and brighter teeth as quickly as possible, but to ensure that your teeth are safe it is important you take time to consider the different treatments available. Before purchasing any tooth whitening treatment, product or remedy, invest in a visit to Dr Danny Lamm Dental Practice and get professional advice on the cause for your tooth discolouration. Once you know the cause, you can make an educated decision on the most appropriate treatment.
Proper oral hygiene…
Nothing beats brushing and flossing. These simple teeth cleaning habits are often disregarded as tooth whitening treatments as they seemingly only work to remove debris and plaque from the mouth. Brushing and flossing actually removes threats that are known to cause tooth discolouration such as staining food substances, plaque, bacteria, tartar and foreign bodies. While toothbrushes aim to eliminate tooth discolouration substances from the surface of the tooth, floss works to eliminate them from in between the teeth.
This multi-purpose wonder is fantastic for teeth. A common staple in your kitchen cabinet and frequent addition to baking, Bi-carb Soda is a minimally abrasive and effective tooth whitening addition to your tooth paste or by itself. It is moisture absorbing, kills bacteria, removes debris and leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean.
Sugar-free gum with xylitol…
Initially many dentists dismissed the idea of gum being suitable for teeth, mainly due to the sugar content. Sugar is one of the leading causes of tooth decay because it mixes with the saliva and sticks to the teeth; eroding enamel in the process. Sugar-free gum is a better alternative for those who do not want to give up the habit. Without the sugar, there is a minimal threat of tooth decay when chewing gum. In fact chewing gum not only collects debris from your teeth while you chew but it stimulates saliva flow which keeps your teeth healthy.
ZOOM! Tooth Whitening treatment…
At Dr Danny Lamm Dental Practice we offer the ZOOM! Whitening system, one of the most innovative tooth whitening treatments worldwide. ZOOM! Whitening is a heat-activated system that uses bleach to lighten any discolouration on the teeth. The ZOOM! Whitening gel is gently applied to the teeth and activated by a light for 15 minutes. This process is repeated twice for a whiter and brighter smile.
If you would like to trust a professional with the diagnosis of your tooth discolouration, give us a call at Dr Danny Lamm Dental Practice in Malvern East on 03 999 857 13