Wedding Prep : Top 4 Things To Consider When Teeth Whitening


Every bride wants to shine on her big day, Teeth Whitening is a fast and easy way to enhance your smile, giving you a boost of confidence to walk down the aisle beaming.

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Get the brightest, whitest smile in the safest possible way at Brisbane’s leading private dental practice, Paul Trembath Dental.  They use Phillips Zoom advanced teeth whitening technology to help you achieve the best smile possible.  Philips Zoom is not only proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades, it’s also safe and customised to each individual’s mouth.

We’ve asked the experts at Paul Trembath Dental to give us their top tips for teeth whitening. Here’s what they had to say :

1. Side effects can occur

The most common side effect from whitening teeth is short term sensitivity. The sensation can be present in the first 24-48 hours following the procedure. Using a desensitizing toothpaste prior to your appointment can help to minimize the side effect. Taking pain relief can also help relieve any discomfort you experience post procedure. Another less common side effect is soft tissue irritation. This too is a short term concern and occurs when the whitening product touches the soft tissues (lips/cheek/gums) and causes a chemical burn. A vitamin E based cream is used to sooth the affected area until it heals.

2. Whitening doesn’t last forever

Over time our teeth naturally age, therefore whitening cannot and doesn’t last forever. Your diet and general oral health routine will affect the time you get out of each whitening process. People who drink a lot of red wine, tea and coffee, smoke or eat curry like foods will reverse the whitening process faster then someone who avoids these things. Whilst you can expect to get good results with most teeth whitening procedures, in order to maintain their brightness you will need to do a follow up treatment every 12-18 months.

The results from whitening typically last one to three years. The good news is follow up treatment usually cost less and take less time to complete. Also be sure to brush and floss twice daily to maintain whiteness and oral health.

3. Whitening is case dependent and not everyone is suitable

Pregnant and lactating women, anyone with a peroxide allergy or anyone who has decay or suffers from serve tooth sensitivity should avoid whitening altogether. Once you have had your cavities filled, sensitivity treated and/or no longer breastfeeding or pregnant whitening maybe considered.

Unfortunately some natural teeth shades are just not suitable for whitening. Your oral health professional will discuss the options available pending the natural shade of your teeth and your current oral health condition for suitability.

4. The results depend on what your teeth are like before you start

Some people think whitening their teeth will erase or minimize the visual effects of years of neglect. Whitening can sometimes have a reverse effect and actually highlight those problem areas. Others may have marks on their teeth from medications they were taking when their teeth were forming. Further steps maybe required to give you a more even and natural whitening appearance to ensure you get the best possible results.

We can only whiten natural teeth. Filling materials, crowns and dentures will not whiten with any whitening products. Some people will need to have fillings replaced following their whitening treatment so that the new material matches your brighter, whiter smile.

People who look after their teeth by brushing and flossing regularly usually have brighter results.

You can find out more at – Paul Trembath Dental website


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