What Are Your Teeth Whitening Options

What Are Your Teeth Whitening Options

Are you embarrassed and sick of your yellow, stained teeth? Enamel erosion and teeth discoloration from the consumption of coffee, tea and high acidic foods can cause your teeth to become yellow and lesson its natural white shine. There are various ways that you can whiten your teeth where you can choose the right solution that suits your needs. Here are 9 options that you can use to brighten your smile and regain your confidence.

Bleaching

Bleaching is a whitening solution that involves a professional dentist using a dental process to remove stains and whitens your teeth. The in-chair whitening procedure available […]

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments around. The process involves using bleaching agents to lighten the colour of a patient’s teeth.

While the exact shade of tooth enamel can vary from patient to patient, and even tooth to tooth, it’s generally an off-white to yellow colour. Over time, teeth can become stained in a number of ways, such as:

Diet and lifestyle. Tea, coffee, red whine, and smoking will all cause surface staining of the teeth.
Poor oral hygiene. Irregular brushing and flossing will lead to teeth becoming discoloured. This can sometimes result in deep […]

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is intended to save badly damaged teeth as a last resort before extraction.

For all of medical science’s advances in tooth restorations and artificial teeth, nothing beats the real thing. Your natural teeth are your best option in terms of oral health and function. Natural teeth are stronger and more efficient when it comes to chewing. Diseases aside, they’re more stable than artificial teeth. They’re easier to clean.

When teeth are removed, it can lead to a variety of concerns and problems. Adjacent teeth can tip to fill the gap. Surrounding […]

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of misalignments in both the teeth and jaw. Through the use of a variety of appliances such as braces and aligners, dentists and specialist orthodontists seek to ensure the teeth and jaw are in a healthy, natural position to facilitate eating, speaking, and even proper breathing.

Orthodontics – Putney Dental Care

Benefits of Orthodontics

Orthodontics provide far-reaching benefits to both your oral and overall health.

Appearance: Orthodontics will drastically improve the smile of anybody who needs them. Even something as simple as closing a gap or rotating a […]

Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that’s inserted into the jawbone to replace a missing natural tooth. Implants with dental crowns attached closely mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth, making them the gold standard in tooth restoration treatments.

Dental implants can be used to replace one or more teeth. Once the implant is inserted, an abutment is attached at gum level. This abutment can then be used to anchor various types of dental restorations for replacing however many teeth.

Implants are generally made out of titanium, although there are other materials available. Titanium is […]

Dental X-Ray Examinations

Dental X-Ray, or radiographic examinations, are one of the most important diagnostic tools in the dentist’s arsenal. Radiographs may help detect or confirm problems that are not clearly recognisable during routine examinations.

Furthermore, a timely Dental X-Ray referral may help detect some problems before any symptoms occur, saving patients time, money and unnecessary pain. The problem can then be treated before it becomes more serious, meaning the treatment is likely to be less invasive, require less recovery time, and potentially less expensive.

Conditions that may show up during X-ray examinations include:

Oral cancer
Cysts
Impacted teeth
Gum disease consequences, such as […]

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Despite how tough and durable tooth enamel is, it can still become chipped, cracked, and worn down over time. Trauma, tooth decay, fillings that are too large, root canals, and simple age-related wear and tear can all damage or compromise your teeth.

When this happens, an artificial crown is the best way to save the tooth and restore its form and function.

Crowns

Once a tooth is chipped or cracked, or is very decayed, it becomes susceptible to breaking. A crown effectively acts as a “helmet” that goes over a prepared damaged tooth and replaces the natural tooth crown.

Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Composite Fillings, Inlays and Onlays

There are many reasons our teeth can change in appearance over our life. Sometimes it’s an inherited trait, such as if there’s a family history of gaps, misaligned teeth, or blemishes. Other times it’s environmental, such as chips and cracks from damage, or staining from food, drink, or smoking. And then there are situations where existing cosmetic restorations have broken down or simply reached the end of their effective life.

Whatever the underlying reason, for every cosmetic dental problem there are a host of treatments to address it.

Types of Veneers

Dental veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic […]

Conscious Sedation: Ways to Help You Relax at the Dental Clinic

Dental phobia is a common concern for many people. Either through poor early experiences or general anxiety, many people simply dislike visiting the dentist. Many more are terrified or repulsed by the idea of dental instruments in their mouths, particularly drills and scraping tools.

Fear of dental treatment can be addressed in a variety of ways. Counselling is an excellent way of addressing the issue on a deeper, more fundamental level. For those who have neither the time, money, nor inclination, various forms of sedation are always available. These include oral sedation prior to a treatment, intravenous sedation, or […]

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings have been the gold standard for over 160 years. Each year, millions of teeth across Australia are successfully treated with amalgam fillings. It’s a strong, long-lasting material that is very cost effective. It still has a very important role in modern dentistry.

Increasingly over the last few years, amalgam fillings have come under attack. It is claimed that the mercury in the amalgam flakes off and is absorbed into the blood stream, causing a variety of health concerns.

It is true that amalgam from fillings can get into the bloodstream. However, this mercury is poorly absorbed […]