FAQ: About Teeth whitening
Q: My teeth look dark. Can I make them white?
Your teeth reflect your skin tone. Generally darker skinned people have whiter teeth. Your age and lifestyle also contribute to the colour of your teeth.
Factors that can cause discoloration of teeth include
- Consumption of certain foods and drinks - coffee, tea, red wine
- Being exposed to certain antibiotics at a young age
- Some prescription medications
- Nicotine stains from smoking (which can be extremely difficult to remove)
- General discoloration as a result of ageing
Sometimes, a regular scale and clean by your dentist, and maintaining good oral hygiene habits - not smoking or drinking water after black tea, coffee or red wine - can reduce discoloration of teeth.
During a clean, your dentist will remove most of the surface stains on the teeth. There are also many techniques available to attain a whiter smile, but remember to discuss the options with your dentist before you make a choice.
Care For Smiles offers both On-Chair (Philips Zoom) and Take-Home (Pola day) Whitening kits. The dentist will discuss the best option for you. New patients will need to have a check-up and clean prior to commencing a whitening treatment to ensure their mouth is healthly and that whitening is a suitable option.
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About On-Chair (Zoom) and Take-Home (Pola) Teeth Whitening systems
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on the FAQ pages is of a general nature and is not a substitute for professional dental or medical advice or treatment. Care For Smiles does not assume responsibility for persons substituting this advice for professional medical or dental advice. Please consult your registered health provider for advice regarding your specific conditions. If you are having a medical emergency you should contact your nearest emergency care centre.