Ever wondered how to get white teeth like your favourite celebrities? Teeth whitening can help you whitening your teeth allowing them to feel healthier.
Stains on your teeth is inevitable, everyone gets them through aging and eating certain food. Factors such as drinking coffee, red wine or smoking may be a cause to your stained teeth. Teeth whitening can not only help with that but also give you a confidence boost.
More often than not, most teeth whitening uses bleaching agents to help whiten the colour of your teeth. These bleaches can consist of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The bleach will break up the stains on your tooth into smaller pieces, making your teeth brighter. However at Mirage Aesthetic, the teeth whitening gel used is non-peroxide and HSA-approved.
Over the years, teeth whitening has become a popular trend in many. If you are considering a teeth whitening treatment, read more to find out the different types of methods you can choose from and the benefits of teeth whitening.
If done right, teeth whitening can last for a few months, depending on your condition and lifestyle. Remember that this process is not permanent as teeth whitening is meant to help reduce stains and not repel them.
Do note that the results of teeth whitening varies depending on your eating and smoking habits. The whiteness will also depend on individual conditions, which your aesthetician will advise on.
Methods to Whiten Your Teeth
There are different ways you can whiten your teeth. For people with extremely sensitive teeth or weak enamel, we do encourage that you have a dental check up prior to whitening your teeth. This is to make sure that your teeth are healthy for this teeth whitening procedure.
LED Teeth Whitening Treatment at Mirage Aesthetic
This treatment method is done by our trained aestheticians and promises results within a short amount of time. In just one session, your teeth may be whiter by up to 8 shades. It is a convenient and effective method, especially to those who are looking for a quick fix.
Take-Home Whitening Kit
This method takes longer than a treatment done at Mirage Aesthetic as you will be able to do this yourself at home. There are many teeth whitening home-kits in the market but not all may be safe. With this method, you fill the mouth trays with bleach and use them every night or every other day until you get your desired outcome. This method takes time and may or may not be effective, depending on your teeth conditions and the type of gel the home-kit provides.
There are multiple over the counter products you can choose from such as teeth whitening strips and toothpaste. These products are a cheaper alternative than the two, however known to not be as effective.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
With pearl white teeth, your self confidence will definitely increase. Having white teeth can also show others that you are able to take care of yourself and your appearance. After proper treatment to whiten your teeth, you may instantly notice the difference.
Teeth whitening does not have to break your bank. There are many alternatives that can help suit your lifestyle. Using a combination of multiple treatments may also help enhance your results.
Over the counter kits are definitely the cheaper option to go for, however you should make sure that you understand the process of using the kits. It is important to seek your dentist for advice, to reduce damage of your teeth and gums.
Are There Side Effects?
As with all procedures, teeth whitening may cause side effects. One main effect is an increase in sensitivity in your teeth and gums. This side effect often occurs when using at home kits and products. However at Mirage Aesthetic, with the use of non-peroxide gel, this side effect is unlikely to occur. Some individuals with already sensitive teeth may experience a slight tingling effect after the teeth whitening treatment and this tingling effect should go away within 1-3 days.
When doing any teeth whitening treatment or home-kit, remember not to swallow any whitening product as it may result in gastrointestinal irritation or distress. If this occurs, you may feel a burning sensation from your throat to your stomach.
At Mirage Aesthetic, your aesthetician will do a teeth analysis to check your teeth shade and if you have any hidden stains. They will then be able to better recommend a treatment plan depending on your condition.
Once you have whitened your teeth successfully, there are some good oral habits you should start to ensure that your treatments last. Some things you can do is to brush and floss regularly.
As there are some food and drinks that may stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine and grape juice, it is encouraged that you avoid these. If you do have any of these, remember to brush and rinse often.
As mentioned, teeth whitening does not last forever. You will need to continue having good eating and oral habits to help this procedure last longer.