Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Teeth whitening

The perfect smile used to be reserved for the stars of the silver screen, but with the advancement of cosmetic dentistry, it’s becoming more and more common to have a near perfect smile. This has also been enabled by its widespread accessibility and improved affordability. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are now available if you truly want to enhance or restore the appearance of your smile.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

We live in a time where perhaps there is more of a focus and appreciation of appearance which has given rise to the popularity of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental procedures and oral care that makes the improvement of the mouth, teeth, and smile the priority. They are not necessarily pivotal to the functioning and health of the teeth and are focused more on aesthetics, although in some cases they may also have functional benefits.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Over time, teeth get stained and discoloured from habits like smoking as well as the foods we eat and fluids we drink such as wine, tea, and coffee. This results in the yellow appearance of our teeth and the dulling of their colour.

Teeth whitening involves bleaching the teeth using a gel that contains an ingredient that opens pores in your teeth to allow the active bleach to flow inside through the pours in your enamel and eventually into the dentin of your teeth. The oxygen molecules in the bleaching agent finally reach the discoloured molecules, resulting in the breaking away and the revealing of the natural colour of your teeth.

In general, this procedure can be carried out from the comfort of home using a home teeth whitening kit, or from the dental clinic where the results will be faster and notably be more dramatic.

Our team of dentists here at Fremantle Dental Care are specialists in giving our patients the smiles that they’ve always dreamed of. If you’d like to come in for a consultation, or have any questions about the treatments we offer, please feel free to contact us today.