FAQ#9: Does Teeth Whitening Work For Everyone?
Despite the many strong advertising messages which suggest otherwise, not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. Some teeth are too deeply stained, or are otherwise resistant to the effects of whitening gels. Other teeth may whiten a little, but fail to achieve the individual’s full expectations.
We think it’s really important for people to approach whitening with realistic expectations. Unfortunately, this can be difficult in today’s marketplace, where popular brands of whitening toothpastes are still advertised as being capable of “making teeth 5 shades brighter in 7 days”. Sometimes even the strongest whitening gels available to dental professionals can’t achieve such a claim: toothpastes have a very low concentration of whitening agent (in Australia, there is a limit to the strength of whitening gels that can be sold over-the-counter), so this claim is difficult to take seriously.
When you visit us to discuss teeth whitening, we’ll be very clear about what you can expect. If we don’t think you’ll get a good result, even with our strongest whitening agents, we’ll tell you.
If whitening won’t work, there are other ways to make your teeth appear brighter. Your dentist can assess your teeth and make recommendations about the treatments that will predictably give you the results that you are looking for.
You can read more about teeth whitening here
and in the following articles on the Corinna Dental Group website
- Teeth Whitening: Why The Australian Dental Association Is Calling For Tougher Laws To Protect Consumers