A smile is one of your most important assets; it captures the essence of your personality and is one of the first things people will notice about you. A healthy smile can indicate vitality, happiness and well being.
When it comes to achieving your desired smile, the key to success is seeking expert advice from a qualified cosmetic dentist.
Dr Angelo Lazaris is one of Sydney's leading cosmetic dentists, with his work featuring on shows such as Body Work, Mornings with Kerri-Anne and Australia's Search for the Next Top Model.
For Dr Lazaris, tooth whitening is the single most effective way to instantly make you look and feel great. Consequently it is no surprise teeth whitening is one of Dr Lazaris' most popular procedures. "My clients often come to me for advice on how they can achieve their whitest, brightest smile", said Dr Lazaris.Dr Lazaris has witnessed the amazing impact whitening procedures have had on many of his clients. "Even the most subtle change can make an exceptional difference to a person's overall appearance. You'd be surprised how significantly a new bright white smile can improve a person's confidence", said Dr Lazaris.
Whilst teeth whitening is not a totally new concept to the Australian public, with so many products available it is difficult to decide which one is right for you. Dr Lazaris recommends using professionally administered tooth whitening products. Unlike over-the-counter products, professionally administered products are tailored to suit your individual needs and have been clinically proven to have no adverse effects on your tooth enamel.
All professional bleaching methods work around the same basic principle. Hydrogen peroxide gels of varying concentrations are applied to your teeth and once activated by light, heat or chemical initiator, penetrate the tooth structure and oxidise the stains and pigments within.
Having your teeth professionally whitened in a dental practice will take approximately one hour, or alternatively using a take-home kit provided by your dentist will take about a week. Ultimately the variation of the stains on your teeth will determine the duration of the whitening procedure.
Some professional teeth whitening procedures can whiten your teeth up to 15 shades lighter. Most teeth whitening procedures will last two to three years depending on your lifestyle. With regular maintenance the results can last a lot longer.
Trying to limit your daily intake of stain-causing products such as cigarettes, red wine and coffee as well as brushing, flossing and using mouthrinse at least twice daily will also increase the longevity of your white smile.
For more information about teeth whitening or to book a consultation with Dr Lazaris' please visit www.drangelolazaris.com
or call 02 9232 2488. Cosmetic Dentistry
Please also read about the B'Dazzled teeth whitening kits.