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Important COVID-19 UpdateMore Info

Dear Valued Aardent Dental Centre Patient, It seems that all we hear and talk about these days is COVID-19(Coronavirus). Nevertheless, we want to reassure you that we are taking extra measures in addition to our usual stringent hygiene practices. The health of our patients, staff and anyone who enters the building is of paramount importance to us. We are taking a multitude of precautions as recommended by the appropriate health authorities (and some of our own). These include,

  • Spacing of waiting room chairs by a minimum of 1.5meters.
  • Removal of magazines, newspapers and children’s toys from the waiting room.
  • Offering patients to wait in their cars if they prefer.
  • Insisting that all people who enter the building use hand sanitiser (provided).
  • Asking all people to practice high levels of cough/sneezing hygiene.
  • Requesting that anyone with a temperature/flu like symptoms contact us and postpone their dental appointment.
  • Regularly sanitising building surfaces like doorknobs etc.
  • Requiring patients for some procedures to rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution (known to kill coronavirus in the mouth).
  • Availability of non-contact body temperature devices for patient screening if the situation escalates.

Please rest assured that we are open for business and able to continue our excellent level of treatment for you.

As you will be aware the situation is ever changing as will be our response. We will endeavour to keep you informed along the way.

Kindest regards,

Richard Williams

and the

Aardent Dental Centre Team

Consult your Dental Surgery in Vic Park

In recent years tooth whitening has become a popular form of cosmetic dentistry, aimed at reducing yellow tints or stains to give you a whiter, brighter smile, in a less invasive manner than getting veneers.

While teeth whitening does not improve the health of your teeth, it can make you more confident about your smile which then lights up your whole face. It is an effective treatment to cover up stained teeth but should not replace regular dental check-ups and teeth cleaning appointments.

Teeth whitening is not suitable for everyone as it may be ineffective for those with darkly stained teeth, and others with very sensitive teeth may find it too painful. We at Aardent Dental recommend you speak to the experienced team at our Perth dental clinic before any whitening treatment, as they can advise and give you a realistic expectation of the results.

What you need to know about Cosmetic dentistry

Teeth whitening is a relatively straightforward cosmetic dentistry procedure, but one that uses strong chemicals that can damage your teeth and gums if done incorrectly.

 When applied to teeth these chemicals, usually carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, pass through the outer layer of enamel to react with the pigments in the tooth structure. This makes your teeth appear whiter and shinier, helping them reflect light and appear brighter.

 There can be lots of benefits to having an experienced dental clinic carry out teeth whitening, as opposed to using a home kit. The main one is that a trained dentist can provide faster results, with your teeth appearing whiter after just one session, whereas home treatments require multiple sessions before results are visible.

 Professional cosmetic dentistry, such as that carried out in our Perth dental clinic, uses much stronger concentrations of bleaching agents than home whitening kits. This allows for faster results and a more even teeth whitening. Should you choose a home kit, be careful not to add more bleach than recommended; it will not whiten your teeth more and could damage your health.

What are the alternatives?

Teeth whitening may not be the right form of cosmetic dentistry for everyone. For some, the sensitivity to hot and cold that affects your teeth in the day or two after the procedure may be too great.

Those with darkly stained teeth – grey, brown, or black in tone – would need to seek an alternative to whitening as it would not be effective. Speak to a friendly staff member at our Victoria Park dental clinic about covering these teeth with crowns or veneers.

If you have fillings or crowns these will also not be affected by teeth whitening. An experienced dentist here at our Vic Park dental surgery can replace them with lighter options to match your newly whitened teeth.

Teeth that are only lightly stained may just need regular professional teeth cleaning to keep them white. The professional team at our Perth dental clinic recommends regular dental visits, twice-daily brushing and flossing, and avoiding food and drinks that stain your teeth like coffee, tea, and red wine, to keep your teeth as naturally white and bright as possible.

 

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