Teeth whitening can vary with every individual as the results are not the same for everyone. It won’t whiten the colour of any existing restorations like Crown, Veneers or fillings. It is important to have a dental examination prior to Teeth whitening as any pre-existing gum disease, tooth decay or gum recession may need treatment or may have adverse effects. Our recommendation is to avoid teeth whitening if pregnant, breastfeeding or if you are currently taking skin medication for photosensitivity.

Avoid consuming food or drink like Red wine, Coffee, Tea, Coloured energy or soft drinks immediately after and upto 24 to 48 hours after teeth whitening to achieve optimal results. You also have the option of On Chair Teeth Whitening for an instant result or Take Home Teeth Whitening that takes two to three weeks to see optimal results.

Ensure your teeth and gums are healthy prior to Teeth Whitening for it to be Safe and effective. If you have any concern regarding the procedure speak to your friendly staff or Dentists at The Dental Retreat.

Causes of Crooked Teeth

They are usually Caused by dental habits during childhood such as prolonged use of pacifier, lip sucking, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, enlarged tonsils, mouth breathing. Genetic predisposition, Early loss of deciduous teeth, facial injuries are also factors that could lead to crowding of teeth. If the alignment of your teeth is crooked, it could lead to lack of self confidence.

Crooked teeth affects our general health by:

  • It makes cleaning teeth difficult, which could lead to periodontal/gum disease, bad breath.
  • Difficulty in chewing food
  • Possible factor for teeth grinding or bruxism causing teeth wear.
  • More susceptible to Dental injuries and trauma

Speak to your friendly staff and Dentists at The Dental Retreat to make an appointment or if you would have any queries.

Taking care of your gums is important to prevent gingival recession. Plaque and calculus more commonly known as tartar can cause gum recession. Also faulty teeth brushing method is a common reason for developing sensitivity of teeth, also leads to gum recession. We can give you tips to prevent recession and keep your gums healthy.

Adopting a Proper Brushing technique and having regular dental checkups is an important part of your oral hygiene maintenance. Some recommendations from us at The Dental Retreat for proper brushing technique is to:

  • Use a soft bristled brush and Position your toothbrush at a 45-degree to the gums.
  • Move the brush back and forth with short gentle strokes for the outer and inner surfaces.
  • Move horizontally on the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  • Follow correct flossing method and do it regularly.