Teeth Whitening FAQ

Are you thinking about whitening your smile? At Centre for Dentistry, here are some of the most common questions we’re asked by our Ferntree Gully and Brighton patients about bleaching their teeth:   Is a professional treatment really more effective than an over the counter product? Why? Yes. Our teeth whitening products use concentrations that are only administered by dentists. Over the counter products use weaker concentrations that are safer for people that haven’t received a dental screening. It’s much like how prescription drugs compare to over the counter medication.   Why does whitening make my teeth sensitive? Tooth sensitivity … Continue reading

Caring for Your New Crown

Now that your new crown is in place, you may feel like everything is back to normal. But the truth is to get the most time out of your crown possible, you need to take a few extra measures to ensure it’s well cared for. Here’s what every Brighton and Ferntree Gully crown patient should know about their new restoration:   Flossing Isn’t Optional  The margin along the edge of your crown is an easy place for plaque to accumulate throughout the day. If left alone, it can irritate the gums and progress into periodontitis. You will want to clean … Continue reading