Teeth Whitening Journey with Dr LeviSeptember 10, 2016
Do you ever feel self confident about your smile? I know I definitely have. Thoughts like “Is food stuck on my teeth?” and “Did I accidentally get lipstick on my teeth?” are constant thoughts I have but the main concern for me was the colouring of my teeth. I know a lot of people have these thoughts and concerns but never know what to expect with teeth whitening and which procedure is worth trying. Today I will take you through my journey of teeth whitening with Dr Levi.
Let’s start with a bit of history on my teeth. I had braces when I was really young at age 12 until about age 14. As I was fairly young I had poor brushing methods and didn’t think too much of it but this really affected my teeth when I took out my braces. Not only did I have weak spots around where the braces used to be but they were also discoloured. They were slightly whiter than the rest of the teeth. On top of all that I also had extremely sensitive teeth when it came to hot or cold beverages.
For a long time I had considered the teeth whitening toothpaste and take home products from my dentist but none of them seemed to work. In fact most of them just made my teeth more and more sensitive so I ceased all teeth whitening hope and instead just stuck to my sensitive toothpaste and tooth mousse.
Fast forward to my visit with Dr Levi I was still concerned and nervous as I stepped into the clinic. Dr Levi’s Smile Shop is located near Sydney CBD in Oxford Square at Darlinghurst and pretty easy to get to. I was greeted by a lovely receptionist who let me fill in some standard paperwork and showed me some of the results of the various different treatments on offer. I opted for a SMARTbleach 3LT which lasts 3-5 years.
The process was pretty easy and in total takes about 36minutes. It is so convenient that many people even go here during their lunch break. The procedure consisted of inserting a clear mouth piece which helped keep your lips up and after Dr Levi applied the red alkaline gel onto the teeth he hooked a green laser light machine to start the process. The combination creates a non acidic teeth whitening process.
I like that the SMARTbleach 3LT creates whitening without any dehydration or demineralisation of the teeth. This was such a concern as I have extremely sensitive teeth.
I know you are all waiting for the result so here it is. If you have been following my instagram @ministryforstyle or this blog for a while you would have noticed that you rarely catch me smiling in my photos. I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so much in a day now. After this treatment I gained the confidence of being able to smile with full teeth in view.
For 2 days after the treatment Dr Levi recommended I take a white diet (avoiding all food that stain your teeth such as coffee, tea, beetroot, food colouring, etc). In the final result above you can see there are still some very very minor staining from the damage caused by my poor brushing during braces but majority of it looks great. My teeth definitely feel brighter and whiter. I hope you liked my teeth whitening journey. If you’d like to try it for yourself visit Dr Levi’s Smile Shop for more information.