GET BRIGHTER PEARLY WHITES
Your smile is important. It's one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.
Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do regularly can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking.
What does teeth whitening involve?
At your consultation your dentist will tell you if teeth whitening is suitable for you and will recommend the best system for use. In this practice we use a Home Whitening system which is proven to given the best and longer lasting result that any other systems available in the market. There are also less risk for side effects.
The 'active ingredient' in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour is made lighter.
Tray System for Home Whitening
The total treatment can usually be done within three to four weeks. First, your dentist will need to make a mouthguard and will take impressions for this at the first appointment. Once your dentist has started the treatment, you will need to continue the treatment at home. This means regularly applying the whitening product over two to four weeks, often during the night whilst sleeping.
How long will my teeth stay white?
Teeth whitening lasts many years, especially if you take good care of your teeth with your cleaning and regular visits to the hygienist. You may build up some stain if you drink and eat certain foods that contain colour or if you smoke, however it is very simple to 'top-up' your whitening using your trays every few years.
What are the side effects?
Some people may find that their teeth become sensitive to cold during or after the treatment for a short period of time. Others report no discomfort at all. These symptoms are usually temporary and should disappear within a few days of the treatment finishing.
Teeth whitening does not remove any layers of your enamel or have any adverse effect on your teeth.