QUICK, EASY & SAFE
Teeth whitening is one of the quickest, easiest and safest ways to give your smile a makeover. It's one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available and is a simple, safe way of lightening the colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.
Teeth whitening has never been so easy nor has it ever been so affordable.
Our home teeth whitening trays are made to measure. Once they are ready we will check they fit properly and will show you how to use them. You place a small amount of whitening gel in the trays and wear them overnight for about four to six weeks for a basic case to reach optimum whiteness. The exact treatment time varies from patient to patient, depending on the original shade of your teeth and the degree of whitening you wish to achieve.
Why choose Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a method of lightening the natural colour of teeth by using a gel of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which breaks down and permeates into the enamel and dentine to change their colour, without removing any of the tooth surfaces.
How does Teeth Whitening work?
When a whitening product is applied to the tooth, it breaks down into water and oxygen ions. The oxygen ions enter the enamel and attack the long stain molecules to effectively break them down to be short and colourless. These short and colourless molecules are then naturally removed from the tooth by saliva. The intensity of whitening is related to the number of oxygen ions available and the length of time they are on the tooth.
Your dentist will use the pola shade guide to identify your tooth colour. They will also use this scale to estimate how many shades whiter you want your teeth.
Are there any side effects?
Research and experience have found that the main side effect is transient sensitivity, especially in patients who already have teeth, which are particularly sensitive to cold.
How long will the effects of teeth whitening last for?
The whitening effect varies from person to person but usually lasts for approximately three years.