Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a well established procedure in cosmetic dentistry. Tobacco, coffee, tea, alcohol and food additives. Some developmental blemishes and the natural aging process all contribute to the discolouring and yellowing of teeth. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that can provide patients with fantastic results that whiten the colour of teeth which have discoloured over time or stained by one or more of the afore mentioned causes.

Teeth whitening, if maintained correctly, can leave you with results that last. As teeth whitening agents have varying levels of peroxide in them, all procedures should only be carried out by qualified practioner who only uses clinically proven teeth whitening products.

Home whitening system

RESULTS are 24hrs after initial process process is started!

For the Home whitening system, impressions are taken of the relevant teeth to fabricate a custom-made whitening tray that is used to keep the peroxide gel exposed to the tooth surface. The peroxide gel is then placed in the tray and the patient is required to wear them for a minimum of 4 hrs a day for 2 weeks, gradually improving their results, day by day untill they are happy. (Can be used  for up to 3 months for certain cases). We include a free 45 mins in office whitening with the home whitening system to act as a booster for more effective results

In Office whitening system with curing light

RESULTS are seen 24 hrs after whitening process has finished!

Some teeth whitening procedures are undertaken in the dental chair by the oral hygienist or dental surgeon. Teeth whitening gel with a much higher peroxide level will be used, and the soft tissues (gums) will be blocked out, to prevent them from chemical burns. Due to the high levels of peroxide present in  in-office procedures, it is not safe for private use. The peroxide gel is then placed on the teeth and left on for 30 – 45min. In certain cases, very few patients, may present with minor shock pains within the teeth and in such circumstances the peroxide gel is gently removed and the teeth are rinsed. In office we use curing light to activate bleach.

The whitening process is effective for most discoloured teeth. Darker stains, such as those caused by antibiotics  and heavy tabacco stains, may take longer to respond to treatment, or  even require multiple treatments. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient depending on the structure of the teeth, the number of allocated visits or the duration of tooth exposure to the peroxide gel and or  the whitening system is used.

A follow up appointment will be booked so we can evaluate the results of your teeth whitening procedure and make sure you are happy with your new white smile.