Appearance counts a lot in the way that people judge us, and a bright smile is one of the first things that is noticed by others. Not only is a brighter and whiter smile more beautiful and confidence boosting but it can leave a memorable and lasting impression.
However, what we eat and drink can also have a lasting impact on our teeth. Smoking, coffee, tea, red wine and cola can all contribute to staining on our teeth.
What is teeth whitening?
Book an appointment with us for a consultation on teeth whitening and the dentist will tell you which system we recommend that you use. We prefer a home whitening system that has been proven to deliver long lasting and safe results. In fact, this particular system appears to be the very best that the market currently has to offer.
In our system hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide is used to add more oxygen to the tooth enamel. This lightens the tooth colour and your teeth will be whiter as a result.
Home Whitening Tray System
Used over a total of 3 or 4 weeks, the tray system ensures that your teeth gain enough exposure to our solution for it to be effective. The dentist will take impressions so that a mouthguard can be made. The dentist will demonstrate what you need to do and you will need to continue with this treatment at home. With regular application over the weeks (overnight), your teeth will become whiter.
How long will it last?
You can expect teeth whitening results to last for many years. More so, if you take care with your cleaning and have hygienist appointments. Certain foods can build up the stain again, but we will advise you on what to avoid and how to manage the effects. You can then ‘top up’ your whitening every few years using your trays.
Are there any side effects?
Some people have reported that their teeth are more sensitive to cold for a short period of time after the treatment. Others report that they haven’t noticed any differences. Any symptoms will be temporary and will disappear after a few days of completion of the treatment.
Teeth whitening will not affect your enamel or have any detrimental effect on your teeth or mouth.
You can see other before and after photos of our treatments in our Smile Gallery