What is Teeth whitening?

The teeth whitening procedure involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. It wont make your teeth a brilliant white, but it will lighten the existing colour by several shades.

What is causing my teeth to become stained?

The most common contributions to your teeth becoming stained are:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking dark-colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
  • Not taking good care of your teeth

Aging also makes teeth less bright as the enamel gets thins and the dentin becomes darker.

The Teeth Whitening Procedure

Our dentist will use a guard to hold your mouth open, he will then apply a barrier over your gums to protect them from the whitening solution. This barrier is often applied as a gel which hardens to a protective rubber-like layer. once your gums are fully protected by the barrier, our dentist will then apply a whitening compound to the front of your teeth, a laser is used to activate the compound, which will cause it to foam and it will lift the stains away.

Once all of the teeth have been whitened by the laser, our dentist will then allow the compound to remain in place for a few minutes, and then remove the compound using a small vacuum tool. This method will be repeated up to three times to ensure the best result. Once complete you will be asked to wash your mouth and then remove the guard.

After Treatment

It is normal to have heightened sensitivity for a short while after the treatmet, this can be relieved with painkillers that will be prescribed following the procedure by our dentist during your visit follow up appointment.

Dont forget:

Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day,

Limit the sugar products,

See your dentist for regular check ups and cleaning,

Try to avoid foods and drinks that can stain such as ; blueberries, red wine ,smoking , coffee , tea.

Note: Other option for teeth whitening is PORCELAIN VENEERS or PORCELAIN CROWNS .