What is Teeth Whitening?
It is a whitening process that lightens the shade of the enamel and dentine by removing discoloration. Almost anyone can benefit. Having a whiter, brighter and younger looking smile adds to your self-confidence. Having your teeth whitened can make you look and feel more attractive. The process is completely safe and does not effect the tooth enamel.
What causes Teeth Discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include ageing, consumption of staining substances i.e. tobacco, coffee, tea, red wine, cola, curry etc. Discoloration may also be caused by tooth trauma, nerve degeneration and old restorations.
What is 1 Hour Laser Whitening?
This treatment is carried out in the clinic and is ideal for those who want fast and effective results. The whitening gel is applied directly onto the teeth and a state of the art laser is used to activate the gel, resulting in lighter and brighter teeth. You can expect to lift up to 10 shades in just 1 hour.
What if I want to whiten my teeth at home?
If you prefer you can whiten your teeth in the privacy of your own home using our custom made trays and whitening gel. This treatment uses a mild “oxygen releasing” gel and is simple and effective for those who want a more gradual and discreet whitening effect. Simply apply the gel using the trays for 30 minutes per day. You can expect to lift 3 to 5 shades lighter in just 5 days. However, depending on the amount of discoloration you have you may choose to continue whitening for up to 10 days until you achieve the desired results.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience some sensitivity to hot and cold drinks after treatment which will go away within 24 to 48 hours after completing your treatment.
How long does Teeth Whitening last?
The average person will drop 2 to 3 shades per year so on average it lasts 2 years. However you can maintain your color for longer by topping up with home gel once a month just for 30 minutes.