The foods and drink we consume, some medications, and the natural ageing process can all contribute to darkening of your tooth enamel. If you are unhappy about your smile because it is not as white as it used to be, you may be lacking confidence which can affect your ability to perform at your best, both in the work place and socially. Fortunately, we can offer you a safe and effective teeth whitening procedure to help.
In chair whitening by a professional oral health therapist is an advanced system that’s safe, fast and very effective, giving you a beautiful new smile in around an hour from the comfort and convenience of our dental practice. First we carry out a thorough professional clean of your teeth before the actual whitening session. Your in chair procedure then begins with a preparation period, followed by 45 to 60 minutes of actual whitening.
In chair whitening technique uses a bleaching process to lighten your discoloured teeth, with the application of a whitening gel to your teeth which is then activated by a blue UV light. This light triggers the gel’s active ingredient, hydrogen peroxide, helping it penetrate the surface of the tooth and bleach coloured substances, while leaving your tooth structure unchanged. After your whitening treatment your teeth will typically be at least six to ten shades whiter, and sometimes more. In many cases your teeth will get even whiter the first few days after your treatment.
At-home whitening kits
An alternative teeth whitening treatment that fits in around your busy schedule is our at-home whitening system.
We supply custom-made trays resembling a sports mouthguard for you to use at home. Special whitening gel is applied into the trays, which are then worn overnight. Your whitening treatment takes 3 weeks to achieve your desired shade, although you will start to notice a significant difference after just a few days.
All our teeth whitening methods are completely safe to use. To enhance the longevity of your whitening treatment, we will happily offer advice on the lifestyle and food choices you can make to prolong your results. Smoking or eating strongly dyed foods will discolour your teeth much more quickly, but with our recommended care routine, many of our patients attain a brighter smile that can last for two years or more.