About Tooth Whitening
Whitening procedures effectively restore the smile of people with stained, dull, or discoloured teeth.
The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentine, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Products, like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.
More and more people are choosing tooth whitening procedures to restore their smile. Some commercially available “whitening toothpastes” can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth’s enamel.
Professional whitening performed by our team is considered to be the most effective and safest method of tooth whitening; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Please be aware that tooth whitening performed by untrained personnel, beauticians etc can be risky. For more information on tooth whitening contact us today!
At home whitening
This process involves making customised trays, similar to a gumshield, which fit over the teeth. The whitening solution is placed within the tray and used over 10-14 days until the desired result is achieved. The main disadvantage of this method is that the results are not instant but the major advantage is that the final result can be controlled. You can keep using the solution in the trays until you reach the shade you want and top this up again anytime. As this process requires a lot less professional surgery time, at home whitening tends to be excellent value for money and is a more effective technique overall than in surgery whitening
Caring for your whitened smile
There are lots of things you can do to make sure your whitening result lasts as long as possible, and this will vary from person to person. First of all, please maintain your usual, conscientious routine of brushing and flossing every day, and keep up with your regular schedule of professional cleaning and hygiene. Avoid foods and drinks that stain, including red wine, tea and coffee. If you smoke, use your newly whitening teeth as an impetus to quit! A minor touch up every so often, can keep your smile bright and beautiful for years.