Unlock the potential of your bright smile
Why Should I Whiten My Teeth?
- If over the counter products aren’t working
- To erase years of stain or deep discoloration
- As part of your upcoming smile makeover
- Before trying more costly or non-invasive treatments
- To enhance your healthy smile’s appearance
- When you need to look your best for an important event
- As a gift or to pamper yourself
Why do I have yellow or dark teeth?
Day to day activities such as drinking tea, coffee, colas, red wine and smoking tobacco can cause undue stress and strain on the colour of your teeth.
If you are not happy with the discoloration of your teeth, we have a solution! Tooth whitening
- Home teeth whitening is cheaper and it helps you get a better result with the new advanced materials that have been invented.
- Generally, you spend about an hour a day for about 7 to 14 days and your teeth will be whiter & brighter.
In-office/same-day teeth whitening
- in-office whitening will provide an instant lift to your smile to give you that extra confidence to show them off!
- Same-day or “in-office” whitening involves a single appointment where we apply the whitening gel to your teeth after protecting your lip and gum surface and use a special light to activate the stain oxidation process. The gel is rinsed away and re-applied 2-3 more times until we’ve achieved desired results.
- Office teeth whitening generally takes about an hour to an hour and a half of your time.
HOW OFTEN CAN I WHITEN MY TEETH?
Current research shows that whitening should be done regularly if you want to maintain a white bright smile.
This is where you have your initial teeth whitening procedure and a booster tooth whitening kit can be used every three to six months to maintain the natural look and feel.
Is tooth whitening for everybody?
The last point to remember is that not everybody benefits from tooth whitening & therefore other solutions may be more appropriate such as Porcelain Veneers.
Find The Best Version of Yourself
Are there any prerequisites to teeth whitening?
The most important thing though to consider is that you have a very healthy mouth before you carry out these procedures:
There are two conditions you should be concerned about
- Gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontal disease. This is caused by a collection of tartar on your teeth.
- The whitening gel will whiten the tartar and damage your gums if you have any of these conditions and when in the future you get your teeth cleaned the teeth underneath will still be stained
- Tooth decay. The whitening gel can creep into the nerve of your tooth causing severe pain if you have tooth decay
Therefore, it is highly recommended that you have had a check-up done in the last three months before you have whitening done.)
Wondering if Whitening is right for you?
“Almost anyone is a candidate for whitening.”
No. 1: In-Surgery Whitening
Using the latest blue light technology and whitening solution, we can whiten your teeth in as little as an hour!
Safe and very effective, your teeth will be between 6 to 8 shades lighter.
We also offer a take-home kit to top up the initial whitening treatment (this has an added cost to you office treatment) You will be given instructions and advice on the best time to use this and the continuing results you can expect.
Whitening your teeth will provide an instant lift to your smile to give you that extra confidence to show them off!
What actually happens with in-surgery whitening?
Your gums and lips are protected with barrier materials and a ‘before’ picture is taken.
The whitening gel is applied on your teeth, and the blue light activates it. You relax.
After four 15-minute cycles (just over an hour), the procedure is completed and an ‘after’ picture is taken.
You rinse. You smile.
How white will my teeth get?
Clinical studies show that in-surgery whitening procedures deliver up to eight shades lighter and even higher for individuals with darker teeth.
Results will vary as the starting points may be different and everyone’s teeth respond differently.
During the consultation, we will go over what you can expect for your individual situation.
What if I have sensitive teeth?
About 10% of our clients may experience a dull ache following the procedure.
Taking an analgesic almost always resolves the discomfort. It is best to avoid hot and cold drinks for the first 24 hours.
We will provide you with an information sheet on how we can help you reduce the sensitivity as much as possible.
Does it work with crowns, veneers or bonding?
In-surgery whitening treatment cannot change the colour of your crowns, veneers or bonding.
We will recommend the best course of action if we are whitening your teeth and are fitting crowns, veneers or bonding.
How long does it last?
On average, it lasts for 2-3 years, but the long-term results depend primarily on the individual.
Certain habits, such as the use of tobacco products, drinking a lot of coffee, tea, dark soft drinks and infrequent visits to the dentist for regular cleanings etc. can work against the results.
How do I keep my teeth white?
Regular professional care can help maintain whiteness for years.
Some people may prefer to have the whitening procedure carried out every few years to maintain the whiteness or even simply top up the whitening treatment with a take-home mini whitening kit.