Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening – Safe and Effective. Gives You a Great Smile.

Various teeth whitening options are available to lighten your teeth safely and painlessly to give you a younger looking smile. Tooth whitening is the most commonly prescribed cosmetic procedure. Tooth bleaching is safe if the correct techniques are followed. Dentists use a special jelly bleach.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening gives you a Great Smile

Like hair and skin, teeth vary in colour. Some are darker, yellower or greyer than others, even when they are quite healthy. As a person ages the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth as the enamel becomes less porous. Teeth can also stain from bacterial pigments, foodstuffs or tobacco. Whitening is normally recommended if your teeth are naturally discoloured due to aging.

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The procedure to whiten teeth uses oxidizing agents such as hydrogen peroxide and/or carbamide peroxide to lighten the shade of the tooth. This penetrates the porosities in the enamel and oxidizes internal stain deposits; over a period of time, the dentine layer lying underneath the enamel is also whitened. The effects of whitening can last for several months, but may be shortened by cigarette smoking, and tea and coffee consumption.

“At-home whitening” involves custom fitted  transparent whitening trays that hold a relatively low concentration of oxidizing agent (jelly bleach ) next to the teeth for up to 3 hours a day for a period of 5 to 14 days. ‘Day whitening’ can be accomplished in shorter applications than ‘night whitening’ treatments. This is known as take-home bleaching. Results can vary, depending on which application is chosen, with some people achieving whiter teeth in a few days.

Note: New EU legislation is now in effect controlling and limiting the sale of  “over the counter”  and “at home” Teeth whitening kits and products. Click here to read more about the new legislation.

Before any tooth whitening is carried out your dentist will need to check your teeth to see that your gums are healthy and that there are no cavities. Single ‘dead’ root filled teeth can sometimes be whitened individually by internal bleaching.

The main side effect of tooth whitening is sensitivity. Some people experience more discomfort than others. This is normally of short duration and your dentist can give you advice and help in it’s management.

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