Teeth Whitening

What is tooth whitening?

It is a bleaching process that lightens discolouration of enamel and dentin.

What causes tooth discolouration?

There are many causes. The most common include aging and the consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, tobacco and red wine etc. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride many also cause tooth discolouration.

Is whitening safe?

Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. Any tooth whitening product, is not recommended for children or pregnant women.

Teeth Whitening

How long does it last?

By following simple post whitening instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and occasional touch-ups with take-home gel. These are professional products designed specifically to keep your teeth at their brightest. They are available only through your dentist

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and those provided by your dentist?

Yes. Consulting your dentist is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over the counter strips, brush on gels and toothpastes can take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. The dentist can whiten your teeth an average of six shades in a few days or in one hour using in-chair tooth whitening.

Are there any side effects?

Sensitivity during treatment may occur with some patients. Tooth sensitivity may occur after treatment but this usually lasts for a few hours and with the help of your dentist this can be minimised.

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