Teeth whitening is a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.
Why whiten my teeth?
White teeth look great- attractive, youthful and clean. Few people have naturally white teeth, and teeth can become darker with age. Smoking and drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine will also progressively darken the teeth.
What does teeth whitening involve?
Teeth whitening is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration and removes stains from within the enamel of the teeth. During your consultation the procedure will be discussed with you to determine if teeth whitening is suitable in your case. Teeth whitening does not affect the colour of artificial teeth, crowns, veneers or fillings.
A mould of your teeth is taken which is used to make thin, clear trays, which fit snugly over your teeth. You will be given syringes of gel that contain a carbamide peroxide bleaching agent.You will need to place some of the gel in the tray and wear it over your teeth for a few hours daily for one to three weeks. You need to wear the tray for at least three hours each day- or overnight if you prefer.