Tooth whitening is the most requested dental procedure. People associate white teeth with an improved, youthful appearance creating a sense of wellness and improved self esteem.
Did you also know that there are health benefits of using whitening treatments?
- Improved gingival (gum) condition
- Decrease in root caries for elderly patients
- Improved oral hygiene
Successful whitening requires your dentist to have a thorough understanding of restorative and aesthetic dentistry as well as periodontal disease and endodontics. A knowledge of oral medicine and pathology, an understanding of why teeth discolour, the science of tooth whitening and the stages of whitening are all important. Not all patients, or all teeth respond in the same way and it is important that your treatment is planned, to avoid complications, rather than just provided.
Professional tooth whitening uses gels containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and soothers.
After an initial consultation, your dentist will prescribe a personalised home whitening kit.
Impressions are taken, and bespoke moulded trays are constructed.
A solution specific to your needs is prescribed and you are instructed on how to use the kit.
This kit is prepared by a qualified dentist, specifically designed to whiten your teeth in the safest and most effective way possible.
In-Chair Teeth Whitening
This is an intensive one hour treatment undertaken in the dental chair.
A patented procedure involving a bright light and special gel is used to whiten your teeth.
Make an appointment today with your dentist to discuss your tooth whitening options!