The advances in Teeth Whitening techniques over the past few years have been little short of phenomenal.
Discolouration of your teeth can come from many everyday factors such as:
But we can now remove all of these stains easily and painlesslywith procedures using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to bleach out stains on your tooth enamel.
Your teeth may feel a little sensitive during and/or after the initial treatment. This is usually described by patients as sporadic sharp shooting pains coming from your teeth. But don’t worry. This should settle down after approximately 48 hours. We can even give you a special gel or mousse to apply to your teeth to help with the sensitivity, and for those with especially sensitive teeth then normal analgesics are very effective in relieving the sensitivity.
There are quite a few techniques available the two most popular are:
A custom made tray is fitted and worn over your teeth. A small amount of Gel (Bleaching Gel) is applied to the tray, the tray is then worn for a fixed period each day. A small amount of the bleaching gel is placed in the tray and worn for a brief amount of time each day. This is the most widely used and cost effective technique for teeth bleaching.
Laser Bleaching is a process of using a laser in conjunction with whitening gel. Unlike tray bleaching this procedure is carried out in our surgery. The clear bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and a laser activates tiny crystals to absorb the energy from the light which penetrate the teeth enamel and increase the lightening effect on the teeth. The length of time for the procedure is dependent on the amount of discolouration of the teeth enamel.