How does teeth whitening work?
Examination & Consultation with the dentist: The dentist will examine your teeth and determine suitability for teeth whitening. He will discuss all teeth whitening options and explain advantages & disadvantages of each.
If your teeth are not suitable for teeth whitening, the dentist will explain reasons and also recommend alternatives.
One-hour teeth whitening appointment. At this appointment there would be 3 applications of 6% hydrogen peroxide activated by a special light.
Home whitening. This involves wearing the custom-made whitening trays filled with 6% hydrogen peroxide gel for an hour daily for 2 weeks.
FREE Post treatment review appointment.
Is it safe?
Yes, as long as it is done by a registered and qualified dentist. Sensitivity of teeth is possible during and/or after whitening treatment.
How long does teeth whitening last?
The longevity of the results depends on dietary habits, maintenance of good oral hygiene and factors such as smoking.
Typically, you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to 10 years.
Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results.
You can top up whitening in 6 to 9 months using your home whitening kit if you wished.
Does teeth whitening affect fillings, veneers and crowns?
Teeth whitening has little or no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns, but it may temporarily reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations.
How much will the teeth whiten?
Clinical research shows that teeth become lighter with professional teeth whitening treatments. It is difficult to predict accurately by how much your teeth would lighten (whiten). The dentist will examine your teeth and give an indication of likely results.
Would my teeth become too white?
The simple answer is No. Because you are whitening your teeth gradually at home, when you get to a shade you are happy with you can stop; you have control.
How much does it cost?
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