Teeth whitening is an excellent way to freshen up our smile. Stained discoloured teeth can leave you feeling unattractive and lead to low self-esteem. Whitening can give you back the beautiful smile you deserve.
Over time, teeth gradually yellow in colour. If you drink coffee, tea or red wine, or if you smoke, your teeth will become even more stained and discoloured. Teeth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. With today’s variety of teeth whitening methods and technologies, your smile can easily be whitened in a number of ways.
Teeth whitening may be carried out at home using special mouth trays and a mild bleaching agent is carefully applied to the teeth.
Home (tray) whitening
Custom fitting soft whitening trays are made into which the whitening gel is placed. Typically they have to be worn overnight. Different concentrations of gel can be used in different circumstances and the dentist will prescribe the concentration that they feel most appropriate. Typically the trays are worn over a 2-4 week period.