What is tooth whitening?
Tooth whitening is a method of lightening the colour of your teeth without the need to remove any surface tooth material. It is a popular treatment in these image conscious times. White teeth project a sharp, clean, inviting and sexy image and are a bold signature of social confidence.
How does tooth whitening work?
The surfaces of your teeth gradually stain over the years from foods which may contain certain natural or artificial dyes, smoking, poor tooth brushing technique and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, and fizzy drinks etc. In some cases the porosity of the enamel is quite high making the teeth more likely to absorb stains.
There are two different methods of tooth whitening which can be used individually or in combination with one another:
Home whitening involves the use of carbamide or hydrogen peroxide gel which is applied to the teeth through custom-made trays (like gum shields). The trays should be worn for two to five hours per day over a period of two to three weeks for effective whitening.
Tooth whitening appointments
Please note that we only offer tooth whitening along with other orthodontic treatment, so if you would like to find out if you are a suitable candidate for whitening along with a your full treatment, book a consultation with our qualified registered dental practitioner today. Tooth whitening is not recommended if you are pregnant, breast feeding or allergic to any components in the whitening material.