Tooth whitening

Brighten your smile

Many patients are opting for cleaner, whiter teeth. For results that are guaranteed to be long-lasting and gentle to your teeth we recommend that this treatment is monitored by the dental practice.

Why do teeth discolour?
There are many reasons for discoloured teeth, amongst the most common are tea, coffee, nicotine, red wine, medication and antibiotics. Problems in the tooth development as well as knocks to the teeth can also cause discolouration.  

How does bleaching work?
Bleaching is a cosmetic procedure by which the discolourations in the tooth that cannot be removed by professional cleaning are whitened. Before the teeth can be successfully bleached however they must be cleaned by the dental hygienist to ensure that they are completely free of plaque and other residue. 

The bleaching procedure
We recommend the so-called "home-bleaching" method, which is carried out at home but prepared and monitored by the dental practice. An individually shaped plastic brace is constructed for the patient, which fits snugly over the teeth. The bleaching gel is placed onto the brace and inserted over the teeth. The brace is usually worn over night for approx. a week or until the desired colour is acheived.  The gel is only available from the dental practice.

Are there any side-effects?
In the mornings following bleaching the teeth and gums can become slightly sensitive. This sensitivity is temporary and disappears once the bleaching process is finished. For this reason, however, you should always carry out bleaching under the supervision of a dentist.

The tooth enamel and dentine are not damaged by the bleaching gel.