Teeth Whitening & Cleaning
Teeth bleaching is a popular and affordable choice to brighten your smile. Prior to undergoing whitening treatment your dentist will examine your teeth and gums and advise you if they are healthy enough to go through a whitening process
The teeth whitening procedure is performed in the dental chair. It is the fastest and most effective way to whiten teeth and usually takes around one hour .this is the best option for those wanting ‘instant’ results.
What Whitening treatment involve?
The dentist will first apply a protective gel to the lips and gums, followed by the application of the whitening gel to the teeth. The gel (which contains Hydrogen Peroxide) is then activated by a special LED light, and the resulting photochemical reaction gently penetrates the tooth to lift deep stains and discolourations. This process varies in length, depending on the depth of the stain and the goal level of whiteness. It can be a little uncomfortable having the mouth open for such a long time, but many patients find listening to music or watching a movie helps to distract them, and the upside is that there is usually only one treatment required (deep staining may require additional treatment).
How long does Whitening last?
This will depend on many factors, including the lifestyle and habits that resulted in the stained teeth in the first place. This said, it should be several years before the stains reappear to the level they were before treatment. Some whitening systems also have home touch-up kits available to top up the whitening at home, which helps to enhance the whitening further and maintains the investment for longer.