Teeth whitening

A procedure to lighten the colour of teeth and remove stains, enhancing their appearance.

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Why whiten your teeth?

It's important to note that teeth whitening may not be suitable for everyone. It is best to consult with your dentist to determine if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening and to discuss the most appropriate treatment option for you.

  • Enhanced appearance

    One of the primary benefits of teeth whitening is the improvement in the appearance of your smile. Whiter teeth can make you look more youthful, vibrant, and confident. It can also enhance your overall facial aesthetics and boost your self-esteem.

  • Removal of stains and discoloration

    Teeth can become stained or discolored due to various factors such as aging, consumption of certain foods and beverages (like coffee, tea, or red wine), tobacco use, and poor oral hygiene. Teeth whitening treatments effectively remove these extrinsic stains, restoring the natural brightness of your teeth.

  • Non-invasive procedure

    Teeth whitening is a non-invasive dental procedure that does not require any drilling or removal of tooth structure. It is a relatively simple and painless process compared to other cosmetic dental treatments.

  • Quick results

    Teeth whitening treatments typically provide quick results, allowing you to achieve a noticeably brighter smile in a short period. Depending on the method used, you may see significant improvements in just one session or over a few weeks of treatment.

  • Customizable options

    Teeth whitening treatments offer customizable options to suit individual preferences and needs. Whether you choose in-office professional whitening or at-home whitening kits provided by your dentist, the treatment can be tailored to achieve the desired level of whitening based on your specific situation.

  • Long-lasting effects

    While the longevity of teeth whitening results varies depending on factors like lifestyle habits and oral hygiene practices, the effects of teeth whitening can last for several months to a couple of years. By maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding staining substances, you can prolong the whiteness of your teeth.

  • Complementary to other dental procedures

    Teeth whitening can be a great complement to other dental treatments or procedures. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry options like veneers or dental bonding, teeth whitening beforehand can help achieve a more uniform and natural-looking smile.

frequently asked questions

Questions? Answers.

  • Is teeth whitening safe?

    Yes, teeth whitening is generally safe when performed under the supervision of a dental professional. Over-the-counter products and excessive use, however, can lead to tooth sensitivity and other issues.

  • How long does teeth whitening last?

    The longevity of teeth whitening results varies depending on factors such as your diet, oral hygiene habits, and lifestyle choices. Typically, the effects can last from several months to a couple of years.

  • Will teeth whitening damage my enamel?

    Professional teeth whitening products are formulated to minimize enamel damage. While some sensitivity might occur, proper application and supervision by a dentist ensure your safety.

  • Can I whiten my teeth if I have dental restorations (crowns, veneers, etc.)?

    Teeth whitening products primarily work on natural tooth enamel and won’t lighten dental restorations. If you have visible restorations, your dentist can help guide you on maintaining a uniform smile appearance.

  • Is teeth whitening painful?

    Some patients may experience temporary tooth sensitivity during or after whitening, but it’s usually mild and short-lived. Dentists can recommend sensitivity-reducing products if needed.

  • How white can I expect my teeth to become after whitening?

    The degree of whitening varies from person to person and depends on factors like the initial tooth color and the chosen whitening method. Your dentist can provide a realistic expectation based on your situation.

  • Can I whiten my teeth if I have sensitive teeth?

    People with sensitive teeth can still undergo teeth whitening, but they might experience temporary sensitivity during and after the process. It’s essential to inform your dentist about any existing sensitivity.

  • How long does an in-office whitening session take?

    In-office whitening sessions can take around 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the specific whitening system being used.

  • Can I drink coffee, tea, or red wine after teeth whitening?

    Immediately after whitening, it’s best to avoid staining foods and beverages for at least 24 hours. Over time, moderation and proper oral hygiene can help maintain your results.

  • Can I whiten my teeth if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

    It’s generally recommended to avoid teeth whitening during pregnancy and breastfeeding to ensure the safety of both you and your baby.

  • Can I use over-the-counter whitening products instead of professional treatment?

    Over-the-counter products might provide some whitening, but professional treatment supervised by a dentist is more effective and safer. Dentists can customize the treatment to your needs.

  • Can I whiten my teeth if I have gum disease or other dental issues?

    It’s essential to address any underlying dental issues before undergoing teeth whitening. Your dentist will assess your oral health and recommend the appropriate steps.

  • How often can I whiten my teeth?

    The frequency of teeth whitening depends on the method and your dentist’s recommendation. Generally, excessive or too frequent whitening can lead to tooth sensitivity and damage. Your dentist will be able to advise you on the suitable frequency to achieve your goals.

  • Will whitening toothpaste provide the same results as professional whitening?

    Whitening toothpaste can help maintain your teeth’s brightness but typically doesn’t provide the same level of whitening as professional treatments.

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