Teeth whitening enhances the brightness of natural teeth. Before we recommend a course of action, we need to assess your suitability and cause of staining, especially if you have:

  • Discoloured or sensitive teeth
  • White spots or decay on your teeth
  • Infected gums
  • A bridge, crown, or other dental work (especially involving front teeth)

The lifespan of whitened teeth can range from 4-12 months. This depends on the type of treatment used and is influenced by food and drinks that can stain teeth – such as blueberries, coffee, and tea. Practising good oral hygiene keeps your teeth their whitest without undergoing treatment.

Once the dentist confirms you as a suitable candidate for tooth whitening. You can choose between supervised in-office treatment or a supervised home whitening kit.

  • An in-office treatment typically whitens teeth 5-10 shades within 45-90 minutes
  • A Dentist-dispensed take-home kit contains a higher concentration of whitening agent than a store-bought kit and is as easy to use

In-Chair Treatment

After an examination of your teeth, gums and supporting bone structure, your dentist will inform you if tooth whitening is a safe option.

Once you’re cleared for in-chair treatment, your dentist will –

  • Prepare your mouth by covering your lips and gums so that only your teeth are exposed
  • Apply a professional-strength whitening gel to your teeth
  • Expose your teeth to a special light for 15 minutes to help the gel penetrate and whiten your teeth. Invite you to watch TV or listen to music as you relax in the chair
  • Reapply the gel and light treatment two more times

You can expect a total tooth whitening treatment time between 45-90 minutes.

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