Teeth whitening is a great option for individuals who want to brighten their smile, but is it safe for people with tooth sensitivity? How does teeth whitening for sensitive teeth work? As long as you see your dentist before starting any whitening treatment, you can safely fight discoloration, even if you have sensitive teeth. Buy Pure Smile teeth bleaching products at lower prices. SHOP NOW
How white do I want my teeth to be?
The professional-grade whitening gel used with custom-made trays available only at the dentist or in-chair teeth whitening give the best results, while whitening toothpaste and other over-the-counter products may only lighten teeth by 1 shade. Some people want “Hollywood” white teeth – but these “extremely white” teeth that celebrities have, are usually veneers. Shop our whitening kit here
What’s my budget?
A take-home whitening kit (whitening gel + custom-made trays) from Method Dental costs $299 but will give the best results often with no pain or sensitivity if used correctly. Meanwhile, over-the-counter products will offer a slight improvement but cost R100 to R1000, depending on what you buy.
How much time am I willing to commit to the process?
An in-office whitening treatment takes about an hour and a half but can be slightly uncomfortable, not only during the procedure but afterward. The take-home whitening kit provided by the dentist takes up to 2 weeks to complete the treatment, with application every day for around an hour. Book your 30-minute session.
Should I speak to a dentist before committing to teeth whitening?
How to Maintain Your Good Results
Once you have used our whitening products, there are things you can do to prevent stains and keep your smile as bright as possible:
- Practice good dental hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and seeing us for your routine cleanings
- Be aware of major stain culprits, such as red wine, tomato-based foods, energy drinks, tea and coffee
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking so that stain causers don’t sit on your teeth
- Don’t smoke