Top facts about whitening your teeth

Teeth Whitening  

Teeth whitening is one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures in dentistry. It’s easier to face the world with a good-looking smile, and proper dental hygiene, including, teeth-whitening, can have a positive impact on your self-confidence and, by extension, the way others perceive you. SHOP NOW

 

How does the whitening process work?

Teeth whitening works by lightening the natural color of the tooth and removing stains from the surface of the tooth. The whitening agent penetrates the tooth’s enamel to permanently whiten the internal tissue – dentine – that is naturally yellow in color. The peroxide-based gel safely dissolves surface stains and discoloration on the external layer of enamel. Shop our whitening kit here

Does it hurt? Why?

A minority of patients experience temporary sensitivity during or immediately after their in-chair whitening treatment. Tooth sensitivity is unique to every patient and is related to the condition of the tooth’s enamel and dentin. During treatment, tiny tubules in the enamel and dentine which lead to the nerve inside the tooth. The exposure of the nerve to the hydrogen peroxide can cause temporary sensitivity.

 

What are the signs of a bad whitening treatment?

Specific steps are taken to protect the lips, gums and internal cheek tissue from the whitening gel. If these areas are red, inflamed and sensitive after your treatment, it can indicate your mouth hasn’t been adequately protected during the whitening process. Book your 30-minute session.

 

Does whitening toothpaste help after treatment?

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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

 

 

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