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Teeth whitening

In-Chair Teeth Whitening

What is in-chair teeth whitening?

In-chair teeth whitening is a non-invasive dental treatment that lifts stains from the pores of teeth and lightens the colour of natural tooth enamel, leading to the appearance of whiter, brighter teeth.

In-chair teeth whitening is the quickest dental solution for whitening teeth and removing or reducing stains and discolouration. It typically involves the application of whitening product directly onto the teeth and the use of heat, a special light or laser to activate and/or accelerate the whitening agent.

With in-chair teeth whitening, results are typically achieved within one 30-60 minute dental appointment.

When is in-chair teeth whitening used?

In-chair teeth whitening is an ideal solution for people wanting instant results. It is an appropriate treatment for people with wear to the outer tooth layer (enamel) or extrinsic stains on the teeth of a yellow, brown appearance, typically caused by smoking or the consumption of coffee, wine and cola and some foods.

What are the benefits of in-chair teeth whitening?

There are several advantages associated with in-chair teeth whitening:

  • Dentists typically use whitening products that contain stronger concentrations of hydrogen peroxide compared with off-the-shelf or take-home products and this ensures results within one 30-60 minute dental treatment.
  • Dentists apply the whitening agent directly to the teeth so that the use of mouth trays, such as those provided in take-home and off-the-shelf whitening kits, is unnecessary.
  • Dentists supervise the treatment and can control the amount of whitening that occurs.
  • Dentists typically use a rubber shield to protect the gums from the whitening product.
  • Dentist can better match the types of stains with the best treatments, leading to better results.

Considerations

Teeth whitening is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women.

Teeth whitening is not permanent and the degree of whiteness will vary from individual to individual depending on the condition of the teeth and the type of whitening system used.

Teeth whitening will only work on natural teeth and extrinsic stains. The initial appointment with our dentist will confirm your suitability for in-chair teeth whitening.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

What is take-home teeth whitening?

Take-home teeth whitening is a non-invasive dental treatment that lifts stains from the pores of teeth and lightens the colour of natural tooth enamel, leading to the appearance of whiter, brighter teeth.

Take-home teeth whitening involves the creation of a customised mouth tray to which whitening product is added. The mouth tray is taken home with the whitening product and worn on the teeth at specific intervals over a period of up to fourteen days.

When is take-home teeth whitening used?

Take-home teeth whitening is a cost-effective solution for people wanting whiter, brighter teeth. It can assist people with wear to the outer tooth layer (enamel) or extrinsic stains on the teeth of a yellow, brown appearance, typically caused by smoking or the consumption of coffee, wine and cola and some foods.

What are the benefits of take-home teeth whitening?

There are several advantages associated with take-home teeth whitening:

  • Custom-fitted mouth trays, made from impressions taken by the dentist, ensure maximum contact between the whitening product, which is applied to the mouth tray, and the teeth.
  • Custom-fitted mouth trays minimise contact of the whitening gel with the gum tissue.
  • The whitening product is milder than products used within dental surgeries, leading to less tooth sensitivity and control over the shade of white that is achieved.
  • Take-home teeth whitening is more affordable than in-chair teeth whitening performed within dental surgeries.

Considerations

Positive results from take-home teeth whitening rely on compliance with the at-home portion of the treatment protocol.

Teeth whitening is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women.

Teeth whitening is not permanent and the degree of whiteness will vary from individual to individual depending on the condition of the teeth and the type of whitening system used. Teeth whitening will only work on natural teeth and extrinsic stains.

The initial appointment with our dentist will confirm your suitability for take-home teeth whitening.

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