One of the easiest ways to enhance your smile is to whiten it. With the advanced technology we have available today, whitening your teeth has never been easier, using professional-grade bleaching agents specifically designed to improve your look over time.
Tooth whitening can lighten the shade of your teeth and remove stain or discoloration caused by ageing, certain medications, tobacco, coffee, and tea. Tooth whitening will not last forever, so the procedure will have to be repeated on a regular basis.
The main cleaning agents in these products are carbamide peroxide and/or hydrogen peroxide, which is safe to use and will not irritate your teeth. Best of all, you can do it from the comfort of your own home!
After a thorough examination, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and then make custom mouthpieces (trays) to fit your teeth. The dentist will give you a supply of bleaching gel that is applied to the tray and then you will be instructed to wear the tray for a certain amount of time. Care should be taken to use only the prescribed amount of whitening gel as excess material can contact your gums and cause irritation.
In 10-14 days your smile will be noticeably clean and bright!
Tooth whitening can cause increased tooth sensitivity for some people. this is a normal side effect and usually subsides a few days after the whitening treatments have been completed. Whitening procedures should be avoided if you are pregnant.