Teeth whitening is a simple procedure that can make a big difference to your smile. Through removing stains and brightening your teeth, whitening lifts your smile up to new heights. As our teeth become stained over time through what you eat and drink, removing them gives your smile a more youthful and attractive look.
We offer a number of methods to whiten teeth, as different options are suitable for different people. During a consultation, we will discuss which treatment is best for you. Our most popular whitening treatment is home whitening, which lets you whiten your smile in the comfort of your home.
The Enlighten system is also a predominantly home teeth whitening kit, but with additional features that minimise sensitivity yet still produce amazing results. Enlighten guarantees you a shade B1 (the whitest shade). It uses a combination of custom-made trays worn for approximately two weeks to condition the teeth before an in-surgery whitening appointment.
Throughout our lives, our teeth are gradually stained through the foods and drinks we consume. Certain foods are worse culprits than others, such as coffee and red wine. Smoking also stains the white enamel, leaving teeth yellow in appearance as a result.
Whitening uses a safe chemical reaction that releases oxygen, breaking down stubborn stain molecules stuck on the enamel. It also goes deeper under the enamel and breaks down stains that have gone deep into the tooth. The broken down stains dissolve into the saliva and gradually vanish as the treatment progresses.
As long as your teeth are healthy, they can be whitened. Only natural teeth can be bleached using whitening, so if you have any veneers, crowns or bridges, you will need to think about replacing them. We can match your dental work to your new shade so your smile looks perfect.
Some people may have a higher sensitivity to the treatment than others. Home whitening is a perfect option for sensitive smiles as it has a lower concentration of the bleaching agent.
Once your smile is whitened, it can become stained once again, but the treatment doesn’t wear off. Your smile will be noticeably whiter for a long time. It’s worth avoiding drinks that stain teeth and smoking if you want your smile to remain whiter for longer. With home kits, you can keep your mouth trays and purchase top-ups of the gel so you can keep your smile whiter for longer at your convenience.