Teeth whitening

Now you can smile again!

Because of your insecurity over the colour of your teeth, are you reluctant to smile? Do you refuse to appear on photographs? Do you feel uneasy about laughing at a joke? Would you like to have a beautiful smile instead? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then teeth whitening is for you.

What exactly is teeth whitening?

Just like hair and skin colour, tooth colour will vary from person to person. There are numerous ways that teeth can be made to look whiter if they become discoloured. One is teeth whitening.

Why do teeth become discoloured?

Teeth become discoloured for many reasons:

  • Tea, coffee, red wine and cigarette smoke can yellow your teeth
  • Certain medications can also cause the teeth to become grey
  • Teeth have nerves and blood vessels inside them. If these nerves and blood vessels are damaged the tooth may become darker (this can happen because of decay, or if the teeth are knocked)
  • Tooth decay, fillings and tartar build-up can contribute to discolouration
  • Simply because of age, many people develop yellowish staining on their teeth

The good news is that, thanks to teeth whitening, all the above can be overcome. With procedures using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to bleach out stains on your tooth enamel, excellent results can be achieved.

How much whiter will my teeth look?

This varies from individual to individual, but most people respond very well to teeth whitening treatment, seeing dramatic whitening results.

Does it hurt? And are there any side effects?

Your teeth may feel a little sensitive during and/or after the initial treatment. This is usually described by patients as sporadic sharp shooting pains coming from your teeth. But don't worry. This should settle down after approximately 48 hours. We can even give you a special gel or mousse to apply to your teeth to help with the sensitivity.

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Is there a special event coming up in your life? Are you getting married soon? What about that school reunion you'd love to attend but just can't face, simply because you feel so insecure about the colour of your teeth? Whatever the reason, of course you want a brighter and more youthful smile. Teeth whitening is the answer.

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The procedure

Our teeth whitening techniques vary with every individual, depending upon:

  • The type of stain on the teeth
  • Where the stain is located
  • The peroxide concentrate in the whitening gel
  • The intensity of the light activating the whitening gel
  • The amount of time the whitening gel is used

Naturally, with teeth whitening, the final results differ between individuals. But with today's technology, teeth whitening has become an effective way to remove discolouration and stains to the teeth.