A ‘teeth whitening’ procedure is the most popular way of improving the look of your teeth. It is usually quick and easy, as long as your teeth and gums are healthy before the treatment. As we indulge in tea, coffee, red wine and food additives, the teeth become discoloured over a period of time, and stains on your teeth become difficult to remove with regular brushing and cleaning. Tobacco and some medications can discolour teeth, as well. Though it might cause minor sensitivity right afterward, the whitening treatment is usually pain free and the results can last for years.
We create your own mouth guards (trays) to take home. You apply the gel on the trays yourself to whiten your teeth at home. This may take a daily application of the whitening gel, about 20 minutes a day for 5 days or more, until you see the clear result. The advantage is that you have control of the shade, as you can stop the process when you feel is the best without lifting the shade too quickly at once. We usually recommend that you whiten your top teeth first, so you can see the difference, before whitening your lower teeth.
Also, with the home whitening you can touch-up whenever you want to, such as before special occasions. It is completely safe to use this method at home, because your whitening treatment is supervised by a dentist, we’re able to provide a stronger whitening gel than you can buy ‘over the counter’. This means you can achieve excellent results from the comfort of home and ultimately reach the same level of whiteness provided by laser whitening.
If you’d like a whiter, brighter smile – contact our friendly team at Blackburn Clinic Dental Centre.
Dental treatments carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek an opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.