Whitening your Teeth is Quick and Easy with teeth whitening.
Discover your whiter, brighter smile.
Why do teeth discolour?
Everyone’s teeth are unique and discolour and stain in different ways. The discolouration or staining of a person’s tooth is typically caused by:
- Black tea
- Herbal tea
- Red wine
- Spicy foods such as curry
- Smoking cigarettes / cigars
How does tooth whitening work?
There are multiple types of tooth whitening solutions available. There are essentially three categories that these fit into including pharmacy available products, Take Home packages and In-dentist clinic applied solutions. Our procedure is the fastest, safest and most effective of all three.
When a whitening product is applied to the tooth, it breaks down into water and oxygen ions. The oxygen ions enter the enamel and attack the long stain molecules to effectively break them down to be short and colourless. These short and colourless molecules are then naturally removed from the tooth by saliva. The intensity of whitening is related to the number of oxygen ions available and the length of time they are on the tooth.
We use theshade guide to identify your tooth colour. We will also use this scale to estimate how many shades whiter you want your tooth. Each type of whitening utilises a unique application technique to protect your tooth and gums during the whitening process and also long term. Some products contain features that actively protect your tooth and gums during the process, and these can be beneficial as they enable you to achieve the desired whitening effect without incurring damage to your tooth or gums.