Professional Teeth Whitening
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is useful in removing the stains on your teeth which have built up from food, drinks and lifestyle factors. Common causes of stained teeth are smoking, drinking tea and coffee and consuming other staining foods.
While teeth whitening treatment is great for brightening your smile, it will not make your teeth ‘paper white’, nor will it prevent new stains from occurring. The causes of the original stains will still have the same effect on your teeth in the future.
Whitening teeth relies on the use of hydrogen peroxide gel being applied to the teeth. The Gentle Dentist is able to provide professional-grade whitening gel for the best results.
Impressions will be taken by your dentist at a short appointment. Your custom kit will be ready for use within a week.
Treatment is easy – your dentist will show you how to dispense the whitening gel inside the trays and you simply need to wear the trays for 45 minutes each day for 2 weeks.
Why choose an in-home treatment?
From our experience, professional-grade in-home whitening treatments result in the least sensitivity while at the same time provides superb end results. Many in-chair whitening procedures leave teeth dehydrated and suffer prolonged sensitivity and possible gum damage. Our custom made whitening kit allows you to control the pace at which you whiten your teeth and allows you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. Our dentists have personally tried both in-home and in-surgery whitening treatments and prefer to keep their teeth sparkling with our professional-grade take-home system.
What is the long term prognosis?
Whitening your teeth will not prevent new stains from occurring. When new stains do occur, you can simply obtain individual whitening syringes from your dentist and repeat the whitening treatment.
Occasionally patients may experience sensitivity during the whitening treatment. This is usually temporary and lasts only as long as the treatment occurs. If you suffer from naturally sensitive teeth, please advise your dentist prior to whitening so that we may recommend the best course of treatment for you.