A bright, white smile can make you look good and feel great. Our patients who have experienced the tooth whitening transformation tell us the procedure helps them smile with confidence.
Teeth whitening involves a process that bleaches your teeth to achieve their ultimate natural whiteness and BriteSmile tooth whitening can achieve this in around an hour.
In surgery tooth whitening
Prior to the actual procedure we will carry out a dental check-up to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. You will be advised of any condition that may prevent us from carrying out the whitening treatment.
Your gums and lips will be protected from the bleaching agent to reduce the risk of sensitivity following the procedure. Any sensitivity that does occur usually disappears within 24 hours.
The bleaching agent is applied to each tooth and then exposed to a ultra-violet light which activates the bleaching process. This part of the process is repeated three times to achieve the ultimate result in whitening.
You should consider tooth whitening before you have any dental restoration work so that the colour of crowns and veneers that are visible when you smile can be matched to your natural tooth colour after bleaching.
The treatment is suitable for most people and is particularly successful in removing unsightly stains left by smoking, coffee and certain foods. The results will vary for each individual depending on the natural shading of your teeth and the level of discolouration and staining present prior to the procedure.
Take home in-tray tooth whitening
Our dentists also offer a take home bleaching kit that can achieve similar results over a longer period of time. An impression is taken of your teeth and two custom made trays are made to contain the bleaching gel. Patients take the trays and gel home and are advised to wear the trays for prolonged periods (usually through the night) for several sessions until the bleaching process is complete. Results using this method are comparable to BriteSmile but some patients find it a less convenient method of whitening their teeth.