Teeth Whitening

Tooth discoloration is one of the most common reasons that our clients want to have a teeth whitening. Tooth discoloration caused by acidic drinks, smoking, medication and related.

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How are teeth whitened?

Tooth discoloration is one of the most common reasons that our clients want to have a teeth whitening. Tooth discoloration caused by acidic drinks, smoking, medication and related.

 

No matter which of the available options you choose, the tooth whitening process will always include a bleach, which is usually hydrogen peroxide. This is the same bleach that is used in the kits that you can buy over the counter. However, the bleach that’s used by dentists is much stronger, meaning that it delivers better and longer-lasting results. There are two main types of whitening that you can choose from.

External bleaching

This covers the majority of teeth whitening options and involves having the bleach applied to the outer layer of your tooth enamel. The product when applied soaks right into the enamel, which can lighten the dentin within, therefore making your teeth look whiter than before.

 

Internal bleaching

Sometimes, we will decide that it is more beneficial for you to have bleach applied inside your tooth. This can be used in cases where there is just one tooth that has become discoloured, which could be as a result of treatments such as root canal. A small hole will be drilled into your tooth, and the bleach can be inserted into it, helping your teeth to become whiter.

 

How long will the treatment take?

It depends on how much of a change you’re hoping to see in your teeth, but many whitening treatments can bring visible results within an hour. You might also need to come back to us for further treatments, but that will depend on how your teeth respond to the initial bleaching.