Do you have stained or discoloured teeth that make you self-conscious about smiling? Tooth whitening is a simple way to enhance the appearance of your smile. Most people's teeth discolour with age and certain foods and drinks, smoking and some medications can cause staining. Whitening is a safe process that will lighten the colour of your teeth by using a dental bleaching agent in the form of a gel.
We custom make lightweight plastic trays for you that fit snugly over your teeth. You then place whitening gel inside the trays and either wear them at night or for a few hours during the day depending on your preference. Results are normally seen over 1-2 weeks. The results vary from person to person and your dentist will be able to give you an idea of the likely results during your consultation. After your course of treatment is complete, the results are likely to last between 12-24 months. As long as you keep the trays safe, you can 'top up' the effects by buying the gel and using it for 2-3 days to refresh the colour.
Some patients are not suitable for tooth whitening and your dentist will assess your suitability during your consultation.