Over time, stains build up on the outside surfaces of our teeth from foods such as coffee, tea, chocolate, wine, and tobacco. These stains often result in the smile looking more dull and yellow. Dental whitening, also known as dental bleaching, offers a quick high-quality solution to enhance the colour of your smile without compromising the health and structure of your teeth. The dental whitening process involves using special concentrated whitening gels combined with a blue light to brighten your smile within 90 minutes.
To get the most out of your whitening experience, we recommend that a hygiene visit be completed before whitening to ensure that the outer surfaces of your teeth are clean for the whitening gel to have a maximum impact. During your visit, you get to lie back and watch TV or listen to music, or a podcast, while our team works to apply the necessary whitening agents to your teeth. We perform up to four 15-minute rounds of whitening to brighten your smile as much as possible.
After whitening, we recommend that you avoid foods that have a higher potential to stain teeth, such as coffee, tea and wine, for 2 weeks to ensure the benefits of your whitening treatment last as long as possible. It is normal to have a little bit of sensitivity for 24 hours after a whitening visit. Additionally, we can also make custom-fitted whitening trays and provide a take-home maintenance whitening gel that you can use to help maintain the new bright colour of your teeth.