WHITENING AND BRIGHTENING

Whiten and Brighten

If you are self-conscious about the shade of your teeth or if you have staining on some of your teeth, professional teeth whitening treatment can help.

We offer a couple of solutions to help our customers whiten and brighten their teeth which are detailed below.

Whitening teeth is an oxidation process that dehydrates the teeth. It may cause some discomfort and sensitivity during and after the treatment for a couple of days until your teeth rehydrates. Over the last 15 years we have tested many products and can reassure you we only use products that deliver great results with minimum discomfort.

90 MINUTE IN-CHAIR TREATMENT
AT TAYLOR STREET DENTAL

Firstly, in our practice we have a state of the art LED light system that whitens the teeth in a 90 min session. During the session, 2-3 applications of whitening product will achieve a result that is up to 7 shades whiter.

IN-CHAIR PROCESS STEPS INCLUDE

  • Your mouth is prepared for the Zoom whitening process with a professional clean to remove any food particles from the surface of your teeth.
  • A retractor protects your mouth and throat whilst holding your mouth open throughout the whitening process.
  • A protective coating is applied to protect your gums.
  • Then the required amount of professional teeth-whitening gel is applied to your teeth.
  • A blue LED light is applied over the teeth to activate the liquid gel and speed up the whitening process.
  • This process is repeated up to three times during the sitting, which takes around 90 minutes.
  • Once the desired shade is reached, a post-treatment gel is applied to protect your tooth enamel and reduce sensitivity.

TAKE HOME – TEETH WHITENING KIT

Our take home teeth whitening system allows you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. They are safe, affordable and cause little to no sensitivity.

The key steps include:

  • Firstly, you need to visit our practice to get a mold of your mouth
  • You can collect your kit in a couple of days.
  • It will have clear instructions on how to whiten your teeth at home.
  • You apply whitening product to the custom tray at night and ideally use whilst you sleep.
  • Or you can use for 2-3 hours at any time.
  • 4-5 nights or treatments are needed before you will see an improvement in teeth whiteness.
  • With all whitening treatment, individual results will vary and are dependant on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.

WHITEN AND BRIGHTEN

We offer a couple of solutions to help our customers whiten and brighten their teeth. Firstly, in our practice we have a state of the art LED light system that whitens the teeth in a 90 min session. During the session, 2~3 applications of whitening product will achieve a result that is up to 7 shades whiter.

Secondly, we offer a take-home teeth whitening system which allows you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. You need to visit our practice first to get a mould of your mouth and collect it in a couple of days. Then you apply whitening product to the tray at night and use whilst you sleep. Or you can use for 2~3 hours at any time. Note, 4~5 nights or treatments are needed before you will see an improvement in teeth whiteness.

Whitening teeth is an oxidation process that dehydrates the teeth. It may cause some discomfort and sensitivity during and after the treatment for a couple of days until your teeth rehydrates. Over the last 15 years we have tested many products and can reassure you we only use products that deliver great results with minimum discomfort.

HOW DOES THE HOME WHITENING KIT WORK

It’s best to put your custom trays in your mouth before you go to bed and leave them until you wake up in the morning.

Here is the process you will need to follow:

  • Brush your teeth with regular toothpaste as normal.
  • Insert a drop of tooth-whitening gel into each tooth impression of the custom trays.
  • Place the custom trays gently over your teeth.
  • Leave the custom trays on for the time prescribed by your dentist.
    (ideally sleep in overnight or use for at least 2-3 hours per sitting).
  • Remove the custom trays and wash them thoroughly with tap water after every use.
  • Brush your teeth normally with toothpaste after use.

FAQS

Teeth-whitening treatments comply with stringent safety tests. Clinical studies have shown the use of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide under a dental practitioner’s supervision is safe for teeth and gums. Your oral health is always our priority, and before we start any teeth whitening treatment we first make sure that you are healthy and the procedure is suitable for you.

The most common side effect of teeth whitening is sensitivity. However, the modern teeth-whitening products we use do contain mild de-sensitising agents which are designed to minimise tooth and gum sensitivity. Your dentist will evaluate whether treatment is suitable for you and ensure that the right concentration of whitening agent is used for your treatment.

Our teeth-whitening treatment is customised to your needs and the results can last for 12-24 months, depending on how well your teeth are cared for. If you drink coffee and soft drinks or smoke, among other things, your teeth can become dis-coloured again.

Your lifestyle, budget and the results you want to achieve are some important factors which will determine which method is suitable for you concerning the In-Chair Whitening Solution vs Take-Home Teeth Whitening kit. A consultation with the Dentist is always advisable.

Your dentist will give you instructions on what you need to do to keep your teeth looking white for a long time. In addition to this, you can use a whitening electric toothbrush and take-home top-up kit.

Your oral health is our top priority, and we first fully assess your teeth and oral health to ensure that you’re a good candidate before we begin. This means looking at any risk factors, where your teeth might be sensitive, and ensuring that your teeth and gums are healthy. We are highly qualified and experienced in teeth whitening to give you the best experience and results. Our goal is to restore your stained or yellowed teeth so that they retain their brightness over time.