Tooth whitening is one of the latest techniques that can give your smile that extra ‘sparkle’. All of the food and drink that we consume can darken our teeth. Tooth whitening can lighten the shade of your teeth considerably. Using tooth whitening gels, the colour of your own teeth is lightened. These products contain peroxide(s), which actually bleach the tooth itself rather than just removing staining. The peroxide gels come in different concentrations – the higher the concentration, the more effective the whitening can be.
At Westview Dental we can provide and assist you with a professional home whitening kit, under the supervision of one of our dentists. With custom made whitening trays which fit your mouth perfectly, you avoid any of the whitening gel and reduce any unnecessary gum irritation or damage. Home whitening may take up to seven days or more to achieve the best results, although white teeth can be seen after just one application.
After treatment, the colour of your teeth is significantly altered. To avoid treated teeth becoming stained again, you should avoid/reduce smoking and steer clear of strongly coloured drinks, such as red wine, espresso coffee and cranberry juice.