Tooth discolouration is a common problem that can have many different causes. Teeth naturally darken with age, which is one of the reasons why we associate a whiter smile with health and youthfulness, but lifestyle factors such as smoking and consuming highly coloured foods and drinks can all take its toll on the colour of your teeth. Luckily, you do not need to put up with a dingy smile as we offer the latest in-chair tooth whitening treatments as well as fully customised take-home whitening kits. Some people prefer to use both treatments as the results of our in-chair whitening procedure can be boosted with the use of a home whitening kit.
How Can Professional In-Chair Teeth Whitening Help?
By using professional strength whitening products, 1300SMILES can quickly brighten up your smile. We use the ZoomTM whitening system which is one of the most effective, and most extensively tested systems available in the marketplace. You will see real results in approximately one hour, and this treatment is excellent if you would like a whiter smile as soon as possible. The whitening gel used during your treatment will lift deep seated stains in your tooth enamel without damaging your teeth.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
We Care about your dental health, and will carefully check your teeth and gums prior to whitening to ensure this treatment is the best option for you. Teeth whitening can cause some initial sensitivity, and on rare occasions a tingling sensation in your teeth. If your teeth are already quite sensitive then we can use a lower strength whitening gel so you can whiten more slowly and comfortably. During your check-up, we can also assess the kind of results you can safely achieve with teeth whitening. Treatment will not change the colour of any crowns, bridges, veneers nor teeth with internal stains or which have darkened due to root canal treatment. There is no need to worry if this is the case for you, as there are plenty of other options that we can use to create a uniformly white and healthy smile for you.
How Does A Custom Home Whitening Kit Work?
If you would like a home whitening kit, we will provide you with custom-made whitening trays that are very straightforward to use. You will be shown how much gel to use each time, and all you need do is wear your trays for a few hours or overnight for around two weeks. The whitening gel provided with these kits is very safe with such a home whitening kit an affordable way to whiten. Another advantage of home whitening is that you will have the trays to use at a later date as we can prescribe additional whitening gel when you need to refresh your smile.
How Long Will Teeth Whitening Last?
This all depends on the reasons why your teeth became discoloured, and on your lifestyle choices but the results may last for up to two years before you need another treatment. We will give you plenty of advice on how to maintain the results for longer. Avoiding highly coloured foods, quitting smoking and having a good oral hygiene routine will all help your teeth remain whiter for longer.
Teeth whitening is quick and affordable, so why not treat yourself? Book online with our Make an Appointment button or give us a call.