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The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
The very latest in power teeth whitening which leaves you with a smile to rival those of Hollywood stars. Modern teeth whitening systems are a safe and an affordable way to brighten and improve your smile instantly.
It will erase the signs of:
- Tea, Coffee, Red Wine, Tobacco
- It will improve darkened teeth due to ageing
The treatment is usually performed in a private treatment room and a cheek retractor is placed into the mouth. Application of a protective gel is available for the gums as well as other precautions to avoid any sensitivity.
A whitening gel is then applied to the teeth and heat with a laser LED light for 15 minutes. The gel will then be removed and replaced and the procedure will be repeated a further two to three times for the best results.
The whole process can usually take between 1 hour and 90 minutes.
How does it work?
The whitening gel breaks down into oxygen molecules. These molecules go into the tiny pores of the enamel and dentin, and break up the stains that block out the light.
As the stains are broken into smaller and smaller pieces, more light passes through the teeth and makes them look lighter. Stains which have built-up over time, that are yellow to slightly brown produce the best results.
“Teeth that are dark brown to blue-gray are the most difficult to bleach because the stain is deeply embedded into the tooth’s structure.”
These types of stains are usually caused by tetracycline (an alternative to antibiotics) and as a result have affected the colour of the tooth; these stains can take a minimum of two laser treatments to achieve good results.
The whitening procedure may last up to two years, although this cannot be guaranteed depending on personal habits.