Tooth Whitening and Bleaching

Dentists must first assess the whole mouth and advise on suitability for bleaching.  At home bleaching has been shown to be the best long term bleaching technique. You have more control over the process. Teeth are less sensitive and there is less 'drop back' effect than an 'in office' bleach procedure. 

Generally, patients will find an improvement of 2-3 shades in as little as just 2-3 weeks. Individual results may vary from patient to patient and will depend on your initial tooth colour, type of stain, oral hygiene habits. Factors such as smoking and diet may affect the longevity of results.

Bleaching is a safe procedure and does not affect the structure of the tooth or the enamel. A mouth guard like tray is constructed by taking simple upper and lower impressions, to allow you to bleach your teeth in the comfort of your own home. The procedure will not change the colour of any existing fillings so your dentist may recommend changing them to achieve the best results.