Home whitening is a safe and cost effective way to gain the smile that you have always wanted! In most cases, we can take the impressions and give you your bleaching trays to start whitening your teeth at home the VERY SAME DAY!
How It Works
After a thorough oral examination and foundational gum health, precise moulds of your upper and lower teeth are taken, from which slim bleaching trays are made. These trays are then used to deliver the whitening gel to your teeth. Each tray is loaded with the gel, and inserted into your mouth, for periods of time ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours per day or 6-8hours (night-time bleaching) depending on what suits you best.
Results of home whitening can vary from person to person and depend on the nature and severity of the staining. The average time for noticeable results is 2-3 weeks (the equivalent of 8-10 applications). The effects of the home whitening process can last for several months but lifestyle factors such as smoking, and eating and drinking highly coloured foods and liquids play a large role in the formation of new stains. However, as the trays have been fabricated to fit your teeth exactly, they can be reused at any time provided they fit well.
Some sensitivity during use of either whitening procedure is normal. This can occur due to receding gums, wear of the teeth and tiny cracks in the top layer of the teeth (enamel). This sensitivity is transient and generally lasts no longer than a day or two. Specific toothpastes and products are available here to help with any low grade sensitivity experienced.
Without going into the myriad details regarding all the alternative products and whitening solutions on the market, we can tell you the benefits of choosing a Dental professional for your whitening needs.