Our dentists offer professional teeth whitening that can help make the colour of your natural teeth lighter.
What is Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment that uses peroxide-based bleaching agents to lighten the colour of your teeth.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Your dentist will begin the professional bleaching procedure by placing a shield (gel or rubber) on your gums to protect them from the whitening solution.
Your dentist will then use a custom mouth guard-like tray to apply the solution to your teeth.
The active ingredients in the solution are usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The whitening effect takes place as oxygen acts on the tooth enamel and the active ingredient breaks down.
Is Teeth Whitening for Me?
Over time, teeth naturally darken. A variety of lifestyle factors, like diet, can also darken the appearance of teeth as you age.
If you are bothered by the current colour of your teeth, the professional whitening process may not entirely restore their original colour, but it may help to lighten them.