Here at Dent8 we can advise you on the most appropriate teeth whitening options for you. Before commencing any teeth whitening treatment, it is important to have a thorough dental examination to check if there are any conditions that will affect the outcome of the teeth whitening process that can lead to uneven results (tetracycline staining, discolored fillings, crowns).
Most importantly any untreated disease such as dental decay, sensitive areas from gum recession or gum disease should be identified and treated before bleaching, as applying bleach when is untreated dental disease could cause irreversible nerve damage or aggravate gum recession.
There are many teeth whitening products on the market. Some are very harsh and contain acid to soften the enamel to allow bleach to penetrate to the dentine and are not recommended by our practice.
We have several options as to how you can achieve whiter teeth, gently!
- The first option is take home tooth-whitening kits. For a take home pack, you get bleaching tubes and you will need individually made up trays for the bleach to go in.
- The second option is in-chair whitening. This procedure takes approximately 60 minutes and we use a product that has many advantages over traditional whitening systems. The natural tooth whitening process Dent8 Dental uses contains a neutral pH technology instead of the usual acidic bleaching systems. This, combined with the sea mineral content in natural tooth whitening also minimizes dehydration of tooth enamel common in most bleaching products. The light used to activate the whitening gel is a “cool” light that is designed to minimize irritation of the tooth nerve that can occur with traditional light activation systems that generate heat.
- The most effective method is the combination of both in-chair and take-home whitening and we recommend the use of the gentlest products to avoid sensitivity or damage to the dentine and enamel.