Teeth whitening is a popular, affordable, and effective way of improving the aesthetic look of your smile. At Banning Dental Practice, we offer an excellent system that combines at-home whitening with a powerful follow-up treatment in the chair.
Teeth whitening treatments contain a concentration of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. These powerful bleaching agents oxidise in the mouth to break down and remove surface stains from the tooth enamel quickly and safely.
A variety of factors can cause tooth discolouration. Smoking or consuming certain foods and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, berries, and sauces are the most common causes of external surface stains.
Deep-seated, internal stains are often the result of overexposure to fluoride or taking certain antibiotic medications during childhood. Discolouration can also occur when the tooth enamel wears down, exposing the yellowish dentin layer beneath.
Teeth whitening treatments are best suited for removing surface stains. Patients with intrinsic staining may need to explore other options such as crowns or veneers.
The results of any teeth whitening treatment will depend primarily on the original colour of your teeth. We use a teeth-whitening product that guarantees to lighten the teeth by up to 16 shades with a 98% success rate.
No. Teeth whitening treatments do not affect restorative dental work such as crowns, veneers, or bridges. If you decide to whiten your teeth, you may also need to replace your restorations to match the new shade.
The longevity of any teeth whitening treatment varies depending on how you care for your teeth in the months that follow. Refrain from smoking and avoid foods and drinks known to stain the teeth. Also, keep up a good standard of oral hygiene.
The manufacturer of our teeth whitening system also provides a range of maintenance products to help patients keep their smile bright and beautiful.
The teeth whitening treatment we use is of exceptional quality and perfectly safe. A common side effect of teeth whitening is heightened sensitivity, which is usually mild and dissipates after a short while.
However, we offer our patients a gentler formula, designed specifically for those with sensitive teeth. The product whitens the teeth more gradually, reducing the risk of exacerbating any sensitivity. It also contains a desensitising agent called potassium nitrate to reduce the risk of discomfort.
If you would like to find out more about teeth whitening or book a consultation, contact the Banning Dental Practice.Back to Treatment