Teeth Whitening : White Glow™ Tooth Whitening
Tooth Whitening makes your smile sparkle!
Often, people with stained or discolored teeth may just need a whitening procedure in order to restore their smile. If you are not happy with your smile, tooth whitening may provide the solution.
If you have stained or discolored teeth, a simple polishing may be able to remove them. However, if the stains are deep then whitening procedures like White Glow! can give you the whiteness you’ve always wanted.
What can tooth whitening do?
Tooth whitening is a process by which activated oxygen is placed in contact with the teeth and this gently removes the stains that are within the tooth or teeth.
What causes yellowing of teeth?
There are many causes. Ageing will cause yellowing of the teeth. Other common causes include staining substances (eg coffee, tea, cola and tobacco), fillings and nerve degeneration. Excessive fluoride and consumption of certain antibiotics also cause staining during tooth formation.
What choices do I have?
There are generally three options:
At Home Whitening is the preferred choice if you want slightly whiter lighter teeth. Whitening Gel is placed on custom made trays and are fitted over the teeth. They are typically worn for half an hour a day for two weeks.
For those with higher expectations we recommend combining In Office Whitening with at home whitening for a brighter and whiter smile. We use the Innowhite Whitening System. It involves applying a protective rubber gel to your gums. A whitening gel is then applied to the teeth and a special light is used to enhance the chemical action.
Deep Whitening is also available and it essentially combines two sessions of in office whitening and at home care. This method will ensure that your teeth will be as white as they can be.
Are there any side effects?
Some patients may develop temporary teeth sensitivity after treatment. These symptoms always disappear within 1 to 3 days after interupttion or completion of treatment.
How long do the results last?
The teeth will always be whiter than they were before whitening. However, some patients may need periodic re-whitening every two to three years if they continue with staining substances like caffeine or tobacco products.
If you’re interested in brightening your smile, have your teeth evaluated by us. Not everyone is a good candidate for whitening. In some cases of serious discoloration and pitted teeth, for example, veneers may be more appropriate than whitening. Moreover, crowns, bridges, and fillings do not whiten, so it may be necessary to replace dental work to make it blend with the new color of your whitened teeth.