Why have my teeth changed colour?
Many factors, including dietary habits (drinking coffee, tea, soft drink, and red wine) and certain medications, affect the whiteness of your smile. Tooth whitening is an affordable and effective way to combat common causes of tooth discoloration, while boosting your self-confidence and improving your appearance. It is important to remember that regular dental check-ups and cleans are imperative for optimum results
How does it work?
The fastest way to achieve a whiter smile is by doing in-chairwhitening which usually requires only one visit. Dr Shehata will apply a protective gel to your gums to protect the oral soft tissues. A high strength bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth, and is activated by a high energy light source under the supervision of one of our dentists or dental hygienists. It only takes one 90 minute appointment to help give you a whiter and brighter smile.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Extensive research has been done on the whitening gels used, making teeth whitening a simple and safe procedure that can be performed either at Sensatioal Smiles Dental Clinic, or if you prefer, in the comfort and convenience of your own home using take-home trays.
What are the side effects?
For most patients there are no side effects, but some people may experience temporary sensitivity to hot and cold. This should subside several hours after completing each treatment.
How long does it last?
For most people who choose professional in-chair or at-home teeth whitening treatments using our dentist dispensed gel, the results can last for up to two years and sometimes even longer. Some patients may require “top up” treatments after that period for continued optimal results. Smoking, drinking coffee, tea, soft drinks and eating highly coloured foods can contribute to reducing the lasting effects of your teeth whitening treatment.
Important points to remember:
- Teeth and gums must be in a healthy state prior to whitening
- Teeth are porous and absorb colours from some foods and drinks we consume, this can affect results
- Sensitivity can occur whilst whitening, though is not harmful to the health of teeth