Home Teeth Whitening

Our cost-effective teeth whitening kit
allows you to professionally
achieve whiter teeth in the

Comfort of your own home.

Our specially designed trays

are particularly effective at holding the whitening gel exactly where it needs to be to achieve the very best whitening results possible whilst preventing the gel from leaking into the mouth.

Great results are achieved in 2 weeks with this method.

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Home Teeth Whitening

“I had discoloured teeth and needed to make them look nice. I am very very happy to have had them whitened. I feel great now.   Dr Singh and the team were tremendous.”

                                Rachel

Professional Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Many dentists are of the opinion that professionally dispensed take-home teeth whitening kits can produce the best results over the long haul. Take-home kits incorporate an easy-to-use lower-concentration peroxide gel that remains on the teeth for an hour or longer (sometimes overnight). The lower the peroxide percentage, the longer it may safely remain on the teeth. The gel is applied to the teeth using custom-made bleaching trays that resemble mouth guards.

Guaranteed is given for home teeth whitening.  The best procedure is  Enlighten Teeth Whitening System has a B1 (very white) colour guarantee.

Come in for a home teeth whitening consultation so we can examine your teeth for colour saturation and see how much whiter we can make your teeth and which system is best.

Home teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offering a quick, non-invasive and affordable way to enhance a smile.  Universally valued by men and women alike, whitening (or bleaching) treatments are available to satisfy every budget, time frame and temperament. Whether in the form of professionally administered one-hour whitening sessions at a dental office or cosmetic spa, or home-use bleaching kits purchased at your local drugstore, solutions abound.

Virtually everyone who opts for a teeth whitening solution sees substantial improvement in the brightness and whiteness of their smile. That said, it’s not a permanent solution to discoloration and requires maintenance or “touch-ups” for a prolonged effect.

In this article we break down everything related to teeth whitening, including the process of tooth discoloration, what causes staining, the various treatment options available, and their associated risks and costs.

Tooth Discoloration: Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Staining

There are two categories of staining as it relates to the teeth: extrinsic and intrinsic.

Extrinsic stains are those that appear on the surface of the teeth as a result of exposure to dark-colored beverages, foods and tobacco, and routine wear and tear. Superficial extrinsic stains are minor and can be removed with brushing and prophylactic dental cleaning. Stubborn extrinsic stains can be removed with more involved efforts, like teeth whitening. Persistent extrinsic stains can penetrate into the dentin and become ingrained if they are not dealt with early.

Intrinsic stains are those that form on the interior of teeth. Intrinsic stains result from trauma, aging, exposure to minerals (like tetracycline) during tooth formation and/or excessive ingestion of fluoride.  In the past, it was thought that intrinsic stains were too resistant to be corrected by bleaching. Today, cosmetic dentistry experts believe that even deep-set intrinsic stains can be removed with supervised take-home teeth whitening that is maintained over a matter of months or even a year. If all else fails, there are alternative cosmetic solutions to treat intrinsic staining, such as dental veneers.

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“I am so happy with my new smile.  I did not want to put up with my yellow smile.  Dr Singh told me how the procedure would work and I followed his instructions.  I have a wow smile now.

Julie.

Teeth whitening treatments are considered to be safe when procedures are followed as directed. However, there are certain risks associated with bleaching that you should be aware of:

  • Sensitivity: Bleaching can cause a temporary increase in sensitivity to temperature, pressure and touch. This is likeliest to occur during in-office whitening, where higher-concentration bleach is used. Some individuals experience spontaneous shooting pains (“zingers”) down the middle of their front teeth. Individuals at greatest risk for whitening sensitivity are those with gum recession, significant cracks in their teeth or leakage resulting from faulty restorations. It has also been reported that redheads, including those with no other risk factors, are at particular risk for tooth sensitivity and zingers. Whitening sensitivity lasts no longer than a day or two, but in some cases may persist up to a month. Some dentists recommend a toothpaste containing potassium nitrate for sensitive teeth.
  • Gum irritation: Over half of those who use peroxide whiteners experience some degree of gum irritation resulting from the bleach concentration or from contact with the trays. Such irritation typically lasts up to several days, dissipating after bleaching has stopped or the peroxide concentration lowered.
  • Technicolor teeth: Restorations such as bondingdental crowns or veneers are not affected by bleach and therefore maintain their default color while the surrounding teeth are whitened. This results in what is frequently called “technicolor teeth.”
Home Teeth Whitening

“I had used other dentists but now I am happy with the excellent result.  Dr Singh gave me all the options.  I preferred home teeth whitening so I could get my yellow teeth whiter.  It took 2 weeks.”

Teresa.

Maintaining Your Results

To extend the longevity of newly whitened teeth, dentists are likely to recommend:

  • At-home follow-up or maintenance whitening – implemented immediately or performed as infrequently as once a year.
  • Avoiding dark-colored foods and beverages for at least a week after whitening.
  • Whenever possible, sipping dark-colored beverages with a straw.
  • Practicing excellent oral hygiene – brushing and flossing after meals and at bedtime.

Enlighten Evolution Whitening

The Enlighten Whitening procedure is simple and takes 15 days to complete. Your dentist will take some impressions of your teeth which we will then send to a dedicated lab who will make your new, bespoke, and super sealed bleaching trays.

You will be required to wear the trays for 14 nights and then attend the clinic on the 15th day to complete your Enlighten Whitening

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WHITENING SAFELY

If you are interested in home tooth whitening then you will need a full consultation with one of our Dentists. They will need to examine your teeth and gums to make sure you are suitable for tooth whitening.

Our Dentists can also explain the type of results that can be reasonably achieved, as some shades of teeth will bleach more easily. Certain teeth might not respond to home teeth whitening, for example if they have darkened due to root canal treatment. If this is the case, then we may recommend covering up these teeth with veneers so they blend in with your newly whitened smile.

Whitening and veneers are two popular smile makeover treatment options. Weigh their pros and cons with your needs.

Why Chose Eternal Smiles Dental Centre?

Because we always use the latest technologies and most innovative treatment methods, Eternal Smiles Dental Centre are always one step ahead of the competition. We carefully research the latest developments in dentistry and keep our ear to the ground for new developments in teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry in general to ensure we’re able to offer a top notch teeth whitening service that works on even the most discoloured teeth.


Get in touch with Eternal Smiles Dental Centre today to arrange a consultation and start your journey to the perfect smile today.

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