To whiten your teeth is not a complicated procedure. It consists of applying a bleaching agent on the surfaces of the teeth to be whitened. Tooth whitening is a cosmetic procedure and only the front teeth are bleached. The back teeth, which do not show when you smile, are not bleached.
Two choices are available when considering the whitening of teeth:
Firstly,the procedure can be done in the consulting rooms. During the procedure all soft tissue lips, cheeks, gums etc) are protected from the bleaching agent. The agent is then applied to the teeth and activated with an ultraviolet light. After 20 minutes the bleaching agent is removed and fresh agent applied. This process is repeated three or four times. This procedure can be completed in 90 to 120 minutes and leaves you with beautiful white teeth.
Secondly, the patient can decide to make use of the home bleaching process.
The bleaching agent is put in a special mouth tray and applied for 60 to 90 minutes daily. A result is evident after two to three weeks. Our practice uses the Brite Smile system. For more information we can be contacted.