Professional Teeth Whitening
The bleaching of teeth is a very effective way to brighten and lighten dark or discoloured teeth. We use the home bleach system, where a mild bleaching agent is placed in a mouth guard and worn at night. This technique offers the advantage that the patient is in control of the amount of lightening that takes place. The bleaching can involve a single tooth or all the teeth. Some sensitivity of the teeth is sometimes experienced, but this is always of a passing nature.
One of the biggest concerns with bleaching is that teeth tend to become darker again as time goes by, especially if you consume lots of coffee, tea, red wine, or tobacco. If re-discoloration takes place, a few nights of re-bleaching using the same mouth guard is usually sufficient to achieve the desired shade again. The bleaching agent used in this system has been extensively researched and proven to be safe when used as prescribed.