This is a simple, safe, and effective way to enhance your smile. It does not harm the teeth or gums. It simply removes all the stains from your teeth so that they are as white as they naturally are. Bleaching your teeth can be done as a single visit whitening (one appointment) or as a take home method with custom made trays (this method takes about a week). At City Dentists we only use the take home method as it is more predictable than the single visit technique which produces a less long-term shade change; largely due to initial dehydration of the enamel.
Consider a few things with bleaching. It will only get your teeth as white as they naturally are and some stains such as tetracycline staining are tough to bleach out. If your teeth are naturally very white, you will get an incredible result. If your teeth are naturally a little yellow, that is as white as they will become. Also, fillings, veneers, crowns and cement left from braces will not get whiter. The bleach will not whiten through plaque and tarter, so have your teeth professionaly cleaned first for best results.
How long will teeth whitening last?
This depends on your diet. The main staining foods and drinks are coffee, tea, wine, soft drinks, smoking and beetroot. Depending on your diet you may need a touch up every 6-8 months or once every couple of years.
Want to find out more about Teeth Whitening ...
You probably have questions. Our dentists can answer them and, based on an analysis of your situation, tell you whether teeth whitening would be right for you. To have your teeth bleached you should have healthy gums, no cavities and a recent full checkup with X-rays.