Home Whitening Treatments
How does this compare to other whitening products, such as those purchased from pharmacies or supermarkets?
We often see clients who have tried off-the-shelf products and have been unhappy with the results. It is very important that you consult your dentist before embarking on any whitening treatment. Sometimes tooth whitening procedures without consultation can result in your teeth looking worse or causing irreparable damage.
Off-the-shelf products such as paint-on liquids and application strips do whiten your teeth to some degree, but to get the best looking, long lasting results, a professional tooth whitening system is required. Supervision by your dental team is essential when you want the best looking teeth.
What does the process involve?
The entire procedure takes just two short appointments (around 15 minutes each). In the first appointment our cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth. The clinician will then take an impression of your teeth to make your custom whitening trays. In the second appointment, you’ll receive your custom trays that fit your mouth exactly. The clinician will teach you how to load the trays with the whitening gel and you’re ready to begin!
How long will it take to get whiter teeth?
We recommend wearing the trays for only 30 minutes each day for around 8-12 days depending on what result you want and how badly stained your teeth are. For extremely heavily stained teeth such as tetracycline stains, repeated applications may be required. For extreme staining, we also recommend the BEYOND Whitening treatment in combination with the home maintenance trays.
Yes, scientific research has shown that the active ingredients in the whitening gel used are effective and safe for cosmetic teeth whitening. The dental community has used these ingredients in performing teeth whitening for years. The whitening gel does not change or damage the structure of the teeth.
Most clients experience no pain or sensitivity during or after the treatment. A very small percentage of clients may feel some minor tooth sensitivity, especially if they consume very cold or hot foods or drinks within a few hours after the treatment. Therefore it is recommended that clients avoid consuming extremely hot or cold food or beverages for the first 24 hours following the treatment. Further instructions will be given to individuals who suffer from sensitive teeth.
The Home Whitening treatment provides results for anyone who wants to whiten their teeth in while relaxing at home. However we don’t recommend whitening treatments for pregnant or nursing women or those under 16 years of age.