Looking for ways to whiten up your smile? Odds are you’ve come across teeth whitening in your research.
Tooth whitening allows you the opportunity to get a brighter and younger-looking smile. Teeth whitening removes stains and debris, leaving the enamel bright and healthy.
There are numerous things in our daily life that might discolour or stain our teeth. Smoking and consuming coffee, black tea, or soda are two of the most popular. Other causes can be certain medications like tetracycline taken at an early age and even genetics. Every person is unique and some have brighter and whiter enamel than others have.
How to Whiten your Smile
There are currently two options available to suit both your lifestyle and your pocket:
In-office techniques, take just one treatment to make dramatic changes to your smile, and with proper care will last for years.
This procedure involves the carefully controlled use of a relatively high-concentration peroxide gel, applied to the teeth by our trained professional after the gums have been protected with a paint-on barrier.
At-home kits are another alternative. The oral hygienist at PretoriaSmile will create custom-made mouth trays to go with your Opalescence® take-home kit.
Your trays may be worn at night or for just a few hours during the day. The choice is yours although we will make a recommendation for what he thinks will work best for you.
At-home teeth whitening is more gradual than in-office treatment and may take up to two or three weeks before you see the full effect.
Things to Know about Teeth Whitening
How much is teeth whitening?
The cost of teeth whitening depends on factors such as whether you opt for In-office teeth whitening or at-home treatments,
How long will my new white smile last?
The answer partially depends on your lifestyle. If you regularly drink coffee, black tea, colas, or red wine and you smoke, you'll need another whitening treatment sooner than someone who does none of those things.
How white can my teeth become?
Again, because each person's enamel is unique to them, there's no way to say for certain how white your teeth will become. With Zoom! Treatments the expected whitening is 6 to 10 shades lighter than your original colour.
Do You Want Whiter, Brighter Teeth?
There are a number of treatment options available to you. The oral hygienist at PretoriaSmile will answer your questions about teeth whitening, explain your options to you and help you find a course of treatment that is right for you and your preferences.