Teeth Whitening or Bleaching restores the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Food particles are naturally.
Is it worth it to get your teeth professionally whitened?
There are many reasons to get your teeth whitened. The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth's enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth.
Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances. One type of stain—caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis—actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don’t help.
Another type of stain—one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing—is caused by external factors such as foods.
More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.
Teeth Whitening Home-Kit
Our Opalescence Home-kit is available directly from our practice and no prior appointment is necessary.
It consists of:
- 5 Opalescence go trays with 15% Carmide Peroxide; as well as
- 2 UltraEz trays to help with any sensitivity that might occur.
We advise you use the Home-kit for 5 consecutive days (at least 15-20 mins) per day.
Teeth Whitening at PretoriaSmile Orthodontics
We use Opalescence BOOST for our In-chair Whitening.
Your appointment will consist of a once off 2 hour session, in which a Scale & Polish treatment will be done prior to your whitening session.
Teeth Whitening Product:
Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel, so no light is needed
It is a Powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel.
Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth.
We also provide you with a Home-Kit after you have completed your 2 hour in-chair session to keep your smile bright!
Please Note: Teeth Whitening/ Bleaching is a Cosmetic Procedure and is not covered by any medical scheme.
Prices are available from our practice. Please feel free to contact us today!!!
Remember to bring along your Printable Bleaching Consent with your appointment.