Tooth whitening is available in 2 forms- take-home and in-office. Both forms are safe and effective treatments with permanent results for up to 12 months.

The take-home system is simple, effective and re-usable. The whitening solution is applied to the customised trays and inserted into the mouth for a minimum of 2-4 hours per day for 2 weeks. The trays should last for a long time and additional whitening solution is available from us if required at a later date.

The in-office system uses a higher concentration solution that is applied in the surgery. The solution is sometimes activated by a blue uv light and takes approximately 1 hour to complete the process. While it is not necessary to use the take-home system following this procedure, the trays are available at a discounted fee for future use.

Sensitivity while whitening is normal and most people experience it to some degree. This is generally mild and temporary and a number of options are available to reduce the risks.
It is advisable to have a full check-up and clean to remove any staining that will not be removed by whitening alone. It is also important to note that whitening will not lighten dental fillings/crowns/etc as effectively as it does natural tooth structure.

It is advisable not to whiten your teeth if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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