What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple, safe and effective method for dealing with yellow teeth and creating a lighter and brighter smile. We offers a choice of two teeth whitening methods:

BriteSmile

BristeSmile is a teeth whitening measure that takes about 1.5 hours. BriteSmile achieves excellent results in one short convenient appointment. Tooth whitening has never been easier.

What is BriteSmile?

How long does the process take?

Your appointment will be 1.5 hours.

How white will my teeth become?

Most people’s teeth whiten by between 2-8 shades. As a general rule, the darker the teeth are to begin with, the greater the change in colour will be. Ultimately, the goal will be to achieve your optimum, natural whiteness.

How long does it last?

This depends primarily on the individual, as certain habits, such as cigarettes, coffee, tea, coke and infrequent visits to the dentist for regular cleaning can work against the results. Regular professional care and use of the BriteSmile Professional Whitening After Care products can help maintain your natural whiteness for a couple of years. Some people may prefer to have the BriteSmile whitening treatment more frequently.

How does it work?

A whitening gel is applied to your teeth and the BriteSmile light is used to activate the gel. Your natural whiteness will be restored in about an hour through a completely safe process of oxidation.

Is it safe?

Yes! It will not soften enamel or existing fillings. The primary ingredient (hydrogen peroxide) has been safely used in teeth whitening for over 100 years and is recognized as an effective whitening ingredient by the dental community.

Will it hurt?

The majority of our clients experience no pain or sensitivity. However, a small percentage experience a minor dull ache (An analgesic almost always resolves the feeling). In the event of tooth sensitivity it is best to avoid very hot or very cold drinks for the first 24 hours after the procedure.

How does BriteSmile compare to other in-office whitening systems?

In our experience, BriteSmile is the safest and most effective in-office whitening system available. Before and since investing in the BriteSmile system we have trialled all of the leading in-office whitening systems on the market. BriteSmile has consistently proven to give a better result, and cause much less tooth sensitivity than any of its competitors. BriteSmile’s active ingredient is 15% hydrogen peroxide; rival products use concentrations of 25% or above which can cause extreme toothache. In addition, the activation light used during BriteSmile contains no UV rays, in contrast to other systems which can burn the skin. Our tests also showed that BriteSmile’s whitening results equal or exceed those of all other systems tested.

How does BriteSmile compare to home whitening options?

Leading tray systems can achieve similar results, but usually require at least a week of usage. Leading whitening toothpastes achieve an average of 1.5 shades change over an entire month of use.

Will the procedure whiten my existing crowns or veneers?

It will successfully remove stains from crowns, veneers and tooth coloured fillings. However, a whitening treatment in general cannot change the original colour of these restorations.

How can I maintain my new white teeth?

  • Brush your teeth at least twice daily or after each meal.
  • Floss daily.
  • Use the BriteSmile Professional Whitening After Care products such as toothpaste and mouthwash.
  • Visit your dentist/hygienist for regular cleaning and examinations.

Home Whitening

Home Whitening allows you to whiten your teeth in the comfort and convenience of your own home. We provide clients with a teeth whitening kit and special thin plastic mouthguards that are moulded exactly to the teeth. Usage is simple: a thin layer of whitening agent should be dispensed in the mouthguards, which should then be worn on the teeth for a couple of hours per day, or, alternatively, overnight. This process can be continued for up to two weeks, depending on the client’s desired result. Teeth whitening at home Home Whitening is a very successful and safe procedure.

How is it different to the whitening systems you can buy in the supermarket?

How white will my teeth become?

Most people’s teeth whiten by between 2-8 shades. Results vary between individuals, and depend both on the starting shade of the teeth, and the cumulative amount of time spent using the whitening kit.

Is it safe?

Yes! It will not soften enamel or existing fillings. The primary ingredient (hydrogen peroxide) has been safely used in teeth whitening for over 100 years and is recognized as an effective whitening ingredient by the dental community.

Will it make my teeth sensitive?

The majority of our clients experience no sensitivity. The whitening produce in the kits we provide is the very best available, and unlike many other brands of product, is gentle and contains ingredients specifically designed to prevent tooth sensitivity.