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Teeth Whitening

Before Whitening
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After Whitening
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Your Questions answered

How to whiten teeth?

There are 3 main ways:

  • teeth whitening using custom made trays

  • teeth whitening strips

  • teeth whitening in the dental surgery for 1hour using a blue LED light (sometimes called laser whitening)

How Teeth Whitening Works
What is the best way to whiten teeth?

Are you wondering what the best way to whiten your teeth is? Well, we've got some expert advice for you! In our opinion, custom made teeth whitening trays are the way to go. If you're a good fit for the procedure, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth and create trays that fit snugly. Then, all you have to do is fill them with the teeth whitening gel and voila! A brighter, whiter smile in no time. Trust us, it's the best option for getting those pearly whites you've always wanted.

How long does it last?

For most patients, the effects of teeth whitening will last 2-3 years. After that, your teeth may return to their pre-whitening shade. But don't worry, it's easy to re-lighten them using the same method and often the same trays. And the best part is, your teeth will lighten more quickly the second time around. So, you can enjoy your bright smile for a long time to come!

Am I suitable?

If you're over 18 and don't have any allergies to peroxide or plastics, it's probably a good option. Keep in mind, though, that it only works on natural teeth. So, if you have fillings, crowns, or veneers, they won't change colour. Another thing to consider is that yellow or brown stains are easier to lighten than grey discoloration. Oh, and one more thing, if you're pregnant, it's best to hold off on teeth whitening until after baby arrives.

How long will it take?

Teeth whitening works best on teeth that have yellow or brownish stains, like those caused by tea, coffee, red wine, and similar foods and drinks. You can expect the treatment to take 2-3 weeks. But, for teeth that are more grey in colour, whitening can be more difficult and take longer.

What does the procedure involve for Custom Tray Whitening?

Ready for a brighter smile? At your first appointment, we'll take a digital scan of your teeth (no gooey impressions!) so we can make special, close-fitting plastic trays just for you. We'll also take note of the colour of your teeth, take some photos, and maybe even some X-rays. Then, at your second appointment, we'll check that the trays fit well and show you how to use the teeth whitening gel. You'll wear the trays for up to 2 hours a day for 2-3 weeks. We'll check in after 2 weeks to make sure everything is going smoothly. Once you've finished the treatment, you'll get to keep your trays, so you can do touch-ups for special occasions.

What’s in the gel?

In most cases, we use a 10% carbamide peroxide gel. But we also have stronger gels available, like 16% carbamide peroxide and 6% hydrogen peroxide. And for in-office whitening, we use a special formulation of 6% hydrogen peroxide with the Beam LED lamp. The treatment is applied to the teeth for 15 minutes, three times, and takes around an hour. It's strong enough to effectively lighten teeth and is safe. It doesn't weaken or damage teeth. Some people may experience sensitivity during the treatment, but it's usually temporary and goes away after you stop whitening.

Teeth Whitening Using Custom Trays
Professional Teeth Whitening Strips
In-office Whitening using Beam LED lamp


You will find the various options that can help you whiten your teeth and any associated side effects

Beam Whitening Video
Tray Whitening/Strips Video
How Teeth Whitening Works
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