Home Tooth Whitening
Home Whitening allows you to whiten your teeth in the comfort and convenience of your own home. We provide clients with a tooth 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. Home Whitening is a very successful and safe procedure.
Frequently asked questions
How is it different to the whitening systems you can buy in the supermarket?
Whitening kits sold at supermarkets and pharmacies have limited effectiveness, for two main reasons. Firstly, the concentration of whitening agent in ‘over-the-counter’ kits is lower and less effective than that in dentist-supplied kits. Secondly, the generic mouthguards found in supermarket/pharmacy kits usually fit poorly, causing leakage of the whitening product into the mouth instead of holding it against the teeth.
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, is gentle and contains ingredients specifically designed to prevent tooth sensitivity.