Like skin or hair colour, your natural teeth can also vary in colour. Teeth can become darker as you age and also with the consumption of teeth staining substances such as coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco.
For stained or discoloured teeth, bleaching can lighten the teeth. It is a safe procedure when done by a qualified dentist but may not be appropriate in some people. Teeth whitening is one of the least expensive and least invasive ways of enhancing your smile. Whitening is a process where the tooth discolouration is ‘whitened’ to a lighter shade. Through chemical means It removes the staining agent. Results depend on the severity of the discolouration.
There a few options that you can choose from to achieve a new brighter smile, including an take-home whitening kit tailor made for you or an intensive ‘in chair’ light activated teeth whitening treatment using patented technology that whitens your teeth instantly. For a take-home whitening kit impression of your teeth will be taken so that a custom-made mouth tray can be made. This holds the bleaching gel close to your teeth. The gums do not normally come into contact with the bleach. Wearing the tray for 30 minutes to 2 hours a day will gradually lighten the teeth. The daily bleaching process can be continued until you are happy with the appearance of your teeth. It is important to note that it is not always possible to achieve white teeth.