Teeth whitening or bleaching is a safe, common and popular chemical process used to whiten teeth using a gel that converts to oxygen and water.
Some people get their teeth bleached to make stains disappear, while other just want a whiter smile. Discolouration occurs in the enamel and can be caused by medication, coffee, tea and cigarettes. Discolouration also can be hereditary or due simply to getting older.
Bleaching can be carried out at home after careful instruction from your dentist or at Fox Lane Dental Care under dental supervision. Many patients enjoy bleaching at home because it is more convenient.
Treatment begins when your dentist creates a custom mouthpiece to ensure the correct amount of whitening solution is used.
The whitening gel solution provided is placed in the custom made mouthpiece and worn usually for 1 hour a day. Typically, whitening at home takes two to four weeks, depending on the desired shade you wish to achieve.
Whitening in the practice at Fox Lane Dental Care may call for one or more 45-minute to one hour visits to your dentist.