Tooth whitening is the whitening of teeth through professional treatments or bleaching products. There are many natural means of whitening teeth by good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings, our dentists and hygienists can professionally clean your teeth to rejuvenate your smile and determine if you are suitable for professional bleaching.
Not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. Your gums and teeth should be healthy before whitening. Our cosmetic dentists can assess the suitability of your teeth for tooth whitening.
Existing tooth decay, existing restorations (e.g., fillings, crowns and veneers), any other oral diseases or conditions will need to be treated prior to whitening to avoid sensitivity.
There are also many causes of discolouration, (e.g., diet, ageing etc.) and the whitening treatment plan will depend on whether the stains are on the surface or inside the teeth. After a correct diagnosis of the cause of the stains, we can determine if tooth whitening is the right approach or if an alternative therapy will obtain better results.