Teeth whitening is a quick and easy way to boost your smile. The process is safe and non-invasive, but the effectiveness will depend on how discoloured your teeth are and the cause of the discolouration (for example due to tea, coffee, smoking or Tetracycline staining). We offer a variety of options including teeth-whitening kits that you can take home and treatments that are completed in-chair at our dental clinic.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
You can get your teeth whitened at our clinic. This is a one-off treatment that generally takes 90 minutes in which we apply highly concentrated whitening gel on your teeth to lighten their shade. Due to the high concentration of the gel, your teeth will whiten quicker however you can get significant gum and teeth sensitivity as well, even though this usually goes away after a few days. Thorough examination of your teeth and gums is a must before you start this treatment.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
If you prefer to do the whitening yourself in the privacy of your home, we can provide fully customised take-home whitening kits which include your custom made top and bottom trays and whitening gel. The whitening gel has relatively low concentration, hence will take longer to work, usually 2 weeks. However this approach gives you completely control and the risk of teeth and gum sensitivity is extremely low. As long as your gums and teeth feel fine, you can keep whitening your teeth until the desired shade is achieved. It is also a lot more affordable than the in-office whitening. Since you already have your customised trays you’ll only need to order more take-home whitening gel for future whitening which is only a small fraction of the initial price.
If you would like to get the best result quickly, the in-chair whitening can provide a jumpstart, then you can slowly reinforce the result with the take-home. If you are not in any hurry to get a whiter smile, we recommend just the take-home option.