At Power Dental Practice we have been teeth whitening for over 20 years and have seen many advances.
There are 2 main types of teeth whitening systems:
- In chair
- Take home
It has been our experience that for people with moderately discoloured teeth, and younger people, good results can be achieved using either method on its own. We use the Colgate teeth whitening for these cases.
However, the darker the teeth and the older the person, better results come only by using BOTH take home and in chair. For this reason we choose to use Phillips Zoom! whitening in chair and are getting spectacular results. Contact us for more information about tooth whitening.
It is important to note that teeth whitening only whitens tooth enamel and not:
- Any existing fillings
- Roots of your teeth
What we do
We will create custom-made teeth whitening trays, which look like very thin mouth guards and are designed to fit to the contours of your teeth exactly. This ensures that excellent contact is made between the teeth whitening gel and the tooth enamel, enhancing the result.
You will receive a DVD with instructions to load the trays and how long to wear them. These instructions must be followed for optimum teeth whitening results.
We usually recommend two weeks at home, but some people notice a significant improvement after only a few days. Achieving your desired smile will depend on your personal circumstances and colour of your teeth.
The enhancement is very effective with the advanced Kor Whitening system, which is kept refrigerated from the time it is produced in the factory until it reaches us. It must be kept refrigerated at our clinic and when you take it home. It is the only formulation of its kind and has proven more successful than other bleaching systems we have employed.
People whose teeth are darker teeth benefit greatly from an in chair whitening session as well, after they have completed the 2 weeks at home whitening.
The at home whitening removes stains deeply and gradually, conditioning the teeth gently preparing them for the in-chair procedure. The in chair session is normally one hour using a much stronger solution than the take home version.
Please contact us, or ask your dentist or hygienist at your next dental check-up if you have any more questions about teeth whitening.