Teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment for anyone over the age of 18 who wants their smile to look whiter and youthful again. It works on everyone and will almost always give you the desired white colour you want!
Professional teeth whitening is very simple; after a thorough assessment to assess suitability, we take moulds of your teeth which are used to make custom whitening trays. These take a few days to fabricate and once ready we will provide you with them and a kit of special whitening gel. This gel is placed in the whitening trays and worn for upto 2 hours every day for 2 weeks. The gel removes all the staining particles from the top and internal surfaces of your teeth which has been built up over many years. The beauty of home whitening is you can stop at the shade you want whenever you are happy. The final result is white, youthful looking teeth!
It is normal for 2/3rds of patients to experience some mild sensitivity during the whitening stages. This sensitivity completely disappears after you stop whitening your teeth.
The dentists at Swish Dental will assess your level of sensitivity before recommending whitening and will advise how to avoid or minimise the sensitivity. Normally, anti-sensitive gel can be placed in the trays before the whitening treatment to help reduce any symptoms.
No, home whitening using very low levels of whitening gel is a non-invasive and safe treatment. In fact, 3 weeks of home whitening does the same amount of ‘damage’ to enamel as drinking 1 can of coke!