What is Take Home Teeth Whitening?
Take-home teeth whitening is a non-invasive dental procedure that lifts stains from the pores of teeth and lightens the colour of natural tooth enamel. You need to be very disciplined if you use at-home whitening kits, as it can take a few weeks to see permanent results. Due to the lower concentration of whitening agents compared to our in office ZOOM! teeth whitening treatment, it can take upwards of three to five weeks to achieve the results you are looking for. However generally speaking results can be visible after just a few days. Take Home Teeth Whitening allows for a affordable treatment option performed in the comfort of your home.
We will take moulds of your teeth that allow us to create neatly fitted trays for the teeth whitening gel to be placed in.
This is done over 2 short appointments
You will be provided with the correct amount of gel along with instructions to witness the amazing change to your teeth.
Using your bleaching syringe add a small amount of whitening Gel to the front of each tooth in the whitening tray. Be sure to not add to much gel. The whitening trays can be worn for 1 hour during the day for 3 to 6 weeks.
Take home teeth whitening aftercare
Throughout the whitening process you may experience tooth sensitivity but this is completely reversible. Products such as tooth mousse help combat sensitivity and are used by placing tooth mousse directly into your teeth whitening trays. Tooth sensitivity occurs because teeth dehydrate throughout the teeth whitening process. This is what causes the sensitivity. The teeth will rehydrate themselves again from your saliva.
While whitening your teeth, you should try to stick to a whitish looking diet. Steer clear of foods such as beetroot and black tea and coffee as much as possible.
Take home teeth whitening maintenance
Once treatment is complete, maintain you brighter smile with maintenance whitening. This means using the whitening gel once every month or so to keep your teeth pearly white. If you run out of teeth whitening gel you can purchase top up teeth whitening gel at your regular 6 monthly preventive care appointment.