Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Tooth-Coloured Fillings Be Whitened?

No. Whitening treatments can not whiten tooth coloured fillings, crowned (capped) or veneered teeth. This is one more reason to seek the advice of a professional before using any whitening product. As part of your treatment plan, your dentist will advise you on aesthetic options to ensure a totally beautiful smile.

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What Causes Teeth To Discolour?

Teeth discolour over time; how rapidly they discolour is partly due to genetics and personal habits. In addition to the natural aging process, teeth gradually discolour from drinking coffee, tea, soft drink and juices. Some medications can also cause teeth to become stained as they are developing.

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How Does Professional Tooth Whitening Work?

Professional tooth whitening occurs by neutralising tooth discolouration. As the carbamide peroxide in professional whiteners is activated, oxygen penetrates the hard outer surface of the tooth (enamel) and removes the underlying colour or stained substances. Since enamel itself is transparent, the natural, lighter colour of the inner tooth will then show through.

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How Do You Get Started?

The professional whitening procedure begins with a consultation in your dentist’s office. Your dental professional will make a custom impression of your teeth and form a tray to comfortably fit your mouth. Treatments are then completed at home.

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How Long Will Your Teeth Stay White?

Professionally whitened teeth stay bright for an extended length of time. With periodic touch-up applications and regular dental hygiene visits, your whiter and brighter smile will last and last.

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How Soon Will You See Results?

Most people will see an improvement within a few weeks. Simply follow the treatment schedule recommended by your dental professional, which is based on the condition of your teeth when you begin the procedure.

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Should You Consider Having Your Teeth Professionally Whitened?

Professional tooth whitening has been shown to be a safe and effective way for millions of people to obtain a whiter, brighter smile.

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